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Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition

Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
People opposed to genetically modified organisms often insist that the plants are no good for anyone except the companies, like Monsanto Co. , that sell GMO seeds.
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Quite a bunk story LA Times. 

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What is fat? - George Zaidan

What is fat? - George Zaidan | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
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Like Ted Talks? You'll love Ted Ed - Lesson's Worth Sharing. 

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Vitamins: stop taking the pills

Vitamins: stop taking the pills | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
Vitamin supplements are good for you, right? Wrong, says Paul Offit – they're a multibillion-pound con and in high doses can increase your risk of heart disease and cancer
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Quite the article depicting herbs and vitimins as damaging to the human body. Funny that it doesn't mention that perhaps how the pills were made might take into the effects of the suppliment on the body.

 

The vitimins and minerals our body absorbs from food differs depending if it's taken raw, quick cooked or slow cooked, on the stove, in the oven or microwaved. Therefore the process of how the suppliment is made will determine how it will interact with the cells in our bodies and if it will help or hurt it. 

 

Your best best - make sure you're eating foods that are fresh and in season. If you're deficient in some way, talk with your doctor about food enhancements and diet that can balance out what your body needs.

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It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest - Expression of Truth

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest - Expression of Truth | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
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An edible park. I love it! Can we please make more?! 

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Spinach and Tofu Wontons in Broth — Recipes for Health

Spinach and Tofu Wontons in Broth — Recipes for Health | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
The wontons can be made ahead and frozen.
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Protein in a pouch, minus the meat and soy. I'd be apt to try rice paper too for this.

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Immigrant health and immigrant neighborhoods.

Multiple studies have shown that first-generation immigrants have a lower BMI as compared with second- and third-generation immigrants and that the number of years since immigration is associated w...
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Kate Drake's curator insight, June 8, 2013 2:28 PM

We can overcome the rate of obesity in America by taking several small steps. One of thse steps: City planners, politicians, health professionals, and communities should all be making stirdes to demand that more farmer's markets be present in their neighborhood. People will eat better if they have a relationship with their food. Having a positive relationship with your food can begin by knowing who grows it - your local farmer! 

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Power Plants | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Power Plants | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
Throughout history many cultures have worshiped the Sun for its life-giving powers.  In reality it is not the Sun itself, but rather the plants that have ...
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Never understimade the beauty and power of a plant. I strongly belive more resources should be funneled into sustainable power research, hand in hand while educating people the importance of less consumption and how to do it. 

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Europe rejects GMO crops; kinder gentler America seeks labeling

Europe rejects GMO crops; kinder gentler America seeks labeling | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it

It’s a scandal.

 

Monsanto has just announced it’s giving up on most of Europe: people there don’t want GMO food. In America, the struggle is for labeling GMOs.

 

This is some kind of “fairness doctrine.” Let the US consumer decide what kind of food to buy. Choice. It’s the American way, right?

 

No, actually it isn’t. The evidence gathered over the last 10 years is staggering. GMO food and the herbicides sprayed on them constitute a major health hazard, to say the least.

 

And this doesn’t begin to cover the lying business practices of Monsanto...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:57 AM

Let's label GMOs is a distraction from the real issue. That stuff should never have been planted or grown in the first place. GMOs are damaging the health of animals (and humans) who eat them. They are damaging the environment and whole eco-systems of bugs and soil bacteria.

Who needs them, even if labeled... 

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Study Shows 20 Minutes Of Yoga Stimulates Brain Function

Study Shows 20 Minutes Of Yoga Stimulates Brain Function | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' brain function.
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20 minutes of any movement I would say could stimulate brain function.

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Nestle’s Wet Dream: They Mark Up Water 53 MILLION Percent - Expression of Truth

Nestle’s Wet Dream: They Mark Up Water 53 MILLION Percent - Expression of Truth | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it

The directors of Nestle must be breathing a sigh of relief as the world targets Monsanto with a barrage of negative publicity, global protests, and grassroots campaigns.

 

While we’re all distracted by Monsanto’s GMO corruption of the food supply, Nestle is taking steps to profit off of the natural world with patents on breast milk and medicinal plants, and the privatization of water,and giving the seed company a run for the title of The Most Evil Corporation in the World.


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Such a shame. How can people own rights to water? They will get what's due to them in time....

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, June 7, 2013 11:04 AM

Corporations - they push an agenda of privatization. From transports to communications, from electricity to the water ... everything that is community owned and might be profitable has to be sold to the corporations. 

 

Wonder why politicians are falling for that ruse.

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Once food and water is privatized, it will be a very different world.
Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, June 7, 2013 5:05 PM

So, true. And one of the CEOs had the temerity to say that people don't have right to water!

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Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition

Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
People opposed to genetically modified organisms often insist that the plants are no good for anyone except the companies, like Monsanto Co. , that sell GMO seeds.
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Quite a bunk story LA Times. 

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Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome

Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
Medicine used to be obsessed with eradicating the tiny bugs that live within us. Now we’re beginning to understand all the ways they keep us healthy.
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High five to our microbiodome. Couldn't live with out 'ya.

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Honey bees and monoculture: nothing to dance about | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Honey bees and monoculture: nothing to dance about | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
With all the talk of honey bee decline in the news, you may already know that honey bees don’t just make honey. They also give us ...
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One more reason that large mono-farms need to go and smaller, diversified farms need to multiply. 

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Juicing vs. Blending: What's a Girl to Do?

Juicing vs. Blending: What's a Girl to Do? | Food Systems, Nutrition  & Your Health | Scoop.it
To juice or not to juice, to blend or not to blend, that is the question! Which one is best? What's a girl to do? Panic! Freeze! Give up! Sleep! NOPE. Hands down the best way to increase our
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Eating sunshine! 

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