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Why Bob of Bob's Red Mill is cheering the FDA - Portland Business Journal

Why Bob of Bob's Red Mill is cheering the FDA - Portland Business Journal | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger proponent of natural foods than Bob Moore. ...
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Real food: Not just for fancy people

Real food: Not just for fancy people | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
Recent caricatures of food writers like Michael Pollan paint them as fickle fashionistas. But the food movement is far deeper than that.
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FDA proposes new rules for safer imported foods - NBCNews.com

FDA proposes new rules for safer imported foods - NBCNews.com | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
FDA proposes new rules for safer imported foods NBCNews.com The first-ever draft rules for safety oversight of imported food are part of a larger mandated food safety regulatory overhaul underway at the FDA, and part of a series of rules FDA is...
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FDA: Free-range chickens should go outside, but not interact with the actual ... - Grist

FDA: Free-range chickens should go outside, but not interact with the actual ... - Grist | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
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The FDA suggests that farmers install fences or netting to keep other animals away from the chickens.
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Bees Exposed to High Levels of Pesticides Suspected in Colony Collapse

Bees Exposed to High Levels of Pesticides Suspected in Colony Collapse | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
LA Times By Geoffrey Mohan Pesticides sprayed on crops could be making honey bees susceptible to a fatal parasite and contributing to recent declines in bee populations, according to a study.Researchers found 35 pesticides, some at lethal levels,...
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That’s Not Natural or Organic: How Big Food Misleads - Cornucopia Institute

That’s Not Natural or Organic: How Big Food Misleads - Cornucopia Institute | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
Major conglomerates claim their food is healthy. But they might have funded the study — and the feds barely care
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FDA/USDA Collude to Eliminate True Organic Egg Production - Cornucopia Institute

FDA/USDA Collude to Eliminate True Organic Egg Production - Cornucopia Institute | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
Onerous Food Safety Rules Could Abolish Outdoor Access for Laying Hens Cornucopia, WI – Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft guidance document to clarify how egg producers, including organic farmers with outdoor access,...
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Small-plot farming puts new ‘spin’ on urban agriculture

Small-plot farming puts new ‘spin’ on urban agriculture | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
Dense plots can lead to big profits for small gardens.
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Egg-cellent: Seattle Among Best Places For Urban Chicken Coops

Egg-cellent: Seattle Among Best Places For Urban Chicken Coops | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
Depending on where you live in Seattle, I might not need to tell you that we're considering an egg-cellent place to have an urban chicken coop. Redfin put out...
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Breeding Bacteria on Factory Farms

Breeding Bacteria on Factory Farms | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
A study suggests that keeping animals in confinement and feeding them antibiotics can lead to disease in humans that may not be easily treated.
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Food Politics » USDA issues rules for competitive school foods. Yes!

Food Politics » USDA issues rules for competitive school foods. Yes! | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it

At long last the USDA released Interim Final Rules for competitive foods—the snacks and sodas sold from vending machines and carts outside of federally supported school lunches.

 

They were worth the wait.

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Research Shows that Monsanto's Big Claims for GMO Food Are Probably Wrong

Research Shows that Monsanto's Big Claims for GMO Food Are Probably Wrong | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
It's going to be a tough row to hoe, from here on out for Monsanto.
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With Recent Victories, Movement to Label GMOs Gains Steam | Food Safety News

With Recent Victories, Movement to Label GMOs Gains Steam | Food Safety News | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it

More than six months after a big defeat in California, the movement to label foods containing genetically modified organisms appears to be picking up steam across the country.

 

In the past three weeks, Connecticut and Maine passed labeling bills, the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the first time approved a non-GMO label claim for meat products, Chipotle began voluntarily labeling menu items containing GMO ingredients online, and, perhaps most notably, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration funding to label genetically modified salmon if the agency approves the fish.

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Hog Producers Battling to Contain Virus That Has Killed Piglets by the Thousands

Hog Producers Battling to Contain Virus That Has Killed Piglets by the Thousands | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
A virus deadly only to young pigs, with no danger for humans, appeared in the United States last spring in Ohio and in weeks had spread to four other states.
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This is What a Real Food Policy Conversation Looks Like - BillMoyers.com

This is What a Real Food Policy Conversation Looks Like - BillMoyers.com | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
This is What a Real Food Policy Conversation Looks Like
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We're proud to collaborate with The Nation in sharing insightful journalism related to income inequality in America.
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Got chard? NYC farmers sprout cash crops on rooftops and in warehouse - Crain's New York Business

Got chard? NYC farmers sprout cash crops on rooftops and in warehouse - Crain's New York Business | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
Got chard? NYC farmers sprout cash crops on rooftops and in warehouse Crain's New York Business Early city-farming pioneers such as Gotham Greens, which began three years ago, and Brooklyn Grange Farm, another three-year-old venture, are busy...
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Techies and Farmers Co-create the Future of Food at Hack//Meat

Techies and Farmers Co-create the Future of Food at Hack//Meat | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
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By Danielle GouldUntil now, food innovation happened behind closed doors at a few select multinational corporations.
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The Monsanto Menace - Cornucopia Institute

The Monsanto Menace - Cornucopia Institute | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it

The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America’s food supply.

 When you’re good at something, you want to leverage that. Monsanto‘s specialty is killing stuff.

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Legislation to Protect Pollinators Announced - Cornucopia Institute

Legislation to Protect Pollinators Announced - Cornucopia Institute | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
Aim of Federal Proposal is to Prevent Mass Bee Die-Offs Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has announced that he will be introducing The Save America’s Pollinators Act .
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The FDA Doesn't Want Chickens To Explore The Great Outdoors - NPR

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NPR The FDA Doesn't Want Chickens To Explore The Great Outdoors NPR Organic egg farmers are divided in their reaction to a new FDA proposal that, if adopted and enforced, could require canopies and fences to separate free-roaming chickens from wild...
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Small is beautiful…and profitable | Rodale Institute

Small is beautiful…and profitable | Rodale Institute | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
Urban farmers in Philadelphia demonstrate that you don’t need a whole lot of land—or fancy equipment—to see black. (Great story about urban farming in Philadelphia.
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Evanston Woman Connects Family Farms with Restaurants, Schools - Patch.com

Evanston Woman Connects Family Farms with Restaurants, Schools - Patch.com | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
Evanston Woman Connects Family Farms with Restaurants, Schools Patch.com The service allows restaurants and schools to order the produce they want from one place instead of having to search farm by farm, according to an article in Crain's Chicago...
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2002 warning on diseased beef was not acted upon by FSA

2002 warning on diseased beef was not acted upon by FSA | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) was warned more than a decade ago that meat from cows showing symptoms of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) should be heat treated to safeguard consumers from the risk of infection.
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Bringing Gardens to the Food Desert | BillMoyers.com

Bringing Gardens to the Food Desert | BillMoyers.com | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
A group of urban farmers in a lower-income Brooklyn neighborhood has taken on their community's lack of access to healthy food.
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Dairy farmers struggle as farm bill remains in limbo - Citizen Standard

Dairy farmers struggle as farm bill remains in limbo - Citizen Standard | "Food Matters" | Scoop.it
Dairy farmers struggle as farm bill remains in limbo
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A member of the family that runs Wind Mill Farms, a dairy farm in Pine Grove, the 20-year-old can tell you about the cost of staying in business.
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