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Local Food Law CLE at Pace Law School Rescheduled for Spring | Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Local Food Law CLE at Pace Law School Rescheduled for Spring | Food, Farm & Family Law Blog | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Excited about this upcoming #localfood CLE at Pace Law School in March http://t.co/mkCXJTFc #aglaw #NewYork
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Glad to see this being take so seriously and being taught at a law school.

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New supermarket barcodes to show how food is being produced

New supermarket barcodes to show how food is being produced | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Barcodes are being developed in the United States that will allow consumers to use mobile phones to find out more about how their food is being produced.
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This system may help our local food marketing initiative. For me it's all about providing the consumer with information they can use to make better buying decisions.

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7 Healthy Foods That Fight Stress

7 Healthy Foods That Fight Stress | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Usually when we talk about stress eating, we're warning you against using food to squash unpleasant feelings.
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My family tends to do fairly well with this list.  Yay!

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SPLHS's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:41 AM

Take the positive approach. Be proactive!

L.J

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Editorial: New hope for Dallas Farmers Market

Editorial: New hope for Dallas Farmers Market | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The city could score big with private-led management and redevelopment of the Farmers Market.
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This is a farmers market that I went to frequently when I lived in Dallas. A terrific design. Spacious, easy for vendors and consumers alike.

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How Fracking Impacts Local Food

How Fracking Impacts Local Food | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — “Should the moratorium on hydrofracking in New York State be lifted, the 16,200-member Park Slope Food Co-op, in Brooklyn, will no longer buy food from farms anywhere near drilling operations ...
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Food groups taking action against fracking.

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Are you stress eater or comfort eater?

Are you stress eater or comfort eater? | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
At times of stress the brain signal triggers the adrenaline glands that release adrenaline (epinephrine) and cortisol.
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Why and how we eat is just as important it seems as what we eat.

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Foraging for gourmet food - in low tide - San Francisco Chronicle

Foraging for gourmet food - in low tide - San Francisco Chronicle | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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Foraging for gourmet food - in low tide
San Francisco Chronicle
(02-03) 14:11 PST -- For some, low tide is nothing but a smelly expanse of slimy rocks and muck.
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Urban Coastal Foraging!  Suddenly the city is sounding cool again.

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FDA regulations too great a burden on small farmers - Headline Surfer

FDA regulations too great a burden on small farmers - Headline Surfer | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
FDA regulations too great a burden on small farmers
Headline Surfer
We need to go back to the small local farmers and stop these huge corporations who could care less if we get sick as long as they are making money.
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A rant about the FDA's new food safety rules from Florida.

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4 Grand Challenges to Energy, Food, and Water | WRI Insights

4 Grand Challenges to Energy, Food, and Water | WRI Insights | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
4 Grand Challenges to Energy, Food, and Water http://t.co/qwXMw3nX via @ManishBapnaWRI
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This is an excellent piece exploring four great global challenges.  Notice that #2 is titled "Food Security".  

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Culinary Courses :: Extended Education :: Northwestern Michigan College

Culinary Courses :: Extended Education :: Northwestern Michigan College | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

Whether you're a serious home cook, a culinary school hopeful, or looking to sharpen your cooking skills, these classes are for you. Taught by local chefs and food aficionados in a state-of-the-art classroom kitchen, each class features culinary tips and delectable recipes. You'll come away energized about cooking! Remember to bring a take-home container and you are welcome to bring your own apron.


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A real northern Michigan foodie experience.  Hands on food! Register now for a multitude of classes open to the public.

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What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke | Nutrition Research Center

What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke | Nutrition Research Center | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
What happens to your body when you drink soft drinks? It's health-defying to say the least.
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Interesting to understand the chemistry here.

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OpenTable to Acquire Foodspotting for $10 Million

OpenTable to Acquire Foodspotting for $10 Million | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Booking a restaurant reservation on the Internet is more convenient than calling a hostess or jotting your name down on a waiting list, but it can feel impersonal.
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Technology has been playing a bigger role in the food scene. The dealing of the various tech businesses are always of interest in this world.

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Veggies To Blame For Majority Of Foodborne Illnesses | TIME.com

Veggies To Blame For Majority Of Foodborne Illnesses | TIME.com | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
CDC cites most common sources of foodborne illnesses (Vegetables: The Major Culprit of Foodborne Illnesses http://t.co/O7DKhVyl)
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Just doing a media track on this story.  It's now hit TIME magazine.  See below for others.

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Yale Study Looks At Perceptions of 'Food Addicts' - Hartford Courant

Yale Study Looks At Perceptions of 'Food Addicts' - Hartford Courant | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Yale Study Looks At Perceptions of 'Food Addicts' Hartford Courant The notion of food addiction has become more widely accepted over the last few years, Yale researchers say, but it's unclear whether that means there's greater acceptance of those...
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Putting science to work in understanding one of the 7 Deadly Sins.

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Top 10 UK Food Trends for 2013

Top 10 UK Food Trends for 2013 | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
We can't resist indulging in the top 10 UK food trends for 2013 predictions. Feast your eyes on these treats! (RT @Palm_PR: Enticing Top 10 2013 Food Trends from @mysecretkitchen as feat.
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It's always interesting to follow our friends across the pond, especially when it comes to food.

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News - USA: More land being used for organic farming - Worldwatch Institute

News - USA: More land being used for organic farming - Worldwatch Institute | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
USA: More land being used for organic farming - Worldwatch Institute (#News - #USA: More land being used for #organic farming - Worldwatch Institute http://t.co/tMZUAs51)...
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A good trend to watch.

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First, Personalized Pez Dispensers. Next, Printed Food? - NPR (blog)

First, Personalized Pez Dispensers. Next, Printed Food? - NPR (blog) | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
NPR (blog)
First, Personalized Pez Dispensers. Next, Printed Food?
NPR (blog)
It's just one of a growing number of efforts under way to print customized food products.
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I know it's very peripherally about food systems, but I couldn't resist this.

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Farmers reap reward with veggies despite weather concerns

Farmers reap reward with veggies despite weather concerns | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The Michigan Farm Bureau says the state's vegetable crops suffered only minor damage from bad weather last year, unlike the heavy losses to fruit, corn and hay.
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Up here in northern Michigan many of our fruit crops were devasted in 2012.  It's nice to see a report to the contrary about vegetables.

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Guide to Joining a CSA « Little Miss Cruciferous

Guide to Joining a CSA « Little Miss Cruciferous | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Their search optimization tools are particularly helpful when trying to differential between those farms offering seasonal shares and those only selling items at a farmers market or as a farm stand. ...
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Definitely the time of year to start thinking about subscribing to a local CSA. 

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ASAP center promotes local food - Asheville Citizen-Times

ASAP center promotes local food - Asheville Citizen-Times | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
ASAP center promotes local food
Asheville Citizen-Times
ASAP's mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.
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The ASAP center seems to have a lot in common with MLUI's Food & Farming work.

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The rise and rise of Mother's Ruin: Gin is back... and this time it’s sophisticated

The rise and rise of Mother's Ruin: Gin is back... and this time it’s sophisticated | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
It ruined mothers (and fathers) and was an early harbinger of binge-drinking Britain before falling out of favour – and flavour.
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Our wedding featured two liquors, Bourbon and Gin. I'm a bourbon drinker myself, but gin has it's appeal as well. I love the name of this man's product.

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Do Mobile Food Businesses Drive Economic Development? Ahhh, Yeah…

Do Mobile Food Businesses Drive Economic Development? Ahhh, Yeah… | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
By Chris Wendel The city of Traverse City has some decisions to make regarding mobile food businesses (both food trucks and food carts). At first blush it’s easy to assume that mobile food entrepre...
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Chris hits on some key points of this hot debate for Traverse City.  Why a debate?  Seems like a no-brainer.

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Conference Board of Canada Food Summit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Conference Board of Canada Food Summit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Although the 2nd Canadian Food Summit hasn't even started, the controversy has. In fact, the Canadian food policy world may have it's biggest dust up ever if the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) continues its tone deaf, stack the deck maneuvering.
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"A food system donnybrook."  Canada's CBoC leaning towards food giants. Paul Hughes fights back.

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25 Snacks That Will Give You Energy Throughout The Day

25 Snacks That Will Give You Energy Throughout The Day | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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More on the subject of snacks for kids.

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USDA ERS - Gobbling Up Snacks: Cause or Potential Cure for Childhood Obesity?

USDA ERS - Gobbling Up Snacks: Cause or Potential Cure for Childhood Obesity? | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
On average, fruits and vegetables cost 2 cents less than average snack food per portion. http://t.co/mOfNbvUx
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In our home a snack is usually fruit or vegetable with the occasional cracker.  A lot of homes, however (like the one I grew up in) snacks fall more in that sweet or comfort-food category.

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