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Schools should stop 'fat shaming' overweight children, a report has said

Schools should stop 'fat shaming' overweight children, a report has said | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Schools should stop “fat shaming” overweight children and instead give them helpful advice to lose weight, a new report by Olympian and adventurer James Cracknell says which also backs a sugar tax. 

Teachers outlining their concerns about chubby pupils in letters to parents are unwittingly contributing to other physical and mental health illness such as anorexia. Instead they should be told how to encourage more sleep, physical exercise and eat nutritious meals, the report says.
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‘Grow three herbs and build up’ – the millennial’s guide to gardening

‘Grow three herbs and build up’ – the millennial’s guide to gardening | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Horticultural skills are going to pot among people in their 20s and 30s, says the head of the RHS. Here’s a quick guide to getting started for this ‘lost generation’
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“Stop treating antibiotics like sweets”: the threat we face from antibioitic resistance

“Stop treating antibiotics like sweets”: the threat we face from antibioitic resistance | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Currently, 700,000 people die per year from the resistance of microbes to medicine, and it is predicted that 10 million people will die per year by 2050.
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UK farmers to cut antibiotic use to combat drug resistance

UK farmers to cut antibiotic use to combat drug resistance | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Taskforce will work with farming leaders and government to replace and reduce antibiotic use for livestock
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New York parks using goats as chemical-free weed control alternative

New York parks using goats as chemical-free weed control alternative | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Goats, which naturally like weeds such as poison ivy and can eat up to 25 pounds a day, are cleaning up Prospect Park with no negative environmental impact
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Eric Larson's curator insight, May 19, 7:26 PM
Chemical free weed control.
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Get Smart on GMOs, And Why You Should Care

Get Smart on GMOs, And Why You Should Care | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the National Academy of Sciences released a study that GMOs to
be 'safe,' but not everyone’s convinced. Are they ok for human consumption,
and what’s their impact on the environment?  Carey Gillam, senior
correspondent for Reuters, journalist & biotech researcher dives in to
explain why GMOs matter, and why the issue isn’t dead yet and why you
should care. 
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Truth about GMOs?
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EU Delays Approval of Glyphosate, Again

EU Delays Approval of Glyphosate, Again | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
A decision on whether or not to re-approve the controversial toxic substance glyphosate for use in Europe was postponed Thursday for the second time,
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No antibiotics without a test, says report on rising antimicrobial resistance

No antibiotics without a test, says report on rising antimicrobial resistance | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Report by economist Jim O’Neill says global cost of problem could be loss of 10 million lives a year by 2050 and $100tn a year
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Farming is 'single biggest cause' of worst air pollution in Europe

Farming is 'single biggest cause' of worst air pollution in Europe | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Nitrogen compounds from fertilisers and animal waste drifting over industrial regions is combining to form fine particulate pollution, report finds
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Boris's remarks on 'buried' air pollution report leave unanswered questions

Boris's remarks on 'buried' air pollution report leave unanswered questions | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
London’s former mayor says he knew about the report showing deprived schools were disproportionately affected by air pollution, so why wasn’t it made public?
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Assurance schemes deliver 10% improvement in feather cover - Farmers Weekly

Assurance schemes deliver 10% improvement in feather cover - Farmers Weekly | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Analysis of hundreds of free-range egg farms shows assurance schemes are helping to reduce feather loss and improve bird welfare. The work used audit data
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Decrease Aggression In Children

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Decrease Aggression In Children | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Children with aggression who took Omega-3 fatty acids improved their behavior in the short term.
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Is there any point in planting new trees? - BBC News

Is there any point in planting new trees? - BBC News | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Initiatives to plant large numbers of new trees are popular, but do they ever achieve anything useful?
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Land farmed organically reaches seven-year low - Farmers Weekly

Land farmed organically reaches seven-year low - Farmers Weekly | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
The area of land farmed organically reached a seven-year low in 2015, according to official Defra statistics. The United Kingdom had a total organic area o
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Organic farm offers walking tours

Organic farm offers walking tours | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
DATES have been announced for a series of summer walks at a farm specialising in organic growing techniques.
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The surprising thing that can lower the chance of obesity

The surprising thing that can lower the chance of obesity | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Urging people to follow low fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having "disastrous health consequences", a health charity has warned.

In a damning report that accuses major public health bodies of colluding with the food industry, the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration call for a "major overhaul" of current dietary guidelines.

They say the focus on low fat diets is failing to address Britain's obesity crisis, while snacking between meals is making people fat.
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Why air pollution in schools is such a big deal – and what to do about it | Ian Colbeck

Why air pollution in schools is such a big deal – and what to do about it | Ian Colbeck | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Ian Colbeck: About 3,000 British schools are in areas where air quality is poor, with those in poorer communities suffering more
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Antibiotics will soon 'stop working'

Antibiotics will soon 'stop working' | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Urgent action is needed to control the use of antibiotics before they cease to work, leaving a number of major conditions untreatable and causing “terrible human and economic cost”, a major study has warned.
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Scary! Antibiotics not working? 
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Eco-certification could help save the world’s tropical forests - Humanosphere

Eco-certification could help save the world’s tropical forests - Humanosphere | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Tropical forests are one of the world’s most diverse and important ecosystems on the planet, but also one of the most endangered. Every year, some 35 milli
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New Study Finds FSC Certification Profitable for Businesses | Sustainable Brands

New Study Finds FSC Certification Profitable for Businesses | Sustainable Brands | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
The environmental and social benefits of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification are proven, as the organisation works to ensure sustainable use of forest products. But a recent WWF study has found that there is also a concrete economic benefit. The bottom line? On average, forestry companies can earn an extra US$1.80 for every cubic metre of FSC-certified timber.
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France to ban glyphosate - regardless of EU vote this week - Agriland

France to ban glyphosate - regardless of EU vote this week - Agriland | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Glyphosate will be banned in France - whether or not the EU decides this week to renew the authorisation of the chemical, the French Minister for Health, Marisol Touraine has said.
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GM farming is creating superweeds and resistant bugs

GM farming is creating superweeds and resistant bugs | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
New research from the American National Academies of Science reveals that many promises for the controversial technology have not been fulfilled.
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Expert says GM crops are not 'monsters' but are 'pretty much just crops'

Expert says GM crops are not 'monsters' but are 'pretty much just crops' | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
A major review of genetically modified crops by scientists in the United States has tentatively concluded that they pose no risk to human health.

However, in their 388-page report, three US National Academies – of the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine – cautioned that any new kind of food “may have some subtle favourable or adverse health effects that are not detected even with careful scrutiny”.

And it said there was an “urgent need” for a publicly funded method of testing future GM products as they are developed to ensure they are safe.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, May 18, 9:26 AM
GMOs not a big issue???? Did you really keep your doctor after Obama care took effect?
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National Research Council GMO Study Compromised by Industry Ties

National Research Council GMO Study Compromised by Industry Ties | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
One day before the National Research Council (NRC) is scheduled to release a multi-year research report about genetically engineered (GMO) crops and food
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Eric Larson's curator insight, May 18, 8:38 PM
NRC has serious industry ties?
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What does the JMPR’s verdict on glyphosate really mean?

What does the JMPR’s verdict on glyphosate really mean? | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Latest news on GMO food, GMO crops, GMO labelling and genetically modified organisms
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What does JMPR say about glyphosate?