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Food Safety: The Kansas City Star Probes the Beef Industry - Organic Connections

Food Safety: The Kansas City Star Probes the Beef Industry - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The Kansas City Star series on the beef industry highlights food safety issues such as antibiotic use, the industry’s funding of pro-beef research and the safety risks of mechanically tenderized steak.
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GMO Labeling Proposition 37: The Recount - Organic Connections

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An election integrity activist based in Tiburon, Calif. has filed a formal request with the Secretary of State's office for a recount in the contest over GMO Labeling Prop 37.
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Food Safety Action: Synthetic Nutrients in Organic Foods? - Organic Connections

Food Safety Action: Synthetic Nutrients in Organic Foods? - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public comment on a rule that would continue its policy of allowing the indiscriminate and illegal addition of synthetic nutrients to organic foods.
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Alison Gannett: From Daredevil Skier to Sustainable Champion - Organic Connections

Alison Gannett: From Daredevil Skier to Sustainable Champion - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

You may have heard of Alison Gannett as a world-champion extreme skier. But, she was and continues to be a tireless practitioner and advocate of sustainability.

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GMO Labeling Proposition 37: The Final Score - Organic Connections

GMO Labeling Proposition 37: The Final Score - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
California's GMO Labeling Proposition 37 should still be viewed as a watershed event in the evolution of the food movement in US. Nearly 6 million people asserted their right to know what is in their food.
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Peru Bans GMO Foods for 10 Years as US Lags - Organic Connections

Peru Bans GMO Foods for 10 Years as US Lags - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Peru's ban on GMO foods prohibits the import, production and use of genetically modified foods. The law is aimed at safeguarding the country's agricultural diversity.

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Benziger: The Winery That Came Back to Life - Organic Connections

Benziger: The Winery That Came Back to Life - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Benziger Family Winery grows their grapes and produces their products using biodynamic methods—which are highly sustainable.
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Antibiotic Reistance May Develop in Soil Under Factory Farms - Organic Connections

Antibiotic Reistance May Develop in Soil Under Factory Farms - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

A study out of Washington state reveals that the solution to the rise in antibiotic resistance might lie in the way farmers treat animal waste.

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10 Vegetarian, Protein-Rich Kid Snacks - Natural Vitality Living

10 Vegetarian, Protein-Rich Kid Snacks - Natural Vitality Living | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

10 suggestions from protein-rich, vegetarian kid snacks. The perfect tools to keep kids safe from processed foods and sugars.

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California High Schools Scrapping 'Plastic Foods' in Favor of the Real Thing - Organic Connections

California High Schools Scrapping 'Plastic Foods' in Favor of the Real Thing - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
In Escondido, California, school chefs are scrapping plastic foods and cooking 10,000 meals a day from scratch, and seeing academic and behavioral improvement as a result.
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Chicago Plans Nation's Largest Urban Farming District - Organic Connections

Chicago Plans Nation's Largest Urban Farming District - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Chicago’s Black Belt area, on the historic South Side, once a hub for jazz, blues, and literature, today is riddled with vacant lots, poverty and blight. A new plan envisions the area as a thriving urban farming district.
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Providing Local Food for Washington D.C. - Organic Connections

Providing Local Food for Washington D.C. - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Jim Epstein and Mark Seale hope to create a food hub in the Washington area much like the many that have sprouted up around the country to help the local food industry scale up in recent years.
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Food Safety Action: Preserving Antibiotics for Humans and Preventing Superbugs - Organic Connections

Food Safety Action: Preserving Antibiotics for Humans and Preventing Superbugs - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Every year, nearly 30 million pounds of antibiotics are used in livestock and poultry in the U.S.—four times the amount prescribed for treating infections in people.

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Food Allergies? Test Your Meal with a Smart Phone - Organic Connections

Food Allergies? Test Your Meal with a Smart Phone - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Got food allergies? Thanks to UCLA researchers, you can test your meal on the spot using a smart phone.
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Agroforestry: Healing Food Systems and Fighting Climate Change - Organic Connections

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Agroforestry, a broad term to describe ways in which forests and forest management are combined with agriculture, is key in understanding Mark Shepard’s New Forest Farm.
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Move Over, Cocoa and Make Room for Holiday Tea - Natural Vitality Living

Move Over, Cocoa and Make Room for Holiday Tea - Natural Vitality Living | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
We all love a cup of cocoa, but these holiday teas give you healthy options for festive sipping everyday.
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Cheerios Maker Feels Consumer Heat for their Use of GMOs - Organic Connections

Cheerios Maker Feels Consumer Heat for their Use of GMOs - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Thousands of concerned consumers have flooded Cheerios' Facebook page distressed about genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients in Cheerios.
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Are We Fracking Our Food Supply? - Organic Connections

Are We Fracking Our Food Supply? - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Toxins from fracking wells are already sickening people and livestock in several states. Will our environmentally costly hunt for natural gas end up threatening the vibrant local-food movement in the Northeast and beyond?
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Nanoparticles in Our Foods? - Organic Connections

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Nanoparticles that are engineered in laboratories have environmental health advocates concerned. Companies are not required to disclose nano-sized food ingredients, nor is there much active questioning about their safety.
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Help Defend Farmers Against GMO Crops! - Organic Connections

Help Defend Farmers Against GMO Crops! - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Farmers are at the front lines in the battle against genetically engineered (GMO) crops. They are the ones that risk economic harm should their crops be contaminated by GMO material.

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USC and Oxford Study Links High Fructose Corn Syrup to Worldwide Diabetes - Organic Connections

USC and Oxford Study Links High Fructose Corn Syrup to Worldwide Diabetes - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

A new study by USC and University of Oxford researchers indicates that large amounts of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) found in national food supplies across the world may be one explanation for the rising global epidemic of Type 2 diabetes.

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Food Desert West Oakland to Get a Grocery Store - Organic Connections

Food Desert West Oakland to Get a Grocery Store - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
West Oakland—the Bay Area’s most notorious food desert—is on the way to getting its own independent grocery store, and anyone can become a shareholder.
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Chef Alli Sosna: Stretching the Dollar for Healthy Food - Organic Connections

Chef Alli Sosna: Stretching the Dollar for Healthy Food - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Chef Alli Sosna has cooked for nationally ranked restaurants and kitchens. But the work she finds most fulfilling is assisting those in perhaps the most dire need of healthy, decent food

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GMO Labeling: Stars Come Out for Just Label It - Organic Connections

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Emmy Award winners Michael J. Fox and Julie Bowen, and singer Ziggy Marley are featured in a new Just Label It video calling for the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods.
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Time to Stop Marketing Food to Kids, Period - Organic Connections

Time to Stop Marketing Food to Kids, Period - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The time has come to confront the food industry's practices of marketing directly to kids. The food industry has resisted all forms of regulation other than the useless "voluntary" variety.
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