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Meet the Opposite of Monsanto -- These Are the Folks That Really Feed the World

Meet the Opposite of Monsanto -- These Are the Folks That Really Feed the World | The Food rEvolution | Scoop.it
Meet the antithesis of Monsanto -- those fighting resource grabs, cultivating traditional crops, and defending their communities from exploitation by multinationals.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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Hooray for these brave, commited folks, the antithesis of Monsanto.

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The Food rEvolution
Food production and distribution have become heated political issues. So much so that we need to use grassroots global food rEvolutions to insure biodiversity and having healthy food to eat, safe water to drink and land that has nutrients not toxic chemicals to grow our food and ffed our livestock.
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Continuous Kombucha Brewing: How To and Why | Delicious Obsessions

Continuous Kombucha Brewing: How To and Why | Delicious Obsessions | The Food rEvolution | Scoop.it
Learn how to use a continuous brewing system for kombucha, which will save you time and money. Continuous brewing is easy to do and this will show you how.
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I need to do more continuous Kombucha brewing. This article should be very helpful.

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U-M scientists and colleagues investigate the fiber of our being | University of Michigan Health System

U-M scientists and colleagues investigate the fiber of our being | University of Michigan Health System | The Food rEvolution | Scoop.it
We're all aware of the health benefits of dietary fiber. But what is dietary fiber and how do we metabolize it? Research by U-M scientists and their colleagues has begun to uncover how our gut bacteria metabolize the complex dietary carbohydrates found in fruits and vegetables.
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I am fascinated by the Human Microbiome Project and the fact that, "Trillions of bacteria live in human intestines - there are about ten times more bacterial cells in the average person's body than human ones. Known as 'microbiota', these bacteria have a vital role to play in human health: they are central to our metabolism and well-being."

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We Are Our Bacteria

We Are Our Bacteria | The Food rEvolution | Scoop.it
A rise in diseases and other ailments is linked to the changing composition of microbes in the gut.
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I have definitely found a difference since I consume a good deal of probiotic foods and supplements. My stomach feels much better, I have lots more energy and my health in general seems better.

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Follow the Honey: 7 Ways Pesticide Companies are Spinning the Bee Crisis to Protect Profits - Food Revolution Network

Follow the Honey: 7 Ways Pesticide Companies are Spinning the Bee Crisis to Protect Profits - Food Revolution Network | The Food rEvolution | Scoop.it
Michele Simon was a speaker in the 2012 Food Revolution Summit. Recently she released a report, produced in tandem with Friends Of the Earth, to bring attention to the dire situation of declining bee populations caused by pesticides. You can find the re