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FDA: High Fructose Corn Syrup Isn't "Corn Sugar" - The Consumerist

FDA: High Fructose Corn Syrup Isn't "Corn Sugar" - The Consumerist | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Dealing what is surely a mighty blow to those in the corn industry hoping to improve the image of high fructose corn syrup, the Food and Drug Administration has denied the Corn Refiners Association's petition to rename HFCS as...
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The Politics of Food
Notes on Monsanto, Food Safety, and Sustainable Organics
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Thanks to Monsanto's Roundup, Herbicides Could Be Polluting 75 Percent of Air ... - One Green Planet

Thanks to Monsanto's Roundup, Herbicides Could Be Polluting 75 Percent of Air ... - One Green Planet | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it

If thThanks to Monsanto's Roundup, Herbicides Could Be Polluting 75 Percent of Air ...
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Yikes! According to a new study by the U.S.


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GMOs Are Not Safe, Research Shows | The Unbounded Spirit

GMOs Are Not Safe, Research Shows | The Unbounded Spirit | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it

Two years ago, a free report was published by the following genetic engineers and one researcher (respectively): Dr. John Fagan, Dr. Michael Antoniou and Claire Robinson. GMO Myths and Truths delved deep into the available research about the bigger picture of genetic modification. -

 

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askdrmaxwell's curator insight, June 3, 1:19 PM

More and more research indicates that GMOs are anything but safe. 

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Coca-Cola's 'Simply Orange' Juice Is Anything But

Coca-Cola's 'Simply Orange' Juice Is Anything But | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Simply Orange juice seems like a more natural, less processed choice than other brands, but what's not on the label may surprise you.
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Well this pisses me off just a tiny bit.  

*orange explosion*

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What is Colony Collapse Disorder? - Food & Nutrition Magazine - November-December 2013

What is Colony Collapse Disorder? - Food & Nutrition Magazine - November-December 2013 | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
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Save the bees.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly = Decoding the GMO Food Fight in Washington State - Cornucopia Institute

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly = Decoding the GMO Food Fight in Washington State - Cornucopia Institute | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
The Cornucopia Institute has updated the infographic detailing supporters and opponents of Washington state’s historic November 5 vote on the labeling of GMO food ingredients, known as I-522.
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 12, 2013 5:24 PM

Two important to know lists, what companies and products to avoid and which to support.

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10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries | RAW FOR BEAUTY

10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries | RAW FOR BEAUTY | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
  Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations. In fact, many of the foods you eat are BANNED in other countries.
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Building a Better Mass-Market Tomato

Building a Better Mass-Market Tomato | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Plant geneticists say a project to develop tastier mass-produced tomatoes is just one step in pushing Americans toward more healthy eating.
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Why Coca-Cola's New Ad Campaign May Be Dangerous to Your Health

Why Coca-Cola's New Ad Campaign May Be Dangerous to Your Health | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Coke has rolled out an ad campaign, disguised as public service announcements. Here's what you should know.
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If it's made in a lab, don't eat it.

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How drugs pumped into supermarket chickens pose a terrifying threat to our health

How drugs pumped into supermarket chickens pose a terrifying threat to our health | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
experts are warning that the overuse of antibiotics in poultry farms around the world is creating a generation of superbugs that are resistant to treatment by virtually every drug in the medical establishment’s armoury.
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Kid Destroys Monsanto In TED Talk!

Kid Destroys Monsanto In TED Talk! | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
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Go kid go.

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This Food Fact Video Will Creep You Out

This Food Fact Video Will Creep You Out | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Like, totally, creep you out. Based on this post and this post.
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Pretty gross.

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Seventy-five percent of honey bought at the supermarket isn't real honey

Seventy-five percent of honey bought at the supermarket isn't real honey | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Seventy-five percent of honey bought at the supermarket isn't real honey
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Bad beees-ness.

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The US Drought and Global Hunger: What We Know and What We Don't

The US Drought and Global Hunger: What We Know and What We Don't | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
The failure of the U.S. corn harvests spells a disaster for the world's poor, but not because the poor eat our corn. They don't eat corn-fed livestock from CAFOs either, nor do they fill up at the pump with ethanol-blended gasoline.

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Your Food Is Poisoning You

Your Food Is Poisoning You | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Despite being treated like Bigfoot believers by their opponents, pesticide ascetics are inching their way toward credibility. Introduced by Monsanto in the early 1970s under the trade name Roundup (and used primarily back then as a weed killer), glyphosate is now used throughout the world on wheat and soy crops and since 2007 it has been the most widely used herbicide in the U.S.

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askdrmaxwell's curator insight, June 23, 2:54 PM

Are pesticides responsible for the rampant rise in gluten-related illness?

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Americans – why do you keep refrigerating your eggs?

Americans – why do you keep refrigerating your eggs? | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
The U.S. is one of the only countries on Earth that keeps chicken eggs in cold storage. But why?
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Our food sources are so mangled by corporations.  We no longer know where it comes from or what to eat. 

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China Rejects Over 1 Million Pounds Of U.S. GM Corn As Unsafe - Natural News Blogs

China Rejects Over 1 Million Pounds Of U.S. GM Corn As Unsafe - Natural News Blogs | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq./www.liattorney.com
Over 60 countries around the world either prohibit, restrict  or require genetically modified (GM) food to be labelled, excluding the United States.  In fact, one thing the U.S.
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Judith Hollier's curator insight, December 22, 2013 10:12 AM

At least it will be real corn and not some chemically cheap imitation.

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Chicken Plant Spreading Salmonella, Agriculture Department Powerless to Stop Them

Chicken Plant Spreading Salmonella, Agriculture Department Powerless to Stop Them | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
A 2001 court decision crippled the federal government's ability to shut down food plants that are sickening people.
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9 Nastiest Things In the Meat You Eat

9 Nastiest Things In the Meat You Eat | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Meat contaminants are not likely to go away because they stem from Big Meat's desire to maximize profits by growing animals faster.
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Antibiotic resistant Salmonella traced from farm to shop

Antibiotic resistant Salmonella traced from farm to shop | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Scientists are concerned with both the use of antibiotic resistant bacteria in farming and the spread of bacteria in the food chain. A new genetic method is now available to help study the latest trends.
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Sen. Warren Urges FDA to Finalize GMO Labeling Guidelines

Sen. Warren Urges FDA to Finalize GMO Labeling Guidelines | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
'United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) have sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to finalize its policies on the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) marketed...
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Where to Buy Non GMO Seeds | Small Footprint Family

Where to Buy Non GMO Seeds | Small Footprint Family | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Monsanto is a company no gardener should want to support, even accidentally. Here is where to buy non GMO seeds, and why it is so important.
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GM rice approval 'edging closer'

GM rice approval 'edging closer' | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Scientists in the Philippines are weeks from submitting a genetically modified variety of rice to the authorities for biosafety evaluations.
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America Is One Bad Winter Away From A Food Disaster

America Is One Bad Winter Away From A Food Disaster | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Quartz: Forget the plight of the polar bear for a moment and consider the coming collapse of the $30 billion honey bee economy in the US.
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If you have room for bees, they are easier to keep than you think.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:24 PM

the loss of the $30 billion honey bee economy in the US.

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Bee Deaths May Have Reached A Crisis Point For Crops : NPR

Bee Deaths May Have Reached A Crisis Point For Crops : NPR | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
The number of honeybees has now dwindled to the point where there may not be enough to pollinate some major U.S. crops, including almonds, blueberries and apples. And this year brought farmers closer than ever to a true pollination crisis.
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Plant more veriety.  This is where food diversity really hits home.

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The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming

The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming | The Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Control over seed is the first link in the food chain because seed is the source of life. When a corporation controls seed, it controls life, especially the life of farmers.
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