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My Year on Food Stamps

My Year on Food Stamps | Food issues | Scoop.it
I had worked as a newspaper reporter for more than a decade, interviewing presidential candidates and reality TV stars. I had a college degree and a retirement account.
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New Rules Mean New Hardship for Poultry Workers

New Rules Mean New Hardship for Poultry Workers | Food issues | Scoop.it
The government wants to increase line speed at poultry plants—but what about the workers?
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Drawing on the past for organic grains

Drawing on the past for organic grains | Food issues | Scoop.it
Scientists are looking to the past as they research methods and varieties for improving the viability of organic grain production for Northwest growers.
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Nutella settles lawsuit from angry mom, drops health claims

Nutella settles lawsuit from angry mom, drops health claims | Food issues | Scoop.it
CTV Edmonton - Nutella settles lawsuit from angry mom, drops health claims - Canadian Television...
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Mutant corn created to fend off Agent Orange chemical

Mutant corn created to fend off Agent Orange chemical | Food issues | Scoop.it
Dow AgroSciences has submitted for U.S.regulatory approval a new strain of corn that’s genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D, The New York Times reported...
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Why Are People Dying to Bring You Dinner? The Shocking Facts About Our Food System | Food | AlterNet

Why Are People Dying to Bring You Dinner? The Shocking Facts About Our Food System | Food | AlterNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
We hear of the sweatshops behind our computers, sneakers and other attire--yet the exploitation of farmworkers has become normalized.
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How catching salmon can save a forest

How catching salmon can save a forest | Food issues | Scoop.it
What does your favorite wild salmon have to do with a forest in Alaska? Quite a bit, actually.
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Organic foods industry creates more than a half million jobs

Thousands more jobs created than in conventional foodWASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...
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Kashi Cereal in hot water over genetically modified controversy

Kashi Cereal in hot water over genetically modified controversy | Food issues | Scoop.it
If you are an avid health food nut, you are likely aware of the controversies surrounding genetically modified foods.  One set of controversies involves concern...
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Dietary changes help some children with ADHD

Child and adolescent psychiatrists have just completed an extensive report which reviews the studies which have been done so far on the significance of diet for children and young people with ADHD.
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Ancient grain makes a healthy comeback

Ancient grain makes a healthy comeback | Food issues | Scoop.it
Millet was one of the earliest wonder foods. Easy to grow and store in dry climates, the grain served as a mainstay of Chinese, African and Indian cuisines as far back as the 8th-century B.C., according to archaeologists.
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Plan to modernize poultry plant inspections draws concern

Plan to modernize poultry plant inspections draws concern | Food issues | Scoop.it
Could fewer slaughterhouse inspectors make for a safer chicken cutlet? Federal officials see a way to modernize poultry plant inspections while reducing the number of government workers needed to look out for potential contamination.
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Lipton teas named in pesticides scandal

Lipton teas named in pesticides scandal | Food issues | Scoop.it
LIPTON tea, a worldwide brand, has become embroiled in an ongoing scandal of banned pesticide residue found in the popular drink.

Greenpeace, an environmental protection organization, said yesterday that three...
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Why You Should Be Worried About the California Mad Cow Case

Why You Should Be Worried About the California Mad Cow Case | Food issues | Scoop.it
The California case highlights the slim and random nature of our BSE testing regime—and shines a hard light on the practice of feeding "chicken litter" to cows.
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New Yorkers bring fish farms to urban jungle

New Yorkers bring fish farms to urban jungle | Food issues | Scoop.it

Aquaponics is a technique with ancient roots for breeding tank fish, recycling their effluent-filled water to fertilize vegetation, then allowing this naturally cleaned water to drip back into the tank below.
It's a perfect, miniature eco system that will let you grow healthy food right in a cramped apartment with almost no specialist equipment.

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The Family Farm Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America

The Family Farm Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America | Food issues | Scoop.it
An entire way of life is rapidly dying right in front of our eyes.  The family farm is being systematically wiped out of existence in America...
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Genetically modified health?

Genetically modified health? | Food issues | Scoop.it

"Long-term toxicology studies done by independent people are very rare. We will consume [these foods] over our life-span. Children born today will be eating them for their whole life. We need to get more independent studies.We need to re-analyse industry data and take note of people who are independent."

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If you eat a ‘double bypass burger’ and get sick, whose fault is it?

If you eat a ‘double bypass burger’ and get sick, whose fault is it? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Question arises after second customer collapses at Las Vegas restaurant famous for its unhealthy meals...
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When Bill Gates pushes high-tech agriculture, who benefits?

When Bill Gates pushes high-tech agriculture, who benefits? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Microsoft chairman’s recipe for boosting world food output may fatten Big Ag’s bottom line, but not small farmers...
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Wendy's Now Serves Poutine All Across Canada

Wendy's Now Serves Poutine All Across Canada | Food issues | Scoop.it
Click here to view the full photogallery. Get ready because things are about to get real Canadian: Wendy's in Canada have started serving poutine, the gooey cheese curd and gravy-laden...
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Selenium impacts honey bee behavior and survival

Selenium impacts honey bee behavior and survival | Food issues | Scoop.it
Entomologists have a "proof of concept" that selenium, a nonmetal chemical element, can disrupt the foraging behavior and survival of honey bees.
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Chicago hospital group to drop sugar-sweetened drinks

Chicago hospital group to drop sugar-sweetened drinks | Food issues | Scoop.it
Salad bars stocked with fruits, grains and heart-healthy veggies. Meat produced without antibiotics. And farmers markets right outside the building.
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Family life study reveals key events that can trigger eating disorders

Eating disorders can be triggered by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to new research.
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Let’s put an end to ‘dietary tribalism’

Let’s put an end to ‘dietary tribalism’ | Food issues | Scoop.it
Vegan, paleo, raw, locavore -- who can say what's best? One writer says concerned eaters should put down their weapons and work to change the food system together.
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Mad cow disease found in one Central Valley bovine

Mad cow disease found in one Central Valley bovine | Food issues | Scoop.it
FRESNO — The first confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 surfaced in California's Central Valley on Tuesday, triggering concerns about food safety.
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