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Fishermen harvest dinner in the bay – at their own risk | KALW

Fishermen harvest dinner in the bay – at their own risk | KALW | Food issues | Scoop.it
It’s crab season in California, and commercial fishermen can’t unload their catches fast enough to satisfy the crowds filling Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Agro-ecology: Lessons from Cuba on agriculture, food, and climate change.

Agro-ecology: Lessons from Cuba on agriculture, food, and climate change. | Food issues | Scoop.it
On Thursday, April 12, Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State, will host a live event in Washington, D.C. on the future of food.
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Ammonia used in many foods, not just 'pink slime'

Ammonia used in many foods, not just 'pink slime' | Food issues | Scoop.it
New York (Reuters) - Surprise rippled across America last month as a new wave of consumers discovered that hamburgers often contained ammonia-treated beef, or what critics dub "pink slime".
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Yes, Food Can Be Addictive, Says Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse | Healthland | TIME.com

Yes, Food Can Be Addictive, Says Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse | Healthland | TIME.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Can food really be as addictive as drugs? In an impassioned lecture at Rockefeller University on Wednesday, Dr.
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U.S.D.A. Poultry Inspection Plan Sets Off Dispute

U.S.D.A. Poultry Inspection Plan Sets Off Dispute | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Agriculture Department says the expansion of poultry inspections by private companies will modernize an outdated system, but some federal inspectors say the plan puts consumers at risk.
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Is rainfall a greater threat to China's agriculture than warming?

New research into the impact of climate change on Chinese cereal crops has found rainfall has a greater impact than rising temperature.
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Developer signs deal for 600 acres of ALR land

Developer signs deal for 600 acres of ALR land | Food issues | Scoop.it
A warehouse developer has signed a $98-million deal to buy 600 acres of south Delta's prime farmland for industrial use.
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Eating cruciferous vegetables may improve breast cancer survival

Eating cruciferous vegetables may improve breast cancer survival | Food issues | Scoop.it
A study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention investigators reveals that breast cancer survivors who eat more cruciferous vegetables may have improved survival.
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New food rules felt on the farms

New food rules felt on the farms | Food issues | Scoop.it
Most of the turkey growers that Minnesota veterinarian Jill Nezworski works with mix antibiotics into their birds' feed only to cope with disease -- quelling a cough outbreak or easing a bout of avian diarrhea...
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FDA probes salmonella that has sickened 90 people

Federal health officials are investigating a growing outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 90 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to a Food and Drug Administration memo.
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Quinoa: The Dark Side of an Andean Superfood

Quinoa: The Dark Side of an Andean Superfood | Food issues | Scoop.it
The boom in quinoa is making once impoverished farmers richer but throwing greed into their once uncomplicated way of life...
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Eat more fish; risks overstated

While consumers are more likely to focus on risks than benefits, they should be eating more fish.
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I've Been Lobbied! Intense Efforts to Save Pink Slime's Reputation

I've Been Lobbied! Intense Efforts to Save Pink Slime's Reputation | Food issues | Scoop.it
Over the course of writing a single article, the author received emails from several sources claiming pink slime is being treated unfairly.
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Salt is lurking in foods you may not expect

Salt is lurking in foods you may not expect | Food issues | Scoop.it
AUGUSTA, Maine – According to a study released in 2010 by Stanford University, a reduction in sodium in a person’s diet of less than 10 percent could help many Americans avoid heart attacks and fatal strokes.
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BPA Is FDA's Latest Gift to Food Industry

BPA Is FDA's Latest Gift to Food Industry | Food issues | Scoop.it
If FDA admits the chemical is scary enough to avoid and previous independent scientific advisory panels have derided the agency for ignoring the mounting evidence, why did the agency back down yet again?
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Salmonella outbreak sickens scores across US

CHICAGO — Ninety-three people have been sickened by a nationwide salmonella outbreak, but a source of the cases has not been confirmed yet, health officials said Wednesday.
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The movement to make school food better | Rodale Institute

Smaller rural schools are often the best match for fresh, local and organic farmers to supply season produce that can be processed and frozen for year-around interest, as is done in Viroqua, Wicsonsin.

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Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled | Food | AlterNet

Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled | Food | AlterNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
What it really comes down to this: Elected officials are abandoning the public interest and public will in the face of corporate intimidation.
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One Acre Fund: a Nonprofit's Business Approach to Helping Small Farmers | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS

One Acre Fund: a Nonprofit's Business Approach to Helping Small Farmers | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Food issues | Scoop.it
One Acre Fund: a Nonprofit's Business Approach to Helping Small Farmers...
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The Grower Online :: Horticulture sows the seeds of healing

The Grower Online :: Horticulture sows the seeds of healing | Food issues | Scoop.it

Horticulture wants to get hitched to the healthcare wagon. There’s so much that fruit and vegetables offer to a nation fighting obesity, diabetes and cancer. And yet from a policy perspective, there’s no coordinated approach between the two sectors.

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Indigenous Peoples Can Show the Path to Low-Carbon Living If Their Land Rights Are Recognized

Indigenous Peoples Can Show the Path to Low-Carbon Living If Their Land Rights Are Recognized | Food issues | Scoop.it
Indigenous peoples are living examples of societies living, sustainable low-carbon lifestyles. Successfully meeting the global climate change challenge requires that much of the world shift from high carbon-living to low.
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Big Chicken in Texas and Worries about Poultry Pollution

Big Chicken in Texas and Worries about Poultry Pollution | Food issues | Scoop.it
Texas' growing poultry production has also increased concerns about pollution: the run-off of manure and wastewater released by processing plants into streams and creeks.
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BPA in Your Food? The FDA's Still Okay With That.

BPA in Your Food? The FDA's Still Okay With That. | Food issues | Scoop.it
Federal regulators will keep allowing the endocrine-disrupting chemical in can linings, to the delight of Dow, Bayer, and the Saudis.
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6 Reasons Organics Can Feed the World

6 Reasons Organics Can Feed the World | Food issues | Scoop.it
by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. Buying organic is a powerful change-making action, but it's also a relatively easy one.
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Four Ways the Farm Bill Makes Me Crazy

Four Ways the Farm Bill Makes Me Crazy | Food issues | Scoop.it
A rational, coherent blueprint for a healthy national food supply might be too much to ask. But after years of studying the Farm Bill, I'd be thrilled to see a dent made in four of its most glaring conflicts of purpose.
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