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Foods that look like body parts they're good for

Foods that look like body parts they're good for | Food issues | Scoop.it
Get nutrition facts about foods that look like the body parts they are good for and other great healthy living tips at WomansDay.com.
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Malawi farmers ease climate woes with fertiliser trees - AlertNet

Malawi farmers ease climate woes with fertiliser trees - AlertNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Planting maize with trees helps hold onto moisture as dry spells worsen...
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5 Food Labels That Mean Nothing

5 Food Labels That Mean Nothing | Food issues | Scoop.it
While certain words and phrases such as "Low Sodium" or "Certified USDA Organic" are regulated and certified by government agencies, most are not -- and it's up to the consumer to read between the lines in order to find something healthy to eat.
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Coke, Pepsi Try to Ease O.J. Fears

Coke, Pepsi Try to Ease O.J. Fears | Food issues | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola said it has been contacted by a relatively small number of consumers with questions about an unapproved fungicide found in orange juice sold by it and competitors in the U.S.
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Honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure

Honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure | Food issues | Scoop.it
Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths around agricultural fields.
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Why X-Rayed Food Isn't Radioactive, And Other Puzzles : NPR

Why X-Rayed Food Isn't Radioactive, And Other Puzzles : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it

X-rayed food, radioactive food, irradiated food: They sound alike, and more than a little scary. But they're very different. And we talked to the experts to find out if there's any reason to fear.

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Ontario’s maple trees threatened by longhorn beetles, environment watchdog...

Ontario’s maple trees threatened by longhorn beetles, environment watchdog... | Food issues | Scoop.it
Ontario isn’t doing enough to protect maples from the looming threat of Asian long-horned beetles moving north from the U.S., says Gord Miller.
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Food company computer games increase junk food consumption

Food company computer games increase junk food consumption | Food issues | Scoop.it
Despite food company pledges to reduce marketing of unhealthy products to children, a Yale University study finds that children are disproportionately targeted by food company websites using branded c...
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Meat Consumption Declining in U.S.

Meat Consumption Declining in U.S. | Food issues | Scoop.it
Meat-eating in the US has declined four years in a row and five out of the last six years, according to the Daily Livestock Report.
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Food insecurity in Pakistan rises to 58%, National Nutritional Survey

Food insecurity in Pakistan rises to 58%, National Nutritional Survey | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food insecurity in Pakistan rises to 58%, National Nutritional Survey

 

According to a survey conducted by National Nutritional Survey (NNS) in 2011, almost 58% of Pakistanis are food insecure.

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From Seed To Fork: Seed Library Of Los Angeles Thinks Fresh & Local: LAist

From Seed To Fork: Seed Library Of Los Angeles Thinks Fresh & Local: LAist | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Seed Library of Los Angeles - an exciting new addition to the Los Angeles food community - embarks on its second year in lending its seeds to the community. Also known as SLOLA, the infant organization had its first meeting at The Learning Garden in Venice on December 4, 2010, when 45 people huddled together for warmth on one of the coldest days of the year. This group became the foundation for what is now a legitimate organization with over 250 members and one that holds over 250 varieties of open-pollinated seeds that are not genetically engineered.

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Food production power to shift east

Food production power to shift east | Food issues | Scoop.it

The EU could lose out as the power in global agricultural production increasingly shifts east, according to a new report from the SAC’s (Scottish Agricultural Centre's) Rural Policy Centre.

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An apple a day isn't enough: Many people not eating enough fruits and vegetables

An apple a day isn't enough: Many people not eating enough fruits and vegetables | Food issues | Scoop.it
Adults from 30 to 60 years old, especially those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, aren't consuming the daily recommended levels of fruits and vegetables.
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Homemade Nutella: Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Homemade Nutella: Chocolate Hazelnut Spread | Food issues | Scoop.it
When I saw this recipe for homemade Nutella pop up on David Leite's FB feed 2 days ago, I knew I'd found the right way to use my toasted hazelnuts leftover from Thanksgiving.
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KILLER SEEDS: The Devastating Impacts of Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Seeds in India

KILLER SEEDS: The Devastating Impacts of Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Seeds in India | Food issues | Scoop.it

Monsanto’s operation in India illustrates monopolization and manipulation of the market economy, tradition, technology, and misgovernance. The world’s largest producer of genetically engineered seeds has been selling genetically modified (GM) in India for the last decade to benefit the Indian farmers – or so the company claims.

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Monsanto sphere of influence penetrates U.S. government

Monsanto sphere of influence penetrates U.S. government | Food issues | Scoop.it
Monsanto, the biotech giant which recently made headlines when its genetically engineered corn was approved for sale, has penetrated the United States government, and the company’s opposition could be experiencing military style trade wars.
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Some 'low-gluten' beer contains high levels of gluten

Beer tested in a new study, including some brands labeled "low-gluten," contains levels of hordein, the form of gluten present in barley, that could cause symptoms in patients with celiac disease, the autoimmune condition treated with a life-long...
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Early dietary experience shapes salt preference of infants and preschoolers

Early dietary experience shapes salt preference of infants and preschoolers | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers report that 6-month-old infants who have been introduced to starchy table foods, which often contain added salt, have a heightened preference for salty taste. They also were more likely to consume plain salt at preschool age.
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'Super weed' spreads to Western Canada

'Super weed' spreads to Western Canada | Food issues | Scoop.it
A weed resistant to a widely used chemical to protect crops has spread for the first time to Western Canada, the country’s grain and canola belt.
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Federal government fights obesity with free food tracker

Federal government fights obesity with free food tracker | Food issues | Scoop.it
The new year can be the perfect time to turn over a new leaf. For those resolving to lose weight, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the Super Tracker.
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Despite New Rule on Livestock Antibiotics, Infection Risks Still Plague Workers, Communities

Despite New Rule on Livestock Antibiotics, Infection Risks Still Plague Workers, Communities | Food issues | Scoop.it
Massive amounts of medicine continue to circulate through our food system. The issue of antibiotic resistance isn't about medicines or animals, but about the relationship between people and what we eat.
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NHS hospitals that feed patients on 90p a meal - while others splash out £7.50

NHS hospitals that feed patients on 90p a meal - while others splash out £7.50 | Food issues | Scoop.it

Around 200,000 NHS in-patients are discharged every year suffering from malnutrition, with 10,000 of those estimated to have become malnourished during their stay.
The Daily Mail's Dignity for the Elderly campaign has repeatedly highlighted abuses caused by underfeeding and poor nursing practice in hospitals and homes.

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Food Waste Fiasco: Breaking The Gordian Knot Of The World’s Food Supply

Food Waste Fiasco: Breaking The Gordian Knot Of The World’s Food Supply | Food issues | Scoop.it
1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted globally every year.
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Environmental Imagination: The Food Movement and Climate Change

Environmental Imagination: The Food Movement and Climate Change | Food issues | Scoop.it
Maybe climate change will prove too diffuse to get our minds around, and show once and for all that we are unfit to be running a whole planet. Maybe the food movement will turn out to be an elitist fad.
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Trans Fat: Hiding in Plain Sight

Trans Fat:  Hiding in Plain Sight | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to get rid of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, avoid products like these.
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