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The Bread of the Indians

The Bread of the Indians | Food issues | Scoop.it
Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people‚ where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food...
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Grain Trust: Experts Recommend Their Eco-Favorites

Grain Trust: Experts Recommend Their Eco-Favorites | Food issues | Scoop.it
Grain is as American as apple pie. So it's only natural that farmers who want to protect this land -- and its amber waves -- are growing it sustainably.
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Book Review: The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do To Avoid It by Julian Cribb

Book Review: The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do To Avoid It by Julian Cribb | Food issues | Scoop.it
[...] being an Australian, particularly one who spent some time in the bush, an awareness of water scarcity is part of my DNA. [...] I've had to ration my reading on the subject.
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Go Inuit: Delicious Holiday Recipes from Canada's North

Go Inuit: Delicious Holiday Recipes from Canada's North | Food issues | Scoop.it

Nunatsiaq News asked some chefs and hunters what they plan to serve up for family over the Christmas holidays, and three of them agreed to share their family recipes.

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Concerns grow over salmonella that survives antibiotics - The Denver Post

The frequency of outbreaks linked to antibiotic-resistant salmonella is rising, causing concern among consumer groups and food scientists.
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GM Foods – Feeding the World or Destroying the Planet? | Speakers Corner Trust

GM Foods – Feeding the World or Destroying the Planet? | Speakers Corner Trust | Food issues | Scoop.it
The argument about GM technology has often been passionate and not always constructive. But the stakes are high.
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U.S. approves Monsanto drought-tolerant GM corn

U.S. approves Monsanto drought-tolerant GM corn | Food issues | Scoop.it

Monsanto's genetically engineered, drought resistant corn is deregulated, the U.S.

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Global Food Security & Warming-Driven Drought — Biggest Climate News of the Year?

Global Food Security & Warming-Driven Drought — Biggest Climate News of the Year? | Food issues | Scoop.it
 

As Dr Joe Romm notes, there are a number of huge climate stories this year. However, he thinks the biggest was the increasing food insecurity related to global warming.
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Climate cynicism at the Santa Fe conference

Climate cynicism at the Santa Fe conference | Food issues | Scoop.it
Guest commentary by Mark Boslough* The Third Santa Fe Conference on Global and Regional Climate Change was held during Halloween week. It was most notable for the breadth of opinion — and the span of credibility — of its speakers.
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates stops over in Cairns for 'secret' banana meeting

Microsoft founder Bill Gates stops over in Cairns for 'secret' banana meeting | Food issues | Scoop.it
ONE of the world's richest men has made a top-secret visit to Cairns to find out how his genetically modified crop of bananas is going.
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In Occupy Wall Street, Some Small Farmers Find a Natural Ally

In Occupy Wall Street, Some Small Farmers Find a Natural Ally | Food issues | Scoop.it

On a practical level, farmers have been involved in Occupy Wall Street almost since the movement's emergence. As soon as tent cities sprung up in parks and plazas across the nation this past September, small farmers in the Northeast, California, and elsewhere were making donations, trucking in excess produce to keep protesters fed.

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Obesity epidemic forcing ferries to lighten their loads

Obesity epidemic forcing ferries to lighten their loads | Food issues | Scoop.it

The country's growing obesity epidemic is taking a toll on state ferries, and the Coast Guard is now forcing some of the boats to 'lighten up."
The Coast Guard recently announced it had changed the capacity on several vessels because passengers now weigh more.

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A Middle Eastern take on turkey leftovers - straight from Bethlehem

A Middle Eastern take on turkey leftovers - straight from Bethlehem | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chef Isam Kaisi was homesick for Bethlehem until he found some sumac in a Toronto ravine...
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City, suburban residents try hand at fish farming

City, suburban residents try hand at fish farming | Food issues | Scoop.it
The aquarium in the living room of Meir and Leah Lazar's Baltimore County home isn't just for decoration. The tilapia and bluegills packed into the 50-gallon glass tank are waiting their turn to wind up on dinner plates.
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Eco-labelled farm fish offer little environmental benefit, University of Victoria study concludes

The majority of eco-labels awarded to farmed fish fail to deliver the promised environ-mental benefit, according to a study released by researchers at the University of Victoria.
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Chocolate will become an expensive luxury item due to climate change - Telegraph

Chocolate will become an expensive luxury item due to climate change - Telegraph | Food issues | Scoop.it
Enjoy your festive treats while you can, chocolate could once again become an
expensive luxury item due to climate change, according to a new study.
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The Tyee – Bless Our Little Pigdom

The Tyee – Bless Our Little Pigdom | Food issues | Scoop.it

In which four couples buy six piglets, visions of barbeque dancing in our heads. Part one of two.

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California's young farmers break traditional mold

California's young farmers break traditional mold | Food issues | Scoop.it
The average age of a farmer in California is creeping toward 60, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture is trying to attract newcomers to work the land. The need is especially acute, given that experts...
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FDA Reneges on Promise to Consider Limits to Animal Antibiotics - Forbes

The U.S.Food and Drug Administration will no longer consider withdrawing its approval for the routine use of penicillin and tetracyclines in food-producing animals, despite mounting evidence that traces of these drugs in retail...

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Blame the fast food? U-M researcher says supersized economies drive obesity

Blame the fast food? U-M researcher says supersized economies drive obesity | Food issues | Scoop.it
A bustling free market economy gives you more choices. And more choices, according to a University of Michigan researcher, can lead to gluttony.
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Rudolph the reindeer and friends under threat as world's largest herd loses 24k in a year

Rudolph the reindeer and friends under threat as world's largest herd loses 24k in a year | Food issues | Scoop.it
More than 90 per cent of the George River population, which roams northern Canada, has vanished in the past two decades. Numbers have fallen by 24,000 in the last year alone.
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Could Public Health Benefits Make Combating Climate Change Free?: Scientific American

Could Public Health Benefits Make Combating Climate Change Free?: Scientific American | Food issues | Scoop.it
Climate change threatens human health, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emissions may help our medical well-being, too...
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Why is it Suddenly Cheaper to Eat Out?

Why is it Suddenly Cheaper to Eat Out? | Food issues | Scoop.it

While groceries to be prepared at home still account for a higher share of most families' budgets, a new report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) suggests that it's actually less expensive for Americans to eat out.

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NETRADIO: Genetically modified corn seed shows signs of ineffectiveness (2011-12-21)

NETRADIO: Genetically modified corn seed shows signs of ineffectiveness (2011-12-21) | Food issues | Scoop.it

Rootworm and corn don't go together, as farmers know all too well. That's why it was big news last month when an EPA report found that genetically modified corn from Monsanto might be losing effectiveness in battling the unwanted pest. Whether their crops have suffered or not, corn growers across the Midwest will soon be making a decision whether to plant this seed or not.

 

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More young people see opportunity in farming

(12-21) 00:05 PST MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin factory worker worried about layoffs became a dairy farmer. An employee at a Minnesota nonprofit found an escape from her cubicle by buying a vegetable farm.
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