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MEXICO: Traditional Maize Can Cope with Climate Change - IPS ipsnews.net

Maize, Mexico's staple food as well as a symbol, has the potential to adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects without any need for genetically modified seeds, according to agricultural scientists.
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Potatoes reduce blood pressure in people with obesity and high blood pressure

Potatoes reduce blood pressure in people with obesity and high blood pressure | Food issues | Scoop.it
The potato's stereotype as a fattening food for health-conscious folks to avoid is getting another revision as scientists report that just a couple servings of spuds a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain.
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How the modern day tomato came to be – Eatocracy - CNN.com Blogs

How the modern day tomato came to be – Eatocracy - CNN.com Blogs | Food issues | Scoop.it
For a response from the industry, read Why tomatoes grow in Florida In the sultry summer heat, there are few flavors more welcome than that of a burstingly fresh, sloppy, sweet, tangy, locally grown tomato.
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EU states must tell Brussels of GM bans: court < French news | Expatica France

EU states must tell Brussels of GM bans: court < French news | Expatica France | Food issues | Scoop.it
EU states must notify the European Commission before banning genetically-modified crops with proof of risk for humans, ...
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China Could Sow the Seeds of GM Crops Growth

China Could Sow the Seeds of GM Crops Growth | Food issues | Scoop.it
China’s adoption of genetically-modified crops will provide the “tipping point” for global attitudes to biotechnology, according to two leading lights of the private and public sector debate on biotechnology in agriculture.
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Banned Pesticide Use Remains High in CA Strawberry Fields - New America Media

Banned Pesticide Use Remains High in CA Strawberry Fields - New America Media | Food issues | Scoop.it
New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism.
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Breeding New Flavors of Fruit

Breeding New Flavors of Fruit | Food issues | Scoop.it
A small group of specialty hybrid breeders are striving to create the next new fruit sensation. The pluerry—a blend of plum and cherry—may be especially promising.
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Going local at Feast of Fields

Going local at Feast of Fields | Food issues | Scoop.it
WHILE the TV show Portlandia is a satire - skewering the bike-riding, coffeeslurping, granolaloving...
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Climate impacts on birds, agriculture linked - AlertNet

As climate change alters weather patterns in northeast India, it is threatening local birds that long have helped farmers...
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Breast cancer risk drops when diet includes walnuts, researchers find

Breast cancer risk drops when diet includes walnuts, researchers find | Food issues | Scoop.it
The risk of breast cancer dropped significantly in mice when their regular diet included a modest amount of walnut, researchers report in a new study.
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Jamie Oliver says western diet spurs MidEast obesity - Healthcare - ArabianBusiness.com

Jamie Oliver says western diet spurs MidEast obesity - Healthcare - ArabianBusiness.com | Food issues | Scoop.it

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has blasted unhealthy eating habits for the dramatic rise in obesity across the Middle East and in other emerging economies.
The UK restaurateur, who has championed of healthy diets among school children, criticised the developing Middle East, India and South America for copying the West’s culture of fast food and consumerism.

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Second Wave Organic

Second Wave Organic | Food issues | Scoop.it
There is a place both for locally and ethically produced organic foods and organic products offered by large, commercial chains. The key is to distinguish between the two.
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4 Rising Food Costs That Will Hurt Your Wallet

4 Rising Food Costs That Will Hurt Your Wallet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Prices are on the rise in grocery stores across the country. You may not notice the changes right away; that loaf of bread may be only a dime more expensive than it was last year. The soda you buy may be the same price...
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Monsanto Denies Superinsect Science

Monsanto Denies Superinsect Science | Food issues | Scoop.it
As far back as 2002, scientists have been warning that bugs would develop resistance to Monsanto's Bt corn.
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Flaxseed no help for hot flashes during breast cancer or menopause, study finds

Flaxseed no help for hot flashes during breast cancer or menopause, study finds | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new study has found that flaxseed provided no benefit in easing hot flashes among breast cancer patients and postmenopausal women.
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Say cheese - not all trans fats are bad for you: Review

Say cheese - not all trans fats are bad for you: Review | Food issues | Scoop.it
There's a difference between cookies and cows when it comes to trans fats, says a University of Alberta researcher calling for a change to the way food products are labelled.
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EU high court rules on GMO contamination; opens door to biotech liability

EU high court rules on GMO contamination; opens door to biotech liability | Food issues | Scoop.it

On Sept. 6, the European Union’s top court paved the way for farmers and beekeepers to recoup losses when their crops or honey become genetically contaminated from neighboring GM fields.

The European Court of Justice ruled that all food products containing GMOs – whether intentional or not – must undergo an approval process.

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Does Kenya need GM crops as it battles famine in the Horn of Africa? - News - The Ecologist

Does Kenya need GM crops as it battles famine in the Horn of Africa? - News - The Ecologist | Food issues | Scoop.it
In the midst of a dire need to feed millions of people facing hunger because of drought, Kenya's newly passed Biosafety Act allows for the importation of GM crops - but at what cost?
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Spice up your food to spice up your health -- and your love life

Spice up your food to spice up your health -- and your love life | Food issues | Scoop.it
What spices up your taste buds often is so good for your heart that the benefits translate to your love life.
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Somalia Famine Could Claim 750,000 Lives in Next Four Months Without Better Aid

Somalia Famine Could Claim 750,000 Lives in Next Four Months Without Better Aid | Food issues | Scoop.it
Children have walked for weeks across the desert to get to Dadaab, and many perish on the way. Others have died shortly after arrival.
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British Columbia Joins War on Wolves

British Columbia Joins War on Wolves | Food issues | Scoop.it
Responding to complaints from Cariboo ranchers and First Nations hunters, British Columbia is allowing open season on wolves.
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Sparing or sharing? Protecting wild species may require growing more food on less land

Sparing or sharing? Protecting wild species may require growing more food on less land | Food issues | Scoop.it
In parts of the world still rich in biodiversity, separating natural habitats from high-yielding farmland could be a more effective way to conserve wild species than trying to grow crops and conserve nature on the same land, according to a new study.
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Food labelling app takes bite out of industry - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Food labelling app takes bite out of industry - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new mobile phone application that helps track fat and sugar content in food has been launched in Melbourne today.
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Wild Salmon Warrior Rally | Vancouver Media Co-op

Wild Salmon Warrior Rally | Vancouver Media Co-op | Food issues | Scoop.it

Over 200 people rallied at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, to raise awareness about the threats faced by wild salmon populations. These include industrial logging and commercial fishing, pollution, and the proliferation of fish farms on the BC coast. But at this single-issue style rally/media event, fish farms were the main target.

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Wikileaks reveals Monsanto's close relationship with the US government | This Dish Is Veg - Vegan, Animal Rights, Eco-friendly News

Wikileaks reveals Monsanto's close relationship with the US government | This Dish Is Veg - Vegan, Animal Rights, Eco-friendly News | Food issues | Scoop.it

In cables released by Wikileaks this past August, 2011, US diplomats asked the State Department for funding to send biotechnology experts to "target countries" for discussions with high-profile politicians and agricultural officials.

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