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Meats, Not Tweets: Tech Companies Like AgLocal Are Building Social Networks to Connect You With Your Food

Meats, Not Tweets: Tech Companies Like AgLocal Are Building Social Networks to Connect You With Your Food | News in agriculture | Scoop.it
Even the most cynical in our food culture — say the inventors of Jack in the Box's Exploding Cheesy Chicken Munchie Meal — have to...
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On behalf of the little players in agriculture, AgLocal is adding empathy to the urban food chain.

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A fast-food dilemma

A fast-food dilemma | News in agriculture | Scoop.it
UC information on the creation and consumption of food.
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The bottom line is that we have a choice when we enter a fast-food restaurant to not go over board with our caloric input. As far as the nutritional value of our meals - nothing seems to be conclusive.

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Hey, Non-GMO Activist: Monsanto's CEO Thinks You're an Elitist

Hey, Non-GMO Activist: Monsanto's CEO Thinks You're an Elitist | News in agriculture | Scoop.it
While biotech proponents love to talk about the promise of drought-resistant, nitrogen-efficient, and nutritionally enhanced varieties, to date, commercialized genetically engineered crop varieties have been mostly limited to two types: those...
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"Because adopting GMOs makes cash-poor farmers dependent on buying seeds, fertilizer, and chemicals that provide uneven yields, foster weeds resistant to pesticides, undermine soil health, and reduce biodiversity."

 

Do our economic models consider these factors? How are GMOs contributing the nourishment of humanity?

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Michael Pollan Responds to Study Finding 'No Significant Health Benefit' to Organic Food | KQED News Fix

Michael Pollan Responds to Study Finding 'No Significant Health Benefit' to Organic Food | KQED News Fix | News in agriculture | Scoop.it

A recent study by Stanford on organic produce suggests no added nutriotional benefit -- Michael Pollan explains that nutrition is not the argument he is fighting for; rather the necessity to sustain the earth and its soil is a long term consideration often ommitted from economic discussions.

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