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Food safety goes beyond label reading today. Now you have to be able to read the between the lies...
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Skinny Fat People? - Organic Connections

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Skinny fat people diagnosed with diabetes can have twice the risk of death than those who are overweight when diagnosed with diabetes.
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Dry Farming: A New Old Solution to Drought - Organic Connections

Dry Farming: A New Old Solution to Drought - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Through a technique known as dry farming, Dave Little’s potatoes and squash receive no irrigation, getting all of their water from the soil.
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The 10 Health Dangers of Soy - Organic Connections

The 10 Health Dangers of Soy - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Thousands of studies link health dangers of soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders and infertility—even cancer and heart disease.
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PepsiCo: Masters of Food Spin? | Organic Connections

PepsiCo: Masters of Food Spin? | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Perhaps the leading maker of sugary drinks and salty snacks should bear some responsibility for America’s bad eating habits. They seem to be working hard to protect the profits they gain from the obesity epidemic they helped create.
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Weaning Off Our Farm Chemical Addition | Organic Connections

Weaning Off Our Farm Chemical Addition | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Over-reliance on glyphosate-type herbicides for weed control on U.S. farms has created a dramatic increase in the number of genetically-resistant weeds.
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Organic Livestock: Shortage of Organic Vets a Non-issue? | Organic Connections

Organic Livestock: Shortage of Organic Vets a Non-issue? | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Few veterinarians are trained to treat livestock without antibiotics or other modern drugs. But with organic livestock having far fewer illness and needing far less care is this a big problem?
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Avoid Hydrogenated Anything Says Doctor | Organic Connections

Avoid Hydrogenated Anything Says Doctor | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
A new method of nutritional research, focusing on nutrients in the blood rather than patients recollections of what they have eaten, is serving up some surprising findings.
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Corporate Speech Rights and the Health of America | ORGANIC CONNECTIONS

Corporate Speech Rights and the Health of America | ORGANIC CONNECTIONS | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Some pro-business federal judges have shockingly approved a constitutional right for big companies to avoid revealing product dangers on labels, threatening the health of Americans and our children.
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Taking the Harm out of the Farm | Organic Connections

Taking the Harm out of the Farm | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
It is rare to find an industrial farmer who has made the remarkable journey to becoming organic and sustainable—but Eric Herm, West Texas farmer and author of Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth, is doing exactly that. ...
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Study Finds that Most of the Honey on the US Market Is Fake | Organic Connections

Study Finds that Most of the Honey on the US Market Is Fake | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
An eye-opening new study published by Food Safety News says that over three quarters of the honey sold in American supermarkets and drug stores may not be what the bees created, but something mixed with other cheaper, less savory, and often less...
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Harvard Study Links Canned Soup to Higher BPA Levels | Organic Connections

Harvard Study Links Canned Soup to Higher BPA Levels | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Harvard School of Public Health researchers set out to quantify whether canned-soup consumption would increase urinary BPA concentrations relative to eating fresh soup. Fresh soup proved to be the healthier choice.
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Harvard Serves Up Its Own Healthy Eating Plate | Organic Connections

Harvard Serves Up Its Own Healthy Eating Plate | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The Harvard Healthy Eating Plate is based on the best available scientific evidence, instead of a mixture of science and lobbyist influence as in the USDA's MyPlate program.
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Traceability: Tracking from Farm to Fork | Organic Connections

Traceability: Tracking from Farm to Fork | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Where does your food come from? Whether it’s the supermarket or a fine-dining restaurant, tracking comestibles from farm to fork is linking farmers, distributors, chefs and consumers.
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GMO Labeling Proposition 37 Gets Its First TV Ad - Organic Connections

GMO Labeling Proposition 37 Gets Its First TV Ad - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The GMO labeling Yes on Proposition 37 Campaign, called by many media outlets as the “Davids” against the “Goliaths” of Monsanto and Dow Chemical, has now released its first TV campaign ad.
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Andrew Stout: Making a Difference in Our Food System - Organic Connections

Andrew Stout: Making a Difference in Our Food System - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Andrew Stout has taken quite seriously his mission of transforming our food system to be organic and sustainable.
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Monsanto Tries to Spin the Truth About GMO Labeling in California- Organic Connections

Monsanto Tries to Spin the Truth About GMO Labeling in California- Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Monsanto has posted "talking points" on its website about the GMO Labeling campaign in California that are full of outright and blatant lies.
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The Three Hidden Sources of Weight Gain in Wheat | Organic Connections

The Three Hidden Sources of Weight Gain in Wheat | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The history of wheat parallels the history of chronic disease and obesity across the world. Supermarkets today contain walls of wheat disguised in literally hundreds of thousands of different food-like products, or FrankenFoods.
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Magnesium: The Mineral We Can’t Live Without | Organic Connections

Magnesium: The Mineral We Can’t Live Without | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The importance of magnesium is hard to overstate. Magnesium is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions involving energy creation transport in all known living organisms.
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FDA Acts to Limit an Antibiotic in Livestock | Organic Connections

FDA Acts to Limit an Antibiotic in Livestock | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration announced it will be restricting the use of cephalosporin—a type of antibiotic—in food animals in order to prevent the growth of antibiotic-resistant strains of human diseases.
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Lawsuit Alleges Frito-Lay’s GMO Snacks Aren’t “Natural” | Organic Connections

Lawsuit Alleges Frito-Lay’s GMO Snacks Aren’t “Natural” | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The recent lawsuit filed against Frito-Lay has potentially far-reaching implications, given how many brands containing GMO ingredients are currently touting the meaningless natural label.
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The Great GMO Coverup | Organic Connections

The Great GMO Coverup | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Big biotech claims that genetic engineering is necessary to feeding the world’s growing population. Yet debate, nurtured by BioTech PR agencies, rages as to whether GM crops actually increase yields at all.
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The Flavorists: Engineering Food Addictions | Organic Connections

The Flavorists: Engineering Food Addictions | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The CBS 60 Minutes segment called The Flavorists: Tweaking Tastes and Creating Cravings gives a great insight into how big processed food companies use engineered flavors to help create food addictions and cravings.
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Are Ocean Farms More Sustainable than the Best Land-Based Farms? | Organic Connections

Are Ocean Farms More Sustainable than the Best Land-Based Farms? | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
We know that big aquaculture operations can be a disaster, but small seaweed and shellfish operations offer a greener and cleaner solution.
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How Lobbyists Turned Pizza into a Vegetable | Organic Connections

How Lobbyists Turned Pizza into a Vegetable | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
News outlets have had a field day over a recent proposal from Congress that suggests pizza sauce should qualify as a vegetable within the National School Lunch program. And most have oversimplified the story.
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Michael Pollan’s Updated Food Rules | Organic Connections

Michael Pollan’s Updated Food Rules | Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Michael Pollan, an author most associated with the food movement, is releasing a new hardcover edition of his 2009 book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, but this edition is illustrated by Maira Kalman.
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