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Category: Food Consumption :: Nutrition
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Former Walmart exec brings ride-share technology to fresh produce transport 27.10.2020 GreenBiz.com
Former Walmart exec brings ride-share technology to fresh produce transport Jesse Klein Tue, 10/27/2020 - 01:00 Hwy Haul co-founder and CEO Syed Aman knows fresh produce is the future of grocery stores. It’s one of the few categories that still drives shoppers to buy in-store. But some points in the supply chain for fresh produce are still stuck in the dark ages. Using his experience at Walmart, Aman is dragging trucking into the digital age with the added bonus of reducing food waste and eliminating unnecessary transportation emissions.  The trucking industry is fragmented and driven by individual relationships, according to Aman. Hwy Haul is trying to unite every stakeholder — shipper, trucker and retailer — in one place. Hwy Haul's app digitally connects growers with fresh produce to truckers who can deliver the loads to buyers around the country. According to Max Gorobets, associate director of transportation for Lakeside Produce , one of Hwy Haul's clients, before the app, would have to get on the ...
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Farm-fresh produce delivered to your door? Because of COVID-19, a growing number of services are offering just that. 26.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The pandemic-driven decline in dining out has had a silver lining for home cooks: The high-quality produce and meats typically destined for restaurants are finding their way to people’s kitchen tables. Fresh Midwest, owned by one of Chicago’s top restaurant produce distributors, will home-deliver fresh meat, produce and other goods.
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New fresh food and meal delivery service 26.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Fresh Midwest is a company launched by the family that owns Midwest Foods and Edible Cuts. They home-deliver fresh meat, produce and snacks prepared in-house, and meals and meal kits developed in partnership with restaurants.
These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health 26.10.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health Oliver Camp Mon, 10/26/2020 - 01:30 On the recent World Food Day, the clarion call was clearer than ever: We must fix our food systems to improve human health, drive economic growth and save the planet from environmental collapse. The challenges facing us are wide-ranging. The way the world produces and consumes food causes huge environmental impacts, and yet 3 billion people worldwide are unable to afford a healthy diet, and up to a third of the food we produce is wasted. What’s more, hunger and micronutrient deficiencies are concentrated among the poorest and most vulnerable — often including those who produce the food we eat. Meanwhile, the so-called double burden of malnutrition is on the rise: hunger and malnourishment coexisting with overweight and obesity, often in the same countries, communities or even individuals. Tackling these multiple challenges and threats requires coordinated action from the public sector, private ...
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Virtual cooking program to give Houston students a taste of sustainable Gulf seafood 23.10.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Virtual cooking program to give Houston students a taste of sustainable Gulf seafood
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COVID-19 Panic Mongering―Faulty Math and Shoddy Science 22.10.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
With mounting evidence and increasing certainty, a growing number of independent scientists , investigators and now lawyers have begun to deconstruct and critique the “official story” on the origins, nature, dangers, prevention and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “official story,” dogmatically upheld by the Chinese government and military, Big Pharma, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the mass media and the tech giants is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerged “naturally” from nature and then inexplicably jumped the species barrier from bats into humans, precipitating the most serious and deadly epidemic since the Spanish Flu one hundred years ago, which killed up to 50 million people, one third of the world’s population at the ...
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Genetic Engineering, Bioweapons, Junk Food and Chronic Disease: Hidden Drivers of COVID-19 1.10.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The shocking truth is starting to come out about the real origins of COVID-19 .  But more shocking still is the way that this disease has shone a light on the fragility of our food system, the lack of transparency in our regulatory and scientific communities and the terrifying vulnerabilities of our bodies, worn down by lifetimes of junk food and exposure to toxic chemicals. A growing body of legal and scientific evidence  now points to the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was collected from bats (as well as from the bodies of miners sicken by a SARS virus in 2012), and then genetically engineered and manipulated in a lab, before it was released (accidentally, we hope) from a Chinese, military-controlled, U.S.-funded, World Health Organization-monitored laboratory in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 is the tragic, but unfortunately predictable, consequence of an ongoing global biological arms race that has gone on for decades. This arms race, accelerated by modern genetic engineering techniques, involves hunting ...
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Berkeley To Be First US City To Ban Junk Food and Candy in Grocery Checkout Aisles 29.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The city of Berkeley, California, is trying to make its residents healthier. As part of a health initiative, Berkeley is getting ready to become the first city in the US to require large grocery stores to stop selling junk food and candy in checkout aisles. The new rule is expected to go into effect March 2021.

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Lack of Key Considerations in FDA Food Chemical Safety Process Leaves Consumers at Risk of Chronic Diseases 23.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Lack of Key Considerations in FDA Food Chemical Safety Process Leaves Consumers at Risk of Chronic Diseases
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International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Is a Food Industry Lobby Group 23.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a corporate-funded nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, with 17 affiliated chapters around the world. ILSI describes itself as a group that conducts “science for the public good” and “improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment.” However, investigations by academics, journalists and public interest researchers show that ILSI is a lobby group that protects the interests of the food industry, not public health.

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Cell-based, cultured… or something else? The new seafood labeling challenge. 22.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Cell-based, cultured… or something else? The new seafood labeling challenge.
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Adult obesity rates are up, reaching nearly 32% in Illinois, and the COVID-19 pandemic could push the rate higher, new report finds 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Adult obesity rates in Illinois stood at 31.6%, with higher rates among Black and Latino adults, and food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic could put more American at risk for obesity in the future, a new study published Thursday found.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,120 new known COVID-19 cases reported as Gov. Pritzker says bars and indoor dining can return in Will and Kankakee counties as positivity rate falls 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Mexico's New Warning Labels on Junk Food Meet Supersized Opposition From U.S., EU 4.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The Mexican standard, scheduled to take effect in October, will require front-of-pack nutrition labeling that clearly describes the health risks posed when those products are high in sugars, calories, salt, and saturated or trans fat.

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Monsanto-Sponsored Panel Featured CSPI Food Policy Group 2.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), which is supposed to be a "food police" and consumer advocacy group, was co-founded in 1971 by Michael Jacobson, who is still the executive director to this day. CSPI also manages the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity, which is the largest nutrition advocacy coalition in the United States.

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New Amazon Fresh grocery store format about to open in California — and soon the Chicago area 31.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Amazon gave some customers a preview of its Woodland Hills, California, Amazon Fresh store. And future Fresh locations are planned for elsewhere in California, Seattle and the Chicago suburbs.
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With many struggling to buy food during the pandemic, grassroots efforts have stepped up. ‘It’s my motivation to get up in the morning.’ 28.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As food insecurity soars, dozens of small, grassroots initiatives that have stepped up to tackle surging food insecurity. The efforts are marshaling people and resources that sometimes go overlooked, with a spirit of collaboration and long-term vision that seek to leave battered communities stronger than they were before.
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Farmed Salmon Is Getting Worse 22.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Salmon is often used as an example of a health-conscious food choice, but its health value depends greatly on its source. While wild salmon is nutritious, there are many problems with farm-raised salmon, which makes up the bulk of salmon sold in U.S. supermarkets and served in restaurants.

Journey Foods uses AI to create sustainability recipe for food manufacturers 20.8.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Journey Foods uses AI to create sustainability recipe for food manufacturers Jesse Klein Thu, 08/20/2020 - 02:00 Riana Lynn’s company, Journey Foods , is dragging the packaged food business into the 21st century.  "Food manufacturing has really only scaled up in the last 60 years," she said. "And that means we’re also working on very antiquated methods."  Her company’s software uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, data scraping and cohort analysis to recommend the most nutritious and more sustainable ingredients for food companies, such as its partners Ingredion and Unilever.   In 2018, the global packaged food industry generated $2.77 trillion , an amount expected to reach almost $5 trillion by 2027. With veganism surging , many of those trillions of dollars will be spent on plant-based products that companies will need to redevelop to appease shoppers.   According to Lynn, when a food company wants to move to a gluten-free or plant-based version of one of its core products, that process ...
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In another troubled time, Englewood continues efforts to transform 14.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Englewood residents and organizers have big plans for a construction project that will be home to a Fresh Market grocery and food co-op, the first step of a redevelopment that aims to transform vacant lots and abandoned buildings into amenities that include the food store, a recycling operation, a health center, a business incubator, mixed-use housing, a job training site and a restaurant.
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