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How much sugar is in that food? 1.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Trading cookies and candy for yogurt and granola bars may not be as healthy as parents believe. In fact, some food marketed to children and parents contains more sugar than desserts on grocery shelves.
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What India Taught Burger King About Vegetarian Fast Food 1.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
India is a puzzle for America's fast food chains. Nearly 1.3 billion people live in the country, almost as many as live in China. Yet the market for U.S. chain restaurants in India, though growing rapidly , is still dwarfed by the market in China. Part of that disparity stems from the vast gap between the two Asian giants' wealth. The World Bank estimates India's per capita GDP at about $1,500 -- less than a quarter that of China. But fast food spending in China isn't four times as high as in India -- it's an entire order of magnitude higher. Just a few billion dollars' worth of fast food is sold in India every year, while annual sales reach nearly $100 billion in China. Experts could probably cite dozens of factors as partial explanations for India's lack of enthusiasm about fast food, but one key part of the picture is Indian dietary customs. Nearly a quarter of all Indians -- 300 million people , about the population of the U.S. -- are vegetarian. And many others eat no beef, because of the reverence ...
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Organic Under Attack: Report Exposes Big Food's Tobacco-Style PR Blitz 30.6.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Report: U.S. Pro Sports Shifting to More Sustainable Game Day Food 30.6.2015 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – Leading professional sports venues that serve all major leagues are now promoting more sustainable food options to fans, according to a new report by the Green Sports Alliance (GSA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “Champions of Game Day Food” features 20 venues spanning North America that are serving healthier food choices and adopting more sustainable food practices behind the scenes to help advance smarter environmental practices throughout our food ...
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Big Food and Chemical Corporations Spend Millions to Attack Organic 30.6.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Truth or Deception: New Report Exposes How Industry Front Groups are Spending Millions to Shape the Story of Food 30.6.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food 29.6.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Riding a Growth Wave 26.6.2015 Yahoo: Business
Organic food has gone from being a fashion fad twenty years ago to becoming a staple in the average American diet. Since the Organic Trade Association (OTA) started tracking the data in 1997, organic food sales have risen at a 15% compound annual growth rate and now make up around 5% of total food sales in the US compared to under 1% back in...
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What It's Like To Go A Year Without Processed Food 24.6.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Only about 8 percent of people stick to their New Year's resolution . Food writer Megan Kimble is one of them. Back in January of 2012, the then-26-year-old made a goal to eat only unprocessed foods for a year. Kimble documented her journey, the lessons she learned and the changes she made in her new book, " Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food ," which helps simplify the challenge of subsisting on a mostly-whole foods diet. Technically, almost all packaged food is considered processed, in the sense that it is made or grown elsewhere and is altered when it reaches the consumer (bagged spinach, for example, or frozen peas). But clearly, there's a major difference between bagged spinach and Spam, or cheese that isn't cheese . For her purposes, Kimble had her own definition for what she considered "unprocessed" : anything that she could theoretically make or grow at home fit the bill. The author spoke with The Huffington Post about her 12-month experiment, which was sometimes ...
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30 Women Under 30 Changing Food 23.6.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
There are hundreds of women who inspire us at Food Tank. They are entrepreneurs, stewards of the land, business owners, researchers, farmers, and innovators, who are the backbone of the world's food systems. In fact, on average, women represent 43 percent of the world's agricultural labor force and 47 percent of the global fisheries labor force, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank. These hard-working women produce more than half of the world's food despite being less than half of the labor force, and women account for 60 to 80 percent of food production in developing countries. And if the world's women farmers had the same access to resources as men, 150 million people could be lifted out of poverty, according to the FAO. A crop yield gap of about 20-30 percent between male and female farmers is largely due to differential access to resources and inputs. Women fill this gap by working up to 13 hours per week longer than men in agriculture. "Women are the ...
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Agroecology Boosted at Pioneering Meeting 23.6.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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China's Communist-Capitalist Ecological Apocalypse 21.6.2015 Truthout - All Articles
331 394 *Projected Chinese consumption in 2035 is calculated assuming per-capita consumption will be equal to the current US level, based on projected GDP growth of 8 percent annually. Latest year figures for grain, oil, coal, fertilizer and paper are from 2008. Latest year figures for meat and steel are from 2010. Source: Earth Policy Institute, 2011 How can this happen? What would the rest of the world live on? Already, as resource analyst Michael Klare reviews in his latest book, The Race for What's Left (2012), around the world existing reserves of oil, minerals and other resources "are being depleted at a terrifying pace and will be largely exhausted in the not-too-distant future." B. Airpocalypse Now Decades of coal-powered industrialization combined with the government-promoted car craze since the 1990s have brought China the worst air pollution in the world. Scientists have compared north China's toxic smog to a "nuclear winter" and the smog is also sharply reducing crop yields. Lung cancer is ...
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Pope Francis' Encyclical: Hearing the Cry of the Earth 19.6.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Earth "now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her." So begins Pope Francis in his powerful and long-awaited encyclical on ecology . "The earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor." Pope Francis chose to be called after a saint for whom love for all of God's creation was central to his life, and all creatures were his brothers and sisters. Speaking in the voice of this saint "who loved and protects creation," he calls for a moral response to prevent the "unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem,"--that we urgently need to recognize the consequences of, and changes required in our way of life. He reflects on our abuse, the violence creating "the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things." And describing how climate change most adversely affects the poor, he combines ecological and social justice, that we "hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor." The state of the Earth ...
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How Much CO2 Is In A Carrot? 19.6.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
June 20th is Impact Journalism Day, a global media campaign to spotlight solutions. The Huffington Post is one of more than 45 news organizations committed to publishing solutions-based stories that can inspire change on a global level. Villaggio is a staff restaurant at Technopark Zurich run by Compass Group. Head chef Daniel Mietusch prepares up to 400 meals a day and has recently begun to plan his menu with Eaternity’s carbon emission calculator, which allows him to compose a dish from the most climate-friendly ingredients. “The time it takes is reasonable,” Mietusch says. The man standing beside him nods. It’s Manuel Klarmann, the CEO of Eaternity. He and his team have developed Eaternity Cloud, the carbon emission calculator; his organisation also landed a big fish when it gained Compass Group as a customer. Compass operates some 230 group catering venues across Switzerland and is determined to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 per cent by 2020 – no mean feat since the food we consume produces ...
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Changing a Toxic Environment and Food System: Regeneration or Degeneration? 19.6.2015 Truthout - All Articles
We must all become evangelists of Regeneration in order to survive. (Photo: Seedlings via Shutterstock) "If governments won’t solve the climate, hunger, health, and democracy crises, then the people will." - Dr.Vandana Shiva, speaking at the founding meeting of Regeneration International, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica, June 8, 2015 When literally billions of people, the 99 percent, are hungry or struggling to survive with justice and dignity; when the majority of the global body politic are threatened and assaulted by a toxic environment and food system; when hundreds of millions are overwhelmed with chronic health problems; battered by floods, droughts, and weather extremes; when endless wars and land grabs for water, land and strategic resources spiral out of control; When indentured politicians, corporations and the mass media conspire to stamp out the last vestiges of democracy in order to force a “Business-as-Usual” paradigm down our throats, it’s time for a change, Big Change. It’s time to ...
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GMA Threatens to Pull Toxic Twinkies from Vermont Grocery Shelves 19.6.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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The Crisis: Regeneration or Degeneration? 18.6.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Mumbai Government Tries To Clean Up The Streets By Shaming Public Spitters 18.6.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In a bid to reduce the spread of disease, the Indian state of Maharashtra may institute a new punishment for public spitting: sweeping the corridors of a government building. Spitting is already banned in civic hospitals in the state, and The Times of India reports that the new proposal would extend the prohibition to all public spaces. The government proposes punishing spitters with a fine of 1,000 rupees ($15) and a day of community service. The fine would escalate to 3,000 rupees and three days on the second offense, and 5,000 rupees and five days after the third expectoration. “We had to bring in a punishment that would shame the offenders and hurt their ego,” Deepak Sawant, the state's public health minister, told The Indian Express . Offenders will have to clean a government building or hospital. The disgrace associated with this punishment, Sawant said, will help tobacco chewers remember that spitting in public is not OK. The proposal has gone to the state law and judiciary department for further ...
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3 easy rules for eating seafood 16.6.2015 TreeHugger
For a healthy and sustainable diet, Michael Pollan famously offered the rules: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Could it be that simple for fish as well?
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Why Hunger Calls for Support of Agroecology and Peasant-Led Solutions 14.6.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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