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It’s All About Food – Caryn Hartglass, Truth and Food – 03.06.18

Caryn Hartglass, Truth and Food In this show, Caryn talks about truth, what it means, specifically when it comes to the truth about food. She also talks about news stories on jelly fish and she gives tips on flavoring your homemade soups and other dishes.           Download this episode (right click and save)

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Colin Todhunter – Entrenching Capitalist Agriculture in India Under the Guise of “Development”

This result has been the creation of food surplus and food deficit areas, of which the latter have become dependent on agricultural imports and strings-attached aid. Food deficits in the Global South mirror food surpluses in the North. Whether through IMF-World Bank structural adjustment programmes, as occurred in Africa, trade agreements like NAFTA and its impact on Mexico or, more generally, deregulated global trade rules, the …

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Low Food Prices: Good for Your Pocket, Bad for Small Farmers

ROME, Oct 10 2016 (IPS) – What would be your reaction if you were told that food prices are steadily declining worldwide? Good, very good news, you may say. But do the 600 million small, family farmers, those who produce up to 80 per cent of food in some regions, think the same way? Definitely not at all. In fact, …

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Anne Weir Schechinger and Craig Cox – Think US agriculture will end world hunger? Think again

The United Nations has forecast that world food production must double to feed 9 billion people by 2050. That assertion has become a relentless talking point in the growing debate over the environmental, health and social consequences of American agriculture. America’s farmers, we are told, must double their production of meat products and grains to “feed the world.” Otherwise, people …

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Jill Suttie – How to Raise an Environmentalist

We read it in the news every day. From climate change to overfishing to deforestation, it seems that we are on the brink of a natural disaster on an epic scale. If we cannot do something to reverse these trends, we will surely make our planet uninhabitable. But how do we encourage people—especially our kids—to care more and take action? …

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Iraq : Think nothing can shock you anymore? – Try this

As many as 576,000 Iraqi children may have died since the end of the Persian Gulf war because of economic sanctions imposed by the Security Council, according to two scientists who surveyed the country for the Food and Agriculture Organization. The study also found steeply rising malnutrition among the young, suggesting that more children will be at risk in the …

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3 Disgusting Reasons Why You Should Never Trust Food Labels

You cannot rely on food producers to put food labels on products in a sufficient enough manner to describe what you’re actually buying, and — in the case of meat and animal products — what you’re allowing to continue through your purchase. 1. “Progressive Farming. Family Style,” pig ‘producer,’ The Maschhoffs, slogan boasts — but if the Hormel supplier truly believes what the …

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Glyphosate Found in Urine of 93 percent of Americans Tested

Glyphosate, labeled a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015, has now been revealed to be ubiquitous in the first ever comprehensive and validated LC/MS/MS testing project to be carried out across America. The European Union is currently in the process of putting restrictions on the use of glyphosate due to health concerns, with Member …

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Dr. David Suzuki – How to Feed the World as the Planet Warms

Calculating farming’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is difficult, but experts agree that feeding the world’s people has tremendous climate and environmental impacts. Estimates of global emissions from farms range widely. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency puts them at 24 percent, including deforestation, making agriculture the second-largest emitter after heat and electricity. Agriculture contributes to global warming in a number of ways. …

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COLIN TODHUNTER – Violence on the Factory Farm: How Not to Feed the World

The amount of meat humans eat is immense. In 1965, 10 billion livestock animals were slaughtered each year. That number is now over 55 billion. Factory farming is the fastest growing method of animal production worldwide. While industrialised nations dominate this form of farming, developing countries are rapidly expanding and intensifying their production systems. Violence on the farm A new virtual …