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Issues/Discussion

More than 8 million in UK struggle to put food on table, survey says
Food Foundation reveals scale of food insecurity, with 4.7 million thought to be regularly going a day without eating
Corporations Killed Medicine. Here’s How to Take It Back
For most of human history, life-saving drugs were a public good. Now they’re only good for shareholders
Flu vaccine contains 25,000 times more mercury than is legally allowed in drinking water
Recent lab tests conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab found that seasonal flu vaccines, which are pushed on virtually everyone these days, including young babies, pregnant women and the elderly, contain outrageously high levels of neurotoxic mercury.
Cutting food waste by a quarter would mean enough for everyone, says UN
With the global population rising, wastage of products including 45% of all fruit and vegetables and 20% of meat is one of the greatest challenges to achieving food security.
Food Bank Britain Goes Hungry While Supermarkets Send Millions Of Tonnes To Landfill
The government said the report made a "serious" contribution to debate, but there was no direct response from the Department of Work and Pensions, which has repeatedly denied benefit delays and sanctions are the root of the problems.[12/14]
U.S. Calls on Europe to Ease Limits on Gene-Altered Food
The top American agriculture official on Tuesday called on the European Union to do more to ease restrictions on gene-altered food and feed crops if it hoped to reach a trans-Atlantic trade pact.[6/14]


Articles

Feeding Nine Billion: Five Steps to the Wrong SolutionNational Geographic's recent online slideshow featuring an article by global ecologist Jonathan Foley lays out a Five Step Plan to Feed the World that proposes to "blend the best" farming techniques of organic and local farms with those of high-tech and conventional farms. It is a collaborative proposition framed within an attractive media presentation that relies on much of the conventional wisdom expressed in food and agriculture policy circles today.
It is also wrong.[04/25/14]
We Grow Enough Food to Feed 10 Billion People… and Still Can’t End World Hunger
A study from McGill University and the University of Minnesota published in the journal Nature compared organic and conventional yields from 66 studies and over 300 trials. Researchers found that on average, conventional systems out-yielded organic farms by 25%—mostly for grains, and depending on conditions.[05/02/12]
Food poverty: government in denial
The government of any developed country has a fundamental duty to ensure every citizen can afford to feed themselves [20-2-14]

The Leftovers We Toss
Wasted groceries are a big, expensive problem. Here are the items Americans are most likely to throw away.
Other Food Bank articles: Gaurdian 2013

 

 

Ideas/Solutions

Learn How This Family Grows 6,000 Lbs Of Food on Just 1/10th Acre
The Dervaes family live on 1/10th of an acre 15 minutes from downtown L.A.. In itself that’s not strange. What’s crazy is that they manage to maintain a sustainable and independent urban farm. Complete with animals!
In a year they produce around 4,300 pounds of veggies, 900 chicken , 1000 duck eggs, 25 lbs honey, and pounds of seasonal fruit. There are over 400 species of plants. What?! They have everything they need to ‘live off the land.’ From beets to bees. Chickens to chickpeas.

Everything You Know About Addiction Is Wrong

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.

This Is A Must Read Before Ever Using Turmeric Again
While adding turmeric to your diet is a sure way to boost your overall health, there are a few things you need to know about.


A new milestone in non-pharmaceutical treatments for depression
Last week’s announcement that a UK company won US approval for device-based treatment of depression is excellent news for taking academic findings into a clinical setting
This 95-Year-Old Yogi Says We Can All Live To Be 130. This Is His Secret
Kazim Gürbüz is a 95-year-old yogi from Turkey, who says everyone can live to 130. You’ve just got to apply your mind.
The quest for the perfect diet
What should we eat? Mostly vegetables. Veggies of all kinds and colors, including salads and other leafy greens, are loaded with various types of phytonutrients and antioxidants that are essential to healthy living.
Man with Incurable Lung Cancer, Turned Down Chemo and Outlived All His Doctors
The lesson here is simple yet profound: Wholesome, seasonal food prepared with love is potent medicine, spending time connecting with mother nature’s life force can help rekindle an individual’s will to live, having a reason or purpose to continue living is essential for healing, and last but far from least sharing quality time with loved ones when sick and recuperating, can transform the depressed mind back to a state of innocence, gratitude and awe of the mystery called life. In the end, real healing is the soul’s domain.
The Island Where People Forget to Die


information-discussion

Our first comparison of conflicting information and in the BBC featured/Stanford "not any healthier" headline doesn't match the information "30% less likely to contain pesticides" sounds more healthy to us!
Organic vs non-organic food  v  Organic food 'not any healthier'


information sources

New York Times: GMO News

 

 

 


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