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Kenya, Scotland, India: GMO crops in the news

Big developments in the agricultural biotechnology world in the past few days:

First, Scotland announced it would ban the cultivation of GMO crops. This follows the recent EU policy change allowing member states to make their own decisions regarding the use of biotechnology. 186 more words

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Information for newbies about GMOs

My all-in pursuit of health and longevity through plant-based nutrition has caused me to do more reading about genetically modified foods, known as GMOs (genetically modified organisms).   205 more words

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Farm To Table, New Orleans, August 8-10 2015

The 3rd Annual Farm to Table International Conference is scheduled for August 8-10, 2015, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. F2Ti features the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. 241 more words

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Launching "Food Counts: Halifax Food Assessment"

On Wednesday June 3rd, the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market was abuzz as community members, media and local food advocates from various sectors gathered for the release of… 901 more words

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Discussing The Food System: Beyond GMOs

Lately it seems like every discussion in the food world  centers around GMOs/organic/local. It is all about what we see on the plate and getting caught up in it, I realized I was no longer paying attention to the journey of food from the fields to the fork as is the stated goal of my blog. 115 more words

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Food Safety Act of 2015

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) recently introduced the Food Safety Act of 2015 to establish the creation of a single governmental agency responsible for food safety. 339 more words

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Policy 101- Lessons from the community

Building on the success of last year’s Policy 101: Community Action Workshop, this year we decided to take the workshop on the road. We were in Amherst, Cape Breton (near Baddeck), and in Halifax to talk policy with individuals keen on making their institutions, municipalities and the province as a whole more supportive of healthy lifestyles, local food, and a sustainable environment. 754 more words

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