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France passes 'pioneering' food waste bill to ban supermarkets from binning unused food

France passes new food waste bill obliging supermarkets to hand over unused food to charity and not destroy leftover products, claiming the law will be "unique in Europe"<p>France is to enact a law to reduce the estimated 7 million tons of food wasted in the country each year.<p>The law forces French …

Does rinsing fruit before you eat it actually do anything?

Of course we all know that we’re supposed to wash fruits and vegetables before we eat them. But how much can just rinsing under the tap really do?<p>A lot, it turns out.<p>Adding a little “mechanical action” on the surface—that is, rubbing while you rise—can help, but while that works for apples, …

Collecting Cow Farts: The Stupid-Brilliant Solution To Global Warming

Our food habits are a big cause of climate change. Because the world wants to eat more animal products these days, the cow, sheep and goat population is growing (3.6 billion at last count), and consequently more emissions are going into the atmosphere. We tend to associate global warming with …

Trump: 'I'm doing good for the Muslims'

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Programming note: Watch Don Lemon's interview with Donald Trump on CNN Tonight at 10pm ET</i><p>Facing harsh criticism for his proposal to temporarily halt Muslim immigration to the U.S., Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was acting in the Islamic community's best interests.<p>"I'm doing good for the …

Analysis of the carbon emissions of global food giants Cargill, Tyson and Yara puts agribusiness in the spotlight at UN climate talks in Paris<p>They may not be household names but collectively global food companies Cargill, Tyson and Yara have a bigger climate footprint than the Netherlands, Vietnam …

Sustainability

Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the …

Farm Recalls Produce Used in Costco Salad Linked to E. Coli

A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.<p>Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. of Tracy, California, has recalled a …

Sanders Claims CBS Canceled Agriculture Interview Because Monsanto Was "Threatening To Sue"

Asked for more details, his campaign did not immediately provide more more information about the claim.<p>ORANGEBURG, South Carolina — Bernie Sanders alleged that CBS once canceled an interview with him — because Monsanto, the agricultural tech giant, had threatened to sue the network.<p>During a town …

Tianjin facility aims to produce thousands of cow embryos as well as racehorses and sniffer dogs<p>The scientist behind plans to build the world’s largest animal cloning factory in China has hailed the venture as an “extremely important” contribution that could help save critically endangered species …

Pets

Fake pesticide use growing in India, putting food security and human health at risk

Dealers across India are conning millions of farmers into buying fake pesticides to spray on their fields, in turn contaminating soil, cutting crop …

Agriculture

Public Health England finds use of such drugs has risen since 2010 while antibiotic-resistant infections continue to increase<p>The use of antibiotics of last resort has risen significantly in England during the last five years as antibiotic-resistant infections continue to grow, posing a threat to …

Microbiology

It's Final: FDA Issues Long-Awaited Food Safety Rules

Five years ago, Congress promised an overhaul of the nation's food safety system, passing the Food Safety Modernization Act.<p>It took much longer than expected, but the Food and Drug Administration has now released the centerpiece — or at least, the most contested — part of that overhaul. These are …

This election is not about the economy

Kevin Drum

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

Whistleblower: USDA suppressed findings about a common pesticide that could endanger bees

A government scientist has accused the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) of suppressing his research that criticized a commonly used kind of pesticide that’s been linked to the widespread death of bees, Harvest Public Media reports.<p>At the heart of the matter are neonicotinoids …

NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …

Antarctica

Food safety and trade should improve nutrition and boost development – UN agencies

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed today to strengthen their cooperation to …

Hillary’s agribusiness ties give rise to nickname in Iowa: ‘Bride of Frankenfood’

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ties to agribusiness giant Monsanto, and her advocacy for the industry’s genetically modified crops, have environmentalists …

I saw how airplane food gets made from start to finish — and I learned a shocking secret about food waste and delayed flights

United Airlines recently let our cameras into its catering facility, Chelsea Food Services, near Newark International Airport in New Jersey. Surprisingly, the food we saw was super fresh, made entirely by hand, and meticulously planned in advance. Another shocker? The airline's newest menu …

UN agencies warn of deteriorating food security in Southern Madagascar

The UN agencies also announced deliverance of a number of programmes in the country with an aim to eliminate hunger, improve nutrition, promote …

'Bureaucracy run amok': School dumps federal lunch program, is deemed 'processing plant'

Nathan Greenberg believes he runs a school district, but government bureaucrats look at his Londonderry, N.H., operation and see …. a food processing plant?<p>That’s the strange dilemma the 5,000-student district finds itself in after deciding at the end of the last school year to pull the high school …

American Academy of Pediatrics to End Affiliation With Monsanto

Monsanto is becoming a commonly-recognized name throughout American households. We are familiar with its products, which can be found on the shelves of our stores, on our lawns and crops. It's the leading producer of genetically-engineered (GE) seed and of the herbicide glyphosate. Glyphosate is …

Donald Trump lashes out at Iowa after new poll shows him losing: “Too much Monsanto in the corn creates issues in the brain”

After a new poll showed him losing his lead in Iowa to Ben Carson, a thin-skinned Trump unleashes his fury<p>Donald Trump's habit of loosely retweeting even the slightest praise has gotten him in trouble before but this time he's oddly decided to go after the very voters he may need to secure the …

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Join experts on this page on Thursday 29 October, 1-2pm GMT to discuss whether technology for farming is a boon or a distraction<p>In an enormous indoor vegetable farm run by robots, 30,000 heads of lettuce are produced every day. This isn’t a scene from a sci-fi novel but a work in progress. By the …

Sustainability

More women researchers needed 'to deliver food security'

<b>Policy and business leaders have used a major food conference to highlight the need for more women in the global agriculture sector.</b><p>One of the speakers, Chelsea Clinton, told delegates that women were a "crucial, vital and necessary" part of delivering global food security.<p>Data shows that progress …

Is This Water-Filtering Paper The Solution To Clean Water In The Developing World?

Millions of people live without safe drinking water. Is this simple design a life-saver, or a silly first-world solution?<p>For as long as well-meaning nonprofits have been trying to help bring clean drinking water to the developing world, they’ve had a history of getting it wrong. Like wells that …

Not just a food bank … An M&S-filled food bank. Upmarket grocer plans to use social app to supply local charities with its surplus food and help cut waste<p>Marks & Spencer is to distribute thousands of tonnes of surplus food under a scheme that will use a social networking app to link all 500 of its …

Sustainability

Why the Next President Will Need a National Food Policy

<i>By</i> <i>Mark Bittman</i><i>,</i> <i>Michael Pollan</i><i>,</i> <i>Ricardo Salvador</i><i>,</i> <i>Olivier De Schutter</i><p>Last November, we published an op-ed article in the <i>Washington Post</i> calling on the …

Agriculture