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That's why they call it junk food

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By Unknown #2 January 7, 2008
At first glance, you may wonder what the farm Bill has to do with a new report which suggests that the cost of healthy food is rising while so-called junk food keeps getting cheaper. Link: Healthy food getting more expensive: study | Health | Reuters. Read more...
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Whither food policy?

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By Unknown #2 January 7, 2008
Food Democracy checked out the Web sites of the top four presidential candidates after the Iowa caucuses to investigate what each campaign had to say about food policy and found most of them wanting. The site concluded that only John Edwards had much to say on the subject of food safety. Link: Read more...
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Light Reading

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By Unknown #2 January 7, 2008
We've just spent some time exploring the Web sites of the major party presidential candidates to see what they have to say about food policy and we have to admit we're pretty disappointed. While the candidates have plenty to say about national security, health insurance, energy dependence and the like, food policy merits scant mention from most of them. (Weird, as most of them have spent months now traipsing around rural Iowa.) We urge you to visit the following sites and read them yourselves (unfortunately, it's not going to take you very long). Read more...
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Unbagging China

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By Unknown #2 January 10, 2008
I remember a trip to Ireland several years ago. I took the train up the eastern coast from Dublin to Belfast, a scenic ride that weaves inland among the verdant green hills and then back out to the rocky shoreline of the Irish Sea. It was a brilliantly sunny day - the ocean a dark steel blue, the land a vibrant, lively green and everywhere, snagged on branches and draping hedgerows and piled into drifts on curbsides, were discarded plastic shopping bags. Not a few. Not one every few miles or so. But thousands. Millions. The emerald isle appeared to be suffocating under a blanket of plastic shopping bags. Read more...
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Advertise in the Exchange Magazine

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By Unknown #2 January 11, 2008
Download the 2009 Exchange magazine media kit. Read more...
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That steak looks familiar

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By Unknown #2 January 11, 2008
It seems the FDA might be ready to green light cloned meat and dairy products. That's the word from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which also frets that the Feds won't require any special labeling for foods from cloned animals. Read more...
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Stating the obvious

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By Unknown #2 January 14, 2008
More fast food restaurants in a neighborhood equals more obese people living in that neighborhood. That's the startling, obvious conclusion made by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Link: Density of fast food restaurants may up obesity levels | Lifestyle | Reuters. Read more...
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Attack of the clones

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By Unknown #2 January 15, 2008
The FDA today declared meat and milk from most cloned animals safe to eat. Link: FDA OKs meat, milk from most cloned animals - CNN.com. Read more...
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The problem with cloning

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By Unknown #2 January 15, 2008
So, the FDA has decided to allow meat and milk from cloned animals into the food supply - without special labeling (see previous post). Officials with the agency maintain that studies showed no health concerns from eating food from cloned animals) and, apparently, there is thus no need to differentiate those foods in the grocery store. Read more...
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Seeds of dissent

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By Unknown #2 January 22, 2008
An international project aimed at addressing global hunger and poverty lost the participation of leading biotech companies this week after a draft report failed to endorse GM crops as the solution. Read more...
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Sacrificing science

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By Unknown #2 January 23, 2008
In what really isn't that surprising, an article in today's Independent newspaper in the UK reports that the US is blocking the release of a new international study about the oil and gas reserves in the Arctic. Why? Most likely because the report preaches a cautious approach to the exploration of the region, home to suspected large oil reserves and habitat of the threatened polar bear. Such patience seems to be the antithesis of the Bush administration's current approach. It recently announced plans to auction off 30 million acres of the Chukchi Sea in early February - before Congress can finish changes to the Endangered Species Act. It's believed those changes would make the sale more difficult. Read more...
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Watch the world breathe

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By Unknown #2 January 24, 2008
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