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We need a complete change in agriculture to feed the planet

Study results show that the global agriculture system currently overproduces grains, fats, and sugars, while production of fruits and vegetables and protein is not sufficient to meet the nutritional needs of the future global population.

B.C.'s Foody World closed because of Listeria contamination

Vancouver - Foody World, a popular international grocery store in British Columbia, has been closed by Vancouver Coastal Health authorities because of Listeria contamination and will remain closed until it meets all health and safety standards.

Cattle feedlots can present a risk to food safety

The location of cattle feedlot on farms is crucial, according to a new study. This is because pathogens, like E. coli, can be carried in the air more than one tenth mile downwind. If produce is located nearby, then the risk of cross-contamination arises.

Video: Locals question Krogers on store quality and get results

San Diego - The Food 4 Less was the only grocery store for the Euclid Avenue community. Over the years food quality had fallen despite the store being managed by the grocery giant Krogers. Shoppers came to executives with complaints and they were answered.

Ontario Food Terminal: 'Stock exchange' for fruits and vegetables Special

Toronto - On Saturday the Ontario Food Terminal in Toronto opened its doors to the public in support of FoodShare Toronto. With free events for the kids and produce experts at every corner it was a healthy way to spend the day.

Florence restaurant lets patrons pay for food with fresh produce

Florence - What if the next time you chose to dine out, you could leave your wallet behind at home? A new restaurant set to open in Florence, Italy, is about to make the prospect a reality, allowing patrons to pay for their meals with fresh produce, in lieu of cash.

Op-Ed: Shopping for food at Toronto's Kensington Market saves you money

Toronto - Food costs are soaring in Toronto like everywhere else. One way to save money on food is to use Kensington Market for most of your purchases.

Festival of flowers and fresh produce at Arkansas farmers market Special

Bentonville, AR - Crowds braved temperatures hovering around 90 degrees by 11:00 a.m. to enjoy the flavors, flowers, and fitness tips available at the Bentonville Farmers Market on Saturday.

Toronto's Strawberry Festival at St Lawrence Market a flop Special

Toronto - Setting out to scope out a strawberry festival turned to minor disappointment this weekend. At St. Lawrence Market the festival that really wasn't though turned into a fruit lover's adventure.

Iran has the ability to produce an atomic bomb

A report which has been issued by the United Nations has said that Iran has obtained enough uranium to be able to produce an atomic bomb

Technique Developed For Quicker Salmonella Detetction

Iowa State University researchers have developed a technique for testing for the presence of salmonella that may give investigators better, faster answers.

Unknown Ontario Produce Supplier May be E.coli Source

It is possible that an as yet unknown, produce supplier is the source of the e.coli contamination that has seen 24 people become ill.

Belgian Citizens Warned Not To Eat Local Grown Produce After Nuclear Leak

A safety alert has been made for those living in the south of Belgium to not eat locally grown produce. A leak for a nuclear research institute is behind the warning.

Global Potential to Produce Bio-diesel Examined

A recent study, largely completed using sources from the Food and Agricultural Organization, looks at which countries are best positioned today to enter the growing biodiesel market.

The High Cost Of Buying Produce Grown Away

Want to help the environment and your pocket? Buy local produce. The high cost of importing produce makes its way into the costs. It also takes away from local farmers. Add in the increase of pollution because of the transporting. Local is always best.

Oh Dairy Me: Drought Hits Dairy Industry

It has been warned that the price of dairy produce is expected to considerably increase this summer. The news comes after the EU’s supply of surplus milk has run out and the butter mountain is now flat. Question: Could this have been prevented?
 

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Taste of the Food Terminal event gave Torontorians a view into where retailers get their fresh produ...
Taste of the Food Terminal event gave Torontorians a view into where retailers get their fresh produce.
Becky Polk-Bashlor stands by  and holds  framed family photos at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Becky Polk-Bashlor stands by, and holds, framed family photos at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
Fresh produce  plants  and more at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Fresh produce, plants, and more at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
Warted pumpkins for sale at Battlefield Produce Market.  Avoca  Ark.
Warted pumpkins for sale at Battlefield Produce Market. Avoca, Ark.
Fresh produce  plants  and more at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Fresh produce, plants, and more at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
Fresh produce  plants  and more at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Fresh produce, plants, and more at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
Taste of the Food Terminal event gave Torontorians a view into where retailers get their fresh produ...
Taste of the Food Terminal event gave Torontorians a view into where retailers get their fresh produce.
A sales associate restocks fresh fruit at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Panorama City  California...
A sales associate restocks fresh fruit at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Panorama City, California on September 28, 2012
Robyn Beck, AFP/File
Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
Fresh produce  plants  and more at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Fresh produce, plants, and more at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
Fresh produce  plants  and more at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Fresh produce, plants, and more at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
Taste of the Food Terminal event gave Torontorians a view into where retailers get their fresh produ...
Taste of the Food Terminal event gave Torontorians a view into where retailers get their fresh produce.
Fresh produce  plants  and more at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Fresh produce, plants, and more at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
Becky Polk-Bashlor scoops-up some hot boiled peanuts at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Becky Polk-Bashlor scoops-up some hot boiled peanuts at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
Fresh produce  plants  and more at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Fresh produce, plants, and more at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
Fresh produce  plants  and more at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Fresh produce, plants, and more at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.
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Plastic produce containers can harbor pathogens  even after cleaning.
Plastic produce containers can harbor pathogens, even after cleaning.
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Sorting and boxing produce at Imperfect Foods warehouse.
Sorting and boxing produce at Imperfect Foods warehouse.
CBS Evening News
Fresh produce  plants  and more at Polk s Plus.  Pooler  Ga.
Fresh produce, plants, and more at Polk's Plus. Pooler, Ga.

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