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Healthy Eating Headlines & Articles: March 2013

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Fracking Up Our Food System

The number of gas drilling wells in America has nearly doubled in the past decade. The growing interest in hydraulic fracturing is posting risk to our food supply due to potential air, water, and soil contamination. At the same time, wells are taken up valuable and limited farmland.

The More You Love Quinoa, The More You Hate Bolivians

Quinoa is considered a superfood for its great nutritional value. Global sales of the seed have exploded causing its price to triple since 2006. Poor people in Peru and Bolivia, for whom it was once a nourishing staple food, can no longer afford to eat it. Cheap imported junk food and the shift to quinoa monoculture both present long-term problems for the local communities.

 

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