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Is Food Truly Addictive?

A Biological Psychiatry special issue tackles the debate
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Philadelphia, PA, April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Biological Psychiatry is proud to announce this week’s publication of a special issue focusing on the question of food as an addiction.

Securing The Foodshed: Philip Ackerman-Leist

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There is little disagreement that urban farming translates into increased access to local, sustainable, and healthy food, and that this is a very good thing. But how is it done? What are the success stories of urban farming? And what exactly is a “foodshed?” Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Philip Ackerman-Leist, an author, educator and farmer.

Smithfield Announces 150th Helping Hungry Homes® Donation

Milestone Marks More Than 23.4 Million Servings of Protein Donated
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SMITHFIELD, Va., March 28, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ - Smithfield has announced its 150th donation under the company's Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, which has visited more than 108 cities across the United States and provided more than 23,411,280 servings of protein to help end food insecurity.

Canadians Support Interventions to Reduce Dietary Salt

Eighty percent of survey respondents agree food industry should use less salt, according to new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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Philadelphia, PA, March 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Many Canadians are concerned about dietary sodium and welcome government intervention to reduce sodium intake through a variety of measures, including lowering sodium in food, and education and awareness, according to a national survey. The top barriers to limiting sodium intake are a lack of lower sodium packaged and processed foods and lower sodium restaurant menu options.

Proudly Supporting the Sustainable Food Trade Association

Sustainable Food Trade Association Releases Its First Annual Sustainability Report
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As a proud member, we would like to share great news from the Sustainable Food Trade Association:

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As a proud member, we would like to share great news from the Sustainable Food Trade Association:

(Download full report)

Teeny Weeny Technology: Heather Millar on Nanoparticles

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Here’s a little exercise: take a pen and a blank piece of paper and write down everything you know about nano-technology. If you do this, you may find your essay to be pretty brief. You could take comfort to know you’re not alone in your ignorance of nano-technology. But perhaps you should not be feeling so comforted.

Capital For Organic Foods, Sustainable Consumer Products and Green Building Materials Entrepreneurs

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Organic Foods, Sustainable Consumer Products and Green Building Materials that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

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