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    Sunday April 12, 2015

    An argument against labelling GMO foods

    News that a genetically-modified apple was approved in Canada started a conversation on our show about labelling of GMO foods. In this interview, the Executive Editor of Scientific American explains why his journal has taken a stand against mandatory labels on GMO produce.

    Posted: Apr 12, 2015 5:43 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 10, 2015 12:19 PM ET
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  • Arctic Apple

    Thursday March 26, 2015

    FOOD FIGHT: Canada's newly approved GM apple

    A new genetically modified apple, developed in B.C., has been approved in Canada. We hear from the grower, and from someone who says it will confuse consumers.

    Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:24 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 08, 2015 6:17 PM ET
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  • organic620

    Tuesday October 07, 2014

    Food Fight: Organic versus non-organic

    Every time you go to the grocery store, you're faced with choices. Chicken versus beef, orange juice versus apple, fruit for dessert or chocolate? And then there's the decision about how your food came to be in the first place: organic versus non-organic. It's a topic that has come up often in our Food Fight series, so we thought we'd...

    Posted: Oct 07, 2014 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014 10:09 AM ET
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  • SUGARfeat

    Thursday October 02, 2014

    Food Fight: Sugar Tax - Obesity fix or misguided paternalism?

    According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, we can tax our way to better health. Lesley James is a senior health policy analyst at the Foundation, and says a tax on sugary beverages would have a multi-pronged benefit. "We know from Canadian research that implementing a tax would raise millions of dollars in revenue. And we're hoping this could be...

    Posted: Oct 02, 2014 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014 10:08 AM ET
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  • cooking620

    Friday September 26, 2014

    Food Fight: Is foodie culture putting too much pressure on working moms?

    A recent study from the U.S. revealed that working mothers have a new source of pressure. Along with balancing parenting and work inside and outside the home, they're now feeling the weight of extra expectations placed on them by celebrity chefs, cooking blogs and other elements of foodie culture. Even with all the modern expectations, the mothers surveyed said they...

    Posted: Sep 26, 2014 10:58 AM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014 10:05 AM ET
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  • Non Factory Lamb 620

    Wednesday September 24, 2014

    Food Fight: Why one farmer hates the phrase 'factory farm'

    Romy Schill says "factory farm" is narrow minded, and often used in conversations that omit the voices of farmers like her. She heard the phrase in last week's edition of Food Fight, and got in touch to let us know what she thinks.

    Posted: Sep 24, 2014 4:34 PM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014 10:05 AM ET
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  • deer w tree 620

    Tuesday September 16, 2014

    Food Fight: Is it more ethical to eat meat if you kill the animal yourself?

    When it comes to Food Fights, the debate about the ethics of eating meat is one of the most heated. For close to a decade, Tovar Cerulli was firmly on one side. He was a vegan, eating no animal products at all. But now he's changed his diet, and his world view, with the help of a rifle. It's a...

    Posted: Sep 16, 2014 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014 10:04 AM ET
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  • foodfight-organic-market-620

    Thursday September 11, 2014

    Food Fight: Round Two - The case for small, local and organic farming

    In round one of the 180 Food Fight, we heard from agricultural economist Al Mussell. He made that case that large scale, intensive industrial agriculture is the most sustainable way to feed a hungry planet. He says that small scale organic producers use up a lot more land to produce the same amount of food.

    Posted: Sep 11, 2014 4:15 PM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014 10:04 AM ET
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  • canola620

    Friday August 29, 2014

    Food Fight: Al Mussell - Want to save the planet? Skip the farmer's market!

    If you've been to a farmer's market lately, you've probably heard all about the virtues of buying from smaller, local farmers: it's fresher, it's better for you, it's somehow "closer to the land."

    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014 10:03 AM ET
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