Unequal access to healthy foods, given the rising cost of whole, unprocessed products in the United States, lends to the greater availability and proliferation of unhealthy, processed foods high in saturated fats and high-fructose corn syrup. Over two-thirds of American adults are classified as obese, which is unsurprising considering the fast food culture that pervades […]
Sending food through a rigmarole of preservatives, sweeteners, and other extra ingredients seems like an awful lot of work. It seems especially unnecessary when compared with how healthy and tasty fruits & vegetables can be with little to no preparation. Why, then, are processed foods sold more frequently for less money? The reasons are varied. Fast […]
Sodexo, the multi-billion dollar food-service company is one of the biggest corporations in the world, claiming to serve about 75 million consumers in 80 different countries every day. In North America alone, Sodexo serves over 15 million consumers every day, but these consumers are not all just college students receiving food from their dining halls. […]
Elan Shapiro is an ecological activist and lecturer at Ithaca College for the Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences. He’s helped develop the Ecopsychology, Bioregionalism, and Deep Ecology movements, as well as Sustainable Tompkins and the Neighborhood Mini-Grant programs. Additionally, he’s taught ecological courses atJFK University, California Institute of Integral Studies, and the College of Holy Names.
Eating fast and processed food may not contribute to maintaining a healthy diet. But with work and busy schedules, many people do not have time to think about what they put into their bodies. Convenience is key when picking out what to eat for the day, but where does health fit in? Click to read more.
In 2005 after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans there was a lack of planning, emergency relief, and aid from both the local and national levels. The abandonment in development in this aid area lead to the destruction of many neighborhoods, specifically the Lower Ninth Ward, a historically black neighborhood. Since then, this part of New Orleans has […]
In an increasingly privatized society, local food options are becoming increasingly challenging to find by the day. To maximize profit, the food United States citizens buy and consume is shipped from all around the country, and studies show that about a quarter is imported from overseas. Aside from the health issues with having to add pesticides […]