The Economic Impact of Obesity

Apr 29, 2014 No Comments by

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 […]

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The Challenge of Getting Back to Basics

Apr 29, 2014 No Comments by

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 […]

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Food Politics

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments by

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. […]

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Interview with Educator & Ecological Activist Élan Shapiro

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments

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.

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Blogpost: Public School Health Information Denied

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments

The writers of All You Can’t Eat submitted a FOIA to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to inspect or obtain copies of public records that cover all records of public schools in New York State with highest incidents of failed health inspections. We did not receive a response.

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Corporations in Food

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments

As our world globalizes, so does our food.  A world and nation global system means that not only are we getting foods from farther away, but the food that we are receiving may not be as nutritious as it used to be. Click to read more.

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The Global Food Waste Epidemic

Apr 26, 2014 No Comments

Solving world hunger seems like one of those impossibly lofty ideals, like world peace and global disarmament. It makes a fantastic aspiration for Miss America and doe-eyed activists, but for a number of abstruse and often nebulous reasons, it’ll never happen. Right? Click to read more.

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What’s For Lunch?

Apr 25, 2014 No Comments

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.

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Food Deserts

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

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 […]

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The Role of Co-ops in the Food Justice Movement

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

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 […]

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