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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Interview with Educator & Ecological Activist Élan Shapiro

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments by

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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The Global Food Waste Epidemic

Apr 26, 2014 No Comments by

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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