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Who are the children most at risk from climate change?

Climate change affects everyone, but today's children are the ones who will be left to deal with the most disastrous consequences in the future.

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Four Pittsburghers share their neighborhood-based approaches to food security

Four individuals living in food-insecure communities in the Pittsburgh region explained how they help provide fresh, healthy food.
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Ultra-processed foods now account for two-thirds of calories in diets of children and teens

Ultra-processed foods -- such as frozen pizza, microwave meals, packaged snacks and desserts -- accounted for 67% of calories consumed in 2018 up from 61% in 1999, according to research.
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Climate

Learning to love G.M.O.s

Overblown fears have turned the public against genetically modified food. But the potential benefits have never been greater.
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The health and climate consequences of the American food system cost three times as much as the food itself

A new report provides a roadmap to creating a post-pandemic food system with greater fairness, fewer adverse climate impacts and better health outcomes.

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Toxics

No soil. No growing seasons. Just add water and technology

A new breed of hydroponic farm, huge and high-tech, is popping up in indoor spaces all over America, drawing celebrity investors and critics.
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Palm oil is in almost everything we eat, and it's fueling the climate crisis

In her new book, 'Planet Palm,' journalist Jocelyn Zuckerman investigates the devastating environmental, health, and human costs of the global palm oil industry.
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Toxics

F.D.A. still lacks a permanent commissioner

With the pandemic easing, the federal agency’s long-term agenda for drug approvals or new issues is languishing without a permanent commissioner.
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Justice

These garden mentors are growing equity

Master gardeners are helping fight food insecurity by supporting home gardening to build healthier communities.
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Angela McKee Brown: Transforming school food requires more than universal access

Providing free meals to all students is important, but kids also need a school food program that addresses historical discrimination, celebrates diverse foodways, and creates a more just future for our children.
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34 noteworthy food and farming books for the summer of 2021

Your ready-made summer reading list is here, courtesy of reviews by our editors and reporters.
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Luz Cruz: How a year of mutual aid fed Minneapolis

'The murder of George Floyd has been an impetus for those of us who believe in making healthy, whole foods more accessible in a country that constantly fails BIPOC people in a myriad of ways.'
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Climate

What is a climatarian?

Never mind tracking steps. What about your carbon footprint?
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Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa

Prisoners in the United States are forced to drink contaminated water, breathe poor quality air, and live on or near land full of hazardous materials. These experts say that this must change.
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We’re dumping loads of retardant chemicals to fight wildfires. What does it mean for wildlife?

As western wildfires become bigger and more intense, state and federal fire agencies are using more and more aerial fire retardant, prompting concerns over fish kills, aquatic life, and water quality.

LISTEN: Why is it taking so long for Pennsylvania to regulate toxic chemicals in drinking water?

The chemicals, known as PFAS, are linked to health effects including cancer, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, pregnancy-induced hypertension, asthma, and ulcerative colitis.

Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

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