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Climate

Jonathan Safran Foer: The coronavirus and a world without meat

If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.
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Children

With schools closed, their gardens take on a new role

Long-established school gardens are focusing on community service in addition to ongoing education.
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Climate

Eve Turow-Paul, Sophie Egan: Food for Climate League promotes food that’s good for health and climate

The new Food for Climate League aims to promote foods that are delicious, accessible and good for health and the climate.

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Toxics

6 of the most sustainable meat alternatives

The industry is associated with poor working conditions and is damaging the climate. So what other high-protein options are there?

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Justice

Mark Winne, Andy Fisher: With food insecurity on the rise, nutrition incentives should be more equitable

Food security experts argue that while federal incentives to add fresh produce to food assistance are critical, they are also deeply inequitable.
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Justice

Food banks can’t go on like this

Demand is spiking. And meeting it is costlier than ever. Without more changes to federal and state food assistance, the status quo is unsustainable.
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Children

Endless summer puts homebound kids at risk for weight gain

With schools shuttered, the inactivity and snacking typical of summer breaks puts more students at risk of obesity and health ills.
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Food

Small farms and markets rethink how to get local food to customers

Recent weeks have brought increased attention, and concern, for the food supply chain. Big farms have dumped milk and plowed crops like beans without harvesting them because schools and other institutions aren't open to buy their products during the shutdown.

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Justice

How Native Americans are fighting a food crisis

As the coronavirus limits access to food, many are relying on customs, like seed saving and canning, that helped their forebears survive hard times.
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Justice

Trump school nutrition rule struck down

A federal district judge has ruled that the Agriculture Department’s regulation easing sodium and whole-grain standards in school meals violated regulatory law.
Climate

GMOs are an ally in a changing climate

If we want to feed a growing population without fueling global warming, we need to redefine what we think of as good food.
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Toxics

Covid-19: Can 'boosting' your immune system protect you?

Forget kombucha and trendy vitamin supplements – they are nothing more than magic potions for the modern age.
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Food

There are no winners with 'The Biggest Loser'

When the long-running TV game show relaunched in January, it promised a kinder, gentler version suited for the current health climate. It didn't deliver.
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Toxics

Half of us face obesity, dire projections show

By 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese.
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