sustainability


During Pandemic, It’s All Tricks and No Treats for Mars Wrigley Workers

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

Everybody knows eating too much candy can make you sick. But if that candy was made by Mars, chances are the workers who packaged and distributed it also put their health at risk.

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New Dietary Guidelines Report is a Science Success Story

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

Yesterday, a committee of experts convened by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the scientific report meant to form the basis of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Clocking in at a full 835 pages, the report outlines conclusions and recommendations from the committee’s rigorous multi-year review of current topics in nutrition. Read more >

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New Dietary Guidelines Could Help Us Kick Our Sugar Habit—But Will Science Win Out?

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

For the last sixteen months, top health and nutrition experts have been hard at work reviewing the scientific research that will inform the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Yesterday, via webcast, they finally shared the fruits of their labor. Read more >

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Is the US Ready for Sustainable Dietary Guidelines? New Research Makes a Compelling Case

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

If the Dietary Guidelines continue to sideline sustainability research, the diet the US government recommends today could put a healthy diet further out of reach tomorrow. Read more >

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Why We Can’t Separate Justice and Sustainability in the Food System

, Scientist, Food and Environment

Most of us wish we could eat with the confidence that everything on our plate has a story we can feel good about, a story about taking care of both people and the environment. In the food system (as elsewhere) these twin issues, justice and sustainability, have often been talked about as if they were unrelated, independent problems with separate solutions. Read more >

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