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Endocrine emergency: New UN study reveals our chemical folly
The alarming impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals on human health and environment warrant extensive research efforts.
Considerable benefits of decarbonizing urban transport
Multi-criteria assessment of social costs and benefits must be added to cost–benefit analysis of climate change mitigation.
Small islands, big food concerns
While imported food is bringing lifestyle diseases to many small islands, it has reduced hunger and may be necessary for climate change adaptation.
Why your health is bigger than your body
New research explains how the interrelationship between politics, economics and ecology can help or hurt our bodies.
Debate 2.0: Should junk food be illegal?
Heavy corporate marketing of “unhealthy commodities” like soda pop helps spread health problems worldwide. But are anti-junk food laws intrusive?
Monoculture mania must and can be overcome
Agriculture should be practised sustainably and with human nutrition (not profits for corporations) foremost in our thinking.
Does economic growth make us happy?
The first World Happiness Report shows us that, although economic growth can’t make us happy on its own, it does help a bit.
Alarm as corporate giants target developing countries
As affluent markets reach saturation, multinational food and drink firms are opening up new frontiers among people living on $2 a day.
Home-grown food in schools for a green economy
Brazil is linking public sector food procurement to local family-based small-scale agriculture.
Hard to stomach: Two billion now overweight
Hunger, food prices, high ecological impact diets — in a world of so many complex food issues, the era of overweight is probably only just beginning.
A story of food in Australia
Author Rebecca Huntley takes an in-depth look at the good, bad and ugly eating habits of people in Australia.
The shame of concentrated animal feedlots
The CAFO Reader compiles 30 writers in a chorus of outrage against a system they view as unjust and unhealthy to animals, humans and, in fact, all living creatures.
UN warns corporate lobbying blocking food reforms
Large agri-business and food producers are stifling efforts to improve global and environmental health.
Tokyo drifts from seafood to meat eating
Japan’s food self-sufficiency challenge is also critical to the countries bearing the environmental burden of supplying the nation's growing appetite for meat.
How things work: Food energy
With obesity and diabetes becoming ever more common, it seems many people don’t understand the basics of nutrients and metabolism. Do you?
Bicycles: a love story
People ride bicycles for many different reasons, resulting in financial, health, environmental and social benefits to individuals and broader society.
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