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Health/Food Posts Tagged as 'Saving The Environment!'

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Most people waste more food than they think—here's how to fix it 

 

Food waste, that scourge that sends more than a third of our food supply to rot and is a major contributor to climate change, seems like it should be easy to address.

Waste less food, advocates cry, and you can save money! You can save time! You can save farmland and fuel, and, since agriculture drives habitat loss, you can even help save the tiger.

And yet, here we are in the thick of Earth Month, on a day designated as “Stop Food Waste Day,” and you probably don’t need to look further than your own kitchen or cafeteria to see edible food dumped. In the U.S. more than 80 percent of food waste has been traced to homes and consumer-facing businesses.

So why is this problem so hard to solve? Because, researchers say, we’re only human. We have some irrational tendencies, some aspirations that don’t match reality, and some major blind spots. Not to mention busy schedules that don’t always align with when the avocado on the counter finally ripens. Here in the U.S., food waste is often invisibly baked into how we shop, cook and entertain.

National Geographic

Tags: Environment, Food, Health, Population, Privilege, Saving The Environment!, Waste

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25-Apr-2019


Public health emergency declared amid Brooklyn measles outbreak 

 

Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday declared a public health emergency in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn to stem an outbreak of measles.

As part of the emergency order, unvaccinated individuals living in selected ZIP codes in the heavily Orthodox Jewish community who may have been exposed to measles will be required to receive the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to help curtail the ongoing outbreak.

“We don’t take these steps lightly,” de Blasio said of the mandatory edict to get vaccinated. “It’s time to protect your family and your community.”

Those who have not received the measles vaccine — or do not have evidence of immunity — could be slapped with a violation and fined $1,000.

NY Post

Tags: Disease, Outbreak, Policy, Political, Protection, Saving The Environment!, Vaccine

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09-Apr-2019


Nearly 5,000 students get shots at Temple University amid mumps outbreak 

 

A mumps outbreak on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia has reached the triple digits. The city health department said the number of confirmed and probable cases of mumps at the school reached 108 as of Thursday.

Nearly 5,000 students and faculty members have taken advantage of free vaccine booster shots, with more than 2,500 people given shots Friday during the second clinic offering the MMR vaccine, according to city health officials. The first clinic at the school Wednesday saw more than 2,200 people.

"It's just really scary to me so I decided to go and get it," one student said, CBS Philly reported.

CBS News

Tags: Activism, Disease, Education, Environment, Health, Medical, Protections, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Stepping Up, Treatment, Unity, Vaccine, Youth

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02-Apr-2019


Judge bars unvaccinated students from returning to Rockland County school 

 

A federal judge in Rockland County, New York has jumped into the simmering debate over measles vaccinations. With cases rising, the judge barred 50 unvaccinated students from attending the Green Meadow Waldorf School for at least three weeks.

Parent Beatrice Burgis agrees with the judge's ruling that would keep unvaccinated kids at home.

"I believe that he's trying to mitigate a potential further outbreak and he's trying to keep everybody safe," she said.

On Tuesday, a new case in Rockland County brought the total to 146. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 228 cases in 12 states. The Rockland County outbreak was centered in an Orthodox Jewish community.

CBS News

Tags: Backlash, Children, Disease, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Nature, Parental Burden, Religion, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Treatment, Vaccine, World, Youth

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13-Mar-2019


Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California’s Homeless 

 

Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority.

But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood freeway ramp is often littered with needles and trash and soaked in urine. Rats occasionally scamper through, and Millar fears the consequences.

Infectious diseases—some that ravaged populations in the Middle Ages—are resurging in California and around the country, and are hitting homeless populations especially hard.

The Atlantic

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Mumps, other outbreaks force U.S. detention centers to quarantine over 2,000 migrants

Tags: Clean, Disease, Education, Environment, Health, Hellmouth, Homeless, Lifestyle, Nature, Parental Burden, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Survival, Terraforming, Vaccine, World, Youth

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10-Mar-2019


Recalls of hazardous meat, poultry increasing... 
 

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CBS News

Tags: Abuse, Backlash, Disease, Environment, Food, Health, Laws, Reckless, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Terraforming, Toxic, Waste

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04-Feb-2019


Tyson Foods Recalls 18 Tons of Chicken Nuggets After Reports of Contamination 

 

Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after consumers reported finding soft, blue pieces of rubber inside the popular food.

The recall comes in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and applies to the company’s Panko Chicken Nuggets that were sold in five pound plastic bags in grocery stores nationwide.

Consumers are being urged to look for bags with the “best by” date of Nov. 26, 2019, the Case Code 3308SDL03 and a time stamp ranging from 23:00 through 01:59. If you’ve got the product, either discard it or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.

Fortune

Tags: Environment, Food, Health, Poultry, Recall, Saving The Environment!, Science, Terraforming, Toxic, Warning, Waste

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30-Jan-2019


Heavy metals found in 45 fruit juices: report... 

 

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CBS News

Tags: Chemicals, Diet, Drink, Environment, Health, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Terraforming, Toxic, Video, Waste

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30-Jan-2019


Bill Nye: Should we penalize parents for having ‘extra kids’? 

 

Bill Nye “the Science Guy” did exactly what scientists are supposed to do this week — ask questions — and people are blasting him for it.

The engineer-turned-comedian-turned-TV host has sparked widespread outrage on social media thanks to an idea he proposed Tuesday on his new Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World.”

During a panel discussion, the 61-year-old Cornell grad asked: “Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?”

Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University, said he believed it was a good idea.

“I do think that we should at least consider it,” he told Nye.

NY Post

Tags: Ecology, Education, Environment, Health, Humanity, Overpopulation, Parental Burden, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Survival, Tax, Unity, World

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26-Jan-2019