Daily Archives: September 15, 2016

35 Food Education Organizations | FoodTank.com

Food and nutrition education can empower children to make healthy choices throughout their lives, but most schools do not incorporate food education into their curricula. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that elementary school students in the United States receive, on average, just 3.4 hours of food and nutrition education each year.

With one-third of children and adolescents in the U.S. considered overweight or obese, food education cannot be left to food industry marketing. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission found that the food industry spends nearly $2 billion dollars per year marketing to children; 73 percent of that marketing promotes food and beverages that are high in sugars and fats, yet low in recommended nutrients.

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Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
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What Good Is a Naval Base That’s Underwater? – The Takeaway – WNYC

Sep 15, 2016

In Washington D.C. yesterday, a group of former top military leaders warned that climate change is a significant and direct threat to military infrastructure and the security of the nation.

At the first annual Climate and National Security Forum, several high ranking retired military, defense and foreign policy experts addressed the risks and opportunities related to climate change and security. The military has made a commitment to lower its carbon footprint, but it’s a difficult challenge when the business of fighting war involves a $16 billion fuel bill.

Retired Navy Admiral David Titley is

an expert in the field of climate and national security. He’s a professor in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State and is a member of the Climate and Security Advisory Group at the Center for Climate and Security.

Sharon Burke is senior adviser for the the Resource Security program at New America, a D.C. think tank focused on technology on society. She’s former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy under the Obama Administration.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Arctic ice melting in 2016 heat


bdnews24.com World

Published on Aug 20, 2016

Record-breaking temperatures have primed the Arctic for another summer of low sea ice cover, a NASA scientist says

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The 19th Organic World Congress (OWC): ‘An Organic World through an Organic India’


IFOAM – Organics International

Published on Sep 15, 2016

Every three years, the organic sector comes together at the Organic World Congress (OWC), the world’s largest and most significant organic gathering, to discuss and deliberate on issues of the day. From 9 – 11 November 2017, India, home to over 600,000 organic farmers, will host the 19th OWC.

The OWC is a unique opportunity to share experiences, innovations and knowledge about organics and also to take part in the General Assembly, visit side-events as well an organic exhibition.

Find out more at http://www.owc.ifoam.bio

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice
Food-Matters

Right Wing Extremism in Canada


The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Published on Sep 14, 2016

It’s known as the “other terror” – the domestic threat posed by right-wing extremism, including white supremacists and anti-government radicals. According to one report, 59 per cent of “lone wolf” attacks in Canada over the last 15 years have been committed by right-wing extremists. Barbara Perry, professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, joins The Agenda to discuss the various right wing extremist groups across Canada, and the threat they pose.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Can Renewables Contain Extreme Weather Conditions Seen?


TheRealNews

Published on Sep 14, 2016

Transition away from fossil fuels is economically and technologically feasible today through the mass implementation of 100% renewable grids, argues Renewables 100, Policy Institute founder Angelina Galiteva

Global Climate Change
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‘What’s Different This Time Is that We Are Armed with Cameras’


TheRealNews

Published on Sep 14, 2016

The Obama administration’s intervention has not halted the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, says Desiree Kane

Global Climate Change
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