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August 17, 2012

Expanding Waistlines 

old school scale

Adult Obesity Rate Climbs Over 30 Percent in 12 States

Mississippi has the highest obesity rate while Colorado has the lowest. Indiana is one of the 12 states with an obesity rate over 30 percent.

September 22, 2011

Junk Vs. Fruit 

twinkie

An Apple A Day? More Like A Twinkie

A new report, "Apples to Twinkies," finds that taxpayers are spending billions on junk food subsidies and only a fraction on fresh food subsidies.

May 24, 2011

Nutrition For All 

Baby

Congressional Budget Cuts Hurt Women, Infants And Children

$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.

March 24, 2010

Health Care Reform 

restaurant menu sign

Health Care Bill Calls Out Chain Restaurants, Vending Machines

The health care overhaul was signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday, including a provision directed toward chain restaurants.

March 1, 2010

Local Food Rockstars 

Michael Pollan on stage at the IU Auditorium

Michael Pollan Food Rules: Practical Advice For Local Eating

Earth Eats' Annie Corrigan sat down with author, activist and professor Michael Pollan to talk about his new book "Food Rules"

February 11, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

Michelle Obama applauds children involved in her "Let's Move" campaign.

Michelle Obama: “Let’s Move” On Healthier Lifestyles For American Kids

On Tuesday, Michelle Obama launched her "Let's Move" campaign which aims to combat the child obesity epidemic that plagues our country.

August 29, 2009

Whole Foods 

An aniti-"Whole Foods" sign.

Whole Foods Fans Not Happy After CEO’s Anti-”Obamacare” Remarks

Public outcry after Whole Foods CEO speaks out against "Obamacare."

August 23, 2009

Climate Change 

The earth from the space station.

Will You Need Health Insurance If The Atmosphere Is Destroyed?

Lawmakers worry that the Obama administration's focus on health care reform may be impeding on climate change legislation.

August 5, 2009

Green Technology 

capitol

The U.S. Government Cares About Green Technology, Right?

After some bluster early on, the Obama Administration seems to have turned away from green tech a bit. Earth Eats' Cory Barker rounds up recent developments.

July 28, 2009

Obesity Epidemic 

fat-americans

New Study: Obesity Continues To Fatten Health Care Costs In U.S.

As obesity has been outed as a major cause of rising health care costs, Earth Eats' Cory Barker looks at a proposal to stop the expanding waistlines and costs.

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