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November 6, 2014

 

cans of soda

Berkeley Succeeds In Passing First Soda Tax

But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.

June 27, 2014

 

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New York Court Rejects Ban On Supersized Sodas

New York's highest court decided on Thursday that the city's health department could not impose a cap on the size of sugary drinks.

June 24, 2014

 

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Composting For Education And The Environment

Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.

October 27, 2013

Feeling Autumnal 

Three pumpkin cupcakes arranged on a plate

Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes

Celebrate a flawless fall day with an afternoon of leaf-crunching sweetened with spice-filled treats

October 22, 2013

Obesity Epidemic 

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Mexico’s Junk Food Tax Reminiscent Of NYC Soda Ban

Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.

June 24, 2013

Raw Rules! 

A plate of spring rolls alongside a bowl of peanut dip

Summer Salad Rolls For Raw Veggie Lovers

Welcome summer with these refreshing salad rolls -- perfect for potlucks and cookouts!

June 18, 2013

Waste Not 

Dimly lit apple core sits in front of a black backdrop

New York Pilots City-Wide Compost Program

New York City throws 1.2 million tons of food waste into landfills every year. Mayor Bloomberg hopes the city's new composting program will change that.

June 13, 2013

Soda Strikes Back 

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Soda Back In Spotlight: Kids Drink Less, NYC Still Wants Ban

Sugary beverage consumption has gone down over the past decade, especially by children.

April 18, 2013

Strike! 

Stikers rally behind a sign that reads

The Human Cost Of Cheap Food

New York City's fast food workers' strike is the latest attempt by food workers to make consumers recognize the complex costs of eating on the cheap.

March 14, 2013

Labeling Issues 

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Nationwide Menu Calorie Counts Face Delay

The 2010 health care law requires chain prepared food sellers to post calorie counts on their menus, but implementation isn't going to be easy.

March 12, 2013

Ban The Ban 

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Big Soda, Big Backlash

New York City's big soda ban was set to start today, until an eleventh-hour decision by the New York State Supreme Court put a stop to Mayor Bloomberg's plan.

February 25, 2013

Gimme Pizza! 

Soft-focus close-up of vegan pizza topped with olives, jalapeños, bell peppers and cashew ricotta cheese

Vegan Pizza Party!

Hosting a dinner party? Prepare homemade dough and a few sauces ahead of time, and invite guests to bring their favorite toppings!

December 12, 2012

Baby Steps 

Row of school buses

Finally, Kids Are Losing Weight

For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.

November 30, 2012

Would You Like A Raise With That? 

close up french fries

Fast Food Workers Strike In NYC

Following in the footsteps of Wal-Mart employees who struck on Black Friday, fast food workers in New York City staged a walkout early Thursday morning.

October 17, 2012

Big Gulp? 

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Big Soda Sues New York City

Not everyone is swallowing New York City's big soda ban.

September 13, 2012

Downsize Me 

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NYC Bans Big Sodas

New York City is often a trailblazer in the fight against obesity, first with banning trans fats and then with calorie counts on menus. Now, it's big soda.

July 23, 2012

I Heart New York 

close-up french fry wall macro

NYC Trans Fat Ban Cuts Consumption

Four years after New York City's widely publicized prohibition, citizens are eating less trans fats.

June 15, 2012

Sugar Crash 

Close-up of the pull-tab on an open can of coca-cola.

Soda Wars Episode 2: The Industry Strikes Back

Mike Bloomberg announced that he wants to limit the size of sugary beverages sold in NYC. The beverage industry isn't taking the news lying down.

November 23, 2011

Occupy The Market 

A man stands beside a makeshift countertop.  Hanging on the side of the counter are posters.  One says

Feeding A Movement: Farmers And Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement has had both positive and negative relationships with small-scale farmers. Here's a sampling of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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