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Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

DC Resources and Assistance Fund for Washington, D.C.’s Frontline and Essential Workers

“With the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, The District of Columbia has undergone a seismic shift in daily life. Residents are resilient, but many across the District and from all walks of life are feeling the impacts of the novel coronavirus physically, emotionally, financially, and otherwise. In order to help meet the critical and dynamic… Continue Reading

43 Books For Everyone On Your Holiday List

BuzzFeedNews: [Subjects include: food, travel, young adults, quarantine hobbies, pop culture, mysteries, the British monarchy and more] One selection as follows: “…Vegans and vegetarians, rejoice! Vegetable Kingdom, with over 100 recipes of plant-based goodness from the James Beard Award-winning chef Bryant Terry, is about to be their new food bible. And if you know someone… Continue Reading

Evidence of Long-Distance Droplet Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by Direct Air Flow in a Restaurant in Korea

J Korean Med Sci. 2020 Nov 30;35 (46): e415. English. Published online Nov 23, 2020.  https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2020.35.e415. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Background – The transmission… Continue Reading

WMO Provisional Report on the State of the Global Climate 2020

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – “Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record. 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, with the warmest six years all being since 2015, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Ocean heat is at record… Continue Reading

These are the charities where your money will do the most good

Vox: “Giving to charity is great, not just for the recipients but for the givers, too. But it can be intimidating to know how to pick the best charity, especially when there are thousands of worthy causes to choose from, and especially when the world’s in the midst of a massive pandemic and economic calamity… Continue Reading

Science and Scientists Held in High Esteem Across Global Publics

Pew Report – “Yet there is ambivalence in many publics over developments in AI, workplace automation, food science – As publics around the world look to scientists and the research and development process to bring new treatments and preventive strategies for the novel coronavirus, a new international survey finds scientists and their research are widely… Continue Reading

Find Your Local Food Bank

“The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation to engage in the fight against hunger. Contact your local community food bank to find food or click here to read about public assistance programs.… Continue Reading

‘Forever Chemicals’ Found In Chesapeake Seafood And Maryland Drinking Water

Chesapeake Bay Journal – “More testing has found so-called “forever chemicals” in a striped bass, blue crab and oyster from the Chesapeake Bay, as well as in drinking water from household taps in Maryland’s Montgomery County. Laboratory analyses released by the nonprofit group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility detected 16 different per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,… Continue Reading

Plastic Pollution: 2020 Edition

Pace Environmental Law Review: “Throughout its “lifecycle,” plastic poses major risks to environmental and human health,affecting “terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric environments.” Health-harming toxins released from raw materials extraction (i.e., oil and natural gas); refinement- and production-associated air pollution; toxins inhaled or ingested through microplastics; and food chain contamination are some of the many plastic-associated public… Continue Reading

FDA Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to transparency and keeping the public and stakeholders informed of our work upholding the safety of our food supply. As part of this continued commitment, today we are releasing a new tool to communicate foodborne illness outbreak information frequently and as soon as the FDA begins an… Continue Reading

Are ‘Edible Landscapes’ the Future of Public Parks?

Smithsonian Magazine – Green spaces planted with fruits, veggies and herbs are sprouting across the globe, and the bounty is meant to share – “Imagine strolling through an urban public park, admiring the trees and flowers. Your stomach starts to rumble. You reach up and pluck a few greengage plums from the tree overhead, and… Continue Reading