What do Mac n Cheese, lipstick and vinyl shower curtains all have in common? Dr. Ami Zota, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health has the answer to that. Endocrine disrupting chemicals such as phthalates are in everything from food packaging to beauty products, and she is on the front line trying to understand the effect of these chemicals on humans. Dr. Zota is especially focused on how these chemicals affect the most vulnerable, such as pregnant women, minorities and low-income populations.
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Locally sourced. Sustainably grown. Ethically raised. These are just a few of the many marketing terms companies throw at consumers who seek to be more responsible and conscious eaters. But what do these terms truly mean for the companies? How can food businesses make effective change in building a better food system?
Markets are more than just a place to buy food. They are a gathering place, a place to experience local culture, and an important aspect of a cohesive neighborhood. Hosted by Spain Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, the “Food Markets in the 21st Century: New Developments for a New Society” discussion on October 16th looked at the role food markets play through the lens of the Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid’s premier food market.
The George Washington University’s Food Institute is proud to host Food Week 2017, starting on October 23rd and ending on the 29th. Stemmed from the Food Day movement spearheaded by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, GW’s Food Week is set to inspire students to make changes in their own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities.
Shepherd dogs and cowboys, be warned – you may be unemployed soon. Drones are flying over ranches worldwide, helping producers check on their herds, locate missing animals, and even identify sick animals. Drones are a relatively cheap asset and can cover a lot of hard to reach ground in a short amount of time. Daily rounds of checkups that used to take hours and gallons of fuel, can now be done in much less time with this new technology that just takes some charged batteries and a remote.