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Soda Summit 2014: Winning Strategies to Reduce Soda-Related Diseases

June 4-5 in Washington D.C., the conference will bring together national and international experts, public health professionals and local, state and national policymakers to explore a comprehensive set of topics and strategies to reduce soda-related diseases.

World Bank Wants Water Privatized, Despite Risks

Humans can survive weeks without food, but only days without water — in some conditions, only hours. It may sound clichéd, but it’s no hyperbole: Water is life. So what happens when private companies control the spigot? Evidence from water privatization projects around the world paints a pretty clear picture — public health is at stake.

Don’t Panic, Go Organic: The IPCC Report Should be a Wakeup Call for Climate-Smart Food

The stark predictions of the recent IPCC report need not result in more hunger. In fact, they can also be the wake-up call we need to make “climate-smart” food decisions. And for once there is some good news in the story of global warming: We already have a solution. Read on for 4 climate-smart food strategies.

Edible Education 101

What would you say if I told you that incredible thinkers-and-do-ers on food systems work are coming to you to share their ideas on the rise and future of the food movement every week? Alice Waters, the Edible Schoolyard Project and Berkeley Food Institute, Michael Pollan and Raj Patel are teaming up with leading voices for an amazing series: Edible Education 101.

A Higher Wage For All Workers

Let’s say you are a waitress or waiter and somewhere in your restaurant a big-screen television beamed President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address while you were taking orders, delivering food and busing dishes. During the 1 hour and 5 minutes it took him to deliver his promises — on everything from making health care affordable to boosting the economy — you would have earned $2.30.