The Uncertain Hour Podcast explores food regulation and the story of Ruth Desmond AKA “Peanut Butter Grandma”. Featuring comments from our Angie Boyce.

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People who abhor the thought of being kept alive with feeding tubes or other types of artificial nutrition and hydration have, for years, had a way out: They could officially document their wishes to halt such interventions using advance directives. But caregivers and courts have rarely honored patients’ wishes to refuse food and fluids offered by hand.

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Here’s something that may sound like a contradiction in terms: low-fat pigs. But that’s exactly what Chinese scientists have created using new genetic engineering techniques

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An estimated 133 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S. each year, enough to fill Chicago’s Willis Tower 44 times. Globally, 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted annually

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Focusing on care delivery to save money is like trying to reduce the costs of house fires by focusing on firefighters and fire stations. A more natural question should be: What drives poor health in the U.S., and what can be done about it?

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Tasia Smith: “Politicians and scholars sometimes cast obesity as a problem that largely afflicts the poor. But as most obese adults aren’t poor and most low-income adults aren’t obese, this is a misconception”

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Storms and rising waters threaten cities’ food, but some municipalities are taking steps to keep shelves stocked and bellies full

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The intersection of climate change, food security, and nutrition is critical given that the growing adverse impacts of climate change threaten food security and nutrition outcomes, especially for the most vulnerable in the global South. Climate is a potential driver of nutritional status but dietary choices can affect both nutrition and climate – Our Jess Fanzo, Becky McLaren, and Claire Davis with Jowel Choufani

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