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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The Salt Lake City hospital where a police officer roughly arrested a nurse who was protecting her patient’s rights in July will no longer allow law enforcement agents inside its patient care areas. They’ll now have to check in, rather than enter through the emergency room

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Agriculture has historically released almost as much carbon into the atmosphere as deforestation, a new study suggests — and that’s saying something

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Patients watch health care debate with dread. The war in Congress over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has brought anxiety to the people whose health insurance is at risk

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Marcus Hedahl and our Travis Rieder argue that getting a critical mass of climate believers to be appropriately alarmed, may prove more useful in creating the political will necessary to spur bold climate action than would engaging directly with climate deniers

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But he may struggle to get his way without hard evidence of what, exactly, needs regulating

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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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Brendan Saloner, at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, told FactCheck.org that “no single study is as good as looking at the full body of research.” And while not all studies have found health improvement related to insurance coverage, the “preponderance of studies, especially the well-done studies, find that gaining insurance coverage, especially for low-income people, improves health and reduces mortality risks.”

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