Public Health

Food Is the Cause—And Cure—For Health and Environment, Says Dr. Hyman

Physician and NY Times best selling author Dr.Mark Hyman joins NowThis reporter Lucy Biggers in a conversation on America’s food system’s linkages to health outcomes and the environment and offers a call-to-action on how we can fix it.

We’re Too Close to the Edge of Planetary Boundaries, Says Walter Willett

Alex Sammon, author, and Walter Willett of EAT-Lancet and Harvard host an inter-generational conversation about transforming diets to protect the planet’s boundaries.

Break Economic and Nutrition Policy Out of Their Silos for Real Change

Dr. Sara Bleich of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health sits down with Sarah Blackburn of Edible Boston to talk about the key to effective nutrition policies.

Study Finds Dramatic Increase in Antibiotic Resistance in Livestock

Facing huge risks for animal and human health, rates of antibiotic resistance have soared in low-and middle-income nations.

Big Sugar in Florida Faces Lawsuit for Sugar Field Burning

Pre-harvest sugar field burning poses a threat to health and personal belongings, in communities surrounding the Everglades Agricultural Area.

Preventing Food Waste in Brazilian Favelas

Through promoting the use of all parts of vegetables, Favela Orgânica is promoting a nutritious lifestyle for all parts of Rio de Janeiro.

Non-Profit Working to Improve Global Food and Beverage Companies

One non-profit organization, Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF), is partnering with socially-conscious investors to tackle malnutrition and obesity by evaluating and bringing transparency to the nutritional contributions of companies such as Coca-Cola, ConAgra, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, and Unilever.

Medically Tailored Meals Need to Be Part of Healthcare

Community Servings delivers medically tailored meals to critically-ill patients with limited resources living in 21 communities in Massachusetts, while trying to address different social and food-related issues in the communities.

City Council Boosting Food Security in the Big Apple

A new report from the NYC Council spells out solutions to give all New Yorkers equal access to food.

Rethinking Food Packaging May Address the Plastic Crisis

A significant amount of the plastic polluting our environment originates from packaging in the food industry. Now that society is demanding something be done about plastics, companies are rethinking how we can package food.