Tag Archives: Health

GE Salmon: 5 Questions & Answers about “FrankenFish”

By FALPC Intern, Kristina Kalolo 1. What is AquaAdvantage Salmon? AquaAdvantage Salmon is the first genetically engineered (GE) animal being considered for human consumption by the FDA. The company behind this, AquaBounty Technologies, is headquartered pretty close by- Waltham, MA.  What AquaBounty … Continue reading

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Racism & Health

Many of us are aware that a variety of factors can impact health.  Factors such as income, educational attainment, and where we live.  This makes sense to us – if we make enough money, we can afford good health care.  … Continue reading

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Do you know your Fast Food F.A.C.T.S.?

By FALPC Intern, Kristina Kalolo The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity recently released their Fast Food F.A.C.T.S. (Food Advertising to Children and Teens Score) report investigating the nutritional value of children’s meals and marketing strategies fast food … Continue reading

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“An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”

By FALPC Intern, Kristina Kalolo The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently released, The $11 Trillion Reward an article that argues for “how simple dietary changes can save lives and money, and how we get there”. They contend that the … Continue reading

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Factory Farms, Local Meat, and Being Vegetarian in Worcester

One conversation that seems to make people instantly uncomfortable and evasive is talking about the meat we eat and where it came from. It is understandable considering the immense factory farming, or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), that dominate U.S. … Continue reading

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Kindergarteners on the Farm!

By Isabel Burgess and Lauren Wetherbee, Worcester Kindergarten Initiative It’s been a busy year at the Worcester Kindergarten Initiative! The initiative, which is facilitated by the Massachusetts Farm to School Project in conjunction with the Worcester Public Schools, is a … Continue reading

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The ActFRESH Campaign & Transportation Reform

Every resident of Massachusetts deserves the opportunities that come with a healthy neighborhood: good schools with healthy food and physical activity, safe places that promote walking and biking, affordable grocery stores, healthy housing, and clean air and water. These are … Continue reading

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