Food summit examines sustainability, health, and justice

According to a summit on food production, diet, and sustainability, humanity needs to refocus on a diet that encompasses sustainability and social justice.

Clea Simon • harvard
Feb. 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  all-aces  american-farmland-trust  and-forests  atyia-martin  climate-change  enviroment  environments-sustainability  farms  fisheries  food  food-pyramid  food-solutions-new-england  global-warming  harvard-forest  harvard-law-school  harvard-pilgrim-healthcare-foundation  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  inc  kennedy-school-of-government  naima-penniman  obesity  planetary-health-diet  soul-fire-farm  university-of-massachusetts-club  walter-willett

CBD risks and the chance to rein in supplements

A marijuana derivative called cannabidiol, or CBD, has begun making its way into supplements and even into foods, a use that runs afoul of an FDA designation of the compound as a prescription drug. A Harvard Medical School associate professor says CBD’s tangled legal status may provide an opportunity not only to clear up its status, but to bring clarity to the entire supplements industry.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 2, 2019 ~12 min

Tags:  health-medicine  alvin-powell  cambridge-health-alliance  cannabidiol  cannabis  cbd  food-and-drug-administration  harvard-medical-school  pieter-cohen  supplements

4 new Veritalk episodes take on food: culture, veganism, gut health, obesity

Harvard Ph.D. students explore the culture and science of food in the latest episodes of the Veritalk podcast. The talks cover veganism, gut health, food and diaspora, and childhood obesity.

GSAS Communications • harvard
June 4, 2019 ~3 min

Tags:  health-medicine  childhood-obesity  cultural-appropriation  food  graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences  microbiome  veganism  veritalk

Experts gather at Harvard to discuss future food solutions

A panel of experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discussed how the globe might feed an estimated human population of 10 billion by midcentury and suggested a diet high in plant foods, low in red meat, as well as a host of reforms to how food is produced and distributed today.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 22, 2019 ~9 min

Tags:  health-medicine  alvin-powell  diet  food  gina-mccarthy  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  population  sustainability  the-forum-at-harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  walter-willett

Harvard panel asks: Can we eat our way to a sustainable future?

Author Paul Greenberg said eating more and different seafood, emphasizing species that are less energy-intensive to harvest and high in omega-3 fats, can help answer the world’s food challenges in the coming decades.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 13, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  health-medicine  alvin-powell  christopher-golden  elsie-sunderland  fish  harvard-university-center-for-the-environment  paul-greenberg  seafood  seaweed  shellfish  susan-korrick  sustainable-harvest  walter-willett

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