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

In soda tax fight, experts hear echoes of tobacco battles

Taxes on sugary drinks are potentially effective tools to fight the obesity epidemic and advocates are drawing lessons from the long battle against tobacco as they plot what they know will be a tough road ahead.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  health-medicine  alvin-powell  and-bioethics-emily-broad-leib  basic-research  biotechnology  carmel-shachar  diabetes  harvard-law-school  harvard-medical-school-center-for-bioethics  obesity  petrie-flom-center-for-health-law-policy  soda  soda-tax  steven-gortmaker  sugar-sweetened-beverages

Bauhaus exhibit showcases influential art movement as it celebrates centennial

Walter Gropius, who would become a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, founded the Bauhaus movement in Germany and ensured that much of its output would have a final home at the University. An exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums features that material.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Feb. 7, 2019 ~14 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  colleen-walsh  harvard-art-museums  harvard-graduate-school-of-design  harvard-law-school  walter-gropius

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