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America: Land of the free, home of the wasteful?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the food you throw away?  A quarter to a third of all food worldwide goes to waste and in America 40 percent of our food is wasted.  For many Americans, bounty and convenience make it easy to be out of touch with where food comes from and where it ends up. 

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Understanding GMOs

Tomato with GMO sticker on a forkFew agricultural issues are as controversial and complex as genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Tinkering with the genetics of food is bound to set off red flags for many, especially those who are concerned about environmental issues.

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Meet NCL's new food policy and nutrition fellow: Kelsey Albright

Kelsey Albright has joined NCL staff as the Linda Golodner Food Safety and Nutrition Fellow, named for NCL’s president emeritus. Kelsey is a recent graduate of Cornell University, and she is originally from Maine, New York. Find out more about Kelsey in this Q&A.

 

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