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Using Food as a Treatment for Mental Illness

Using Food as a Treatment for Mental Illness

Most of us are familiar with food banks and soup kitchens where donated food goes to feed hungry people in the community. Yet we rarely talk about the connection between mental illness and hunger and how access to food can do more than just provide a full stomach. Numerous studies have shown a link between poor intestinal health and an increase in mental illness – though which is the cause and which the effect remains […]

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July 10, 2014 at 7:00 amFeatures Policy

Not Just Planting Trees – Sadhana Forest Haiti and Agroforestry

Not Just Planting Trees – Sadhana Forest Haiti and Agroforestry

Joseph Redwood-Martinez is the director of One day, everything will be free, a film about Sadhana Forest Haiti where he lived and worked from May to August 2012. Despite his travels to similar communities internationally, this place remains for him the most significant, dynamic, and complex of any project he’s encountered. Sadhana Forest started in 2003 as a community-led indigenous reforestation effort in Tamil Nadu, India. In 2010, they came to Haiti to establish a sister […]

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September 5, 2013 at 7:00 amCulture Multimedia

120 Workers Die in Poultry Plant Fire in China – Casts Shadow on International Sale of US Smithfield Pork

120 Workers Die in Poultry Plant Fire in China – Casts Shadow on International Sale of US Smithfield Pork

Only a little over a month since the collapse of a garment factory Bangladesh, a fire inside of a Chinese poultry plant led to the deaths of 120 workers on Monday, June 3. Much like the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, employees of the Baoyuanfeng Poultry Plant rushed to exits only to discover that they’d been locked. The New York Times reports, Guo Yan, a plant employee, said she had heard a boom and then people shouting that […]

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June 6, 2013 at 9:18 amNews