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Food Composting Comes to NYC

I first came to New York City in the late 80s, and one aspect of city life that made an immediate impression on me was the immensity of the garbage problem. There was (and still is, for the most part)…

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NYC Soda Ban Goes Flat

Just a day before New York City was supposed to get un-super-sized on its soda consumption with a controversial proposal, championed by Mayor Bloomberg, to limit the size of sugary drinks served in re…

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Quenching Our Thirst for Soda

My father liked to wager bets…with his kids. Granted these were playful bets that rarely put us children on the losing end of the wager. Still, from a child’s perspective, it was good clean fun. One w…

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Drink Downsizing: Is the Proposed NYC Soda Ban a Good Thing?

Without a doubt, the consumption of sugary soda drinks is a major contributing factor to what is deemed as our current “obesity epidemic.” And when you consider consumers are routinely buying such sod…

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How To Facilitate An Occupy Wall Street Demonstration [Video]

The Occupy Wall Street protest has been going strong in NYC for over 30 days. During that time, thousands of sister demonstrations have sprung up all over the world, with over a hundred in cities big …

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Aggressive Anti-Obesity Campaign Kicks Sodas to the Curb

New York City is no stranger to food controversies. Especially when these controversies are concerning (what is perceived as) government meddling in how and what people eat. There was the trans fat …

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