‘World’s Largest Environmental Health Risk’

HEALTH The World Heath Organization calls indoor air pollution the “world’s largest environmental health risk.” More than 4 million deaths are attributed to fuel burned indoors for cooking—a common practice in the developing world. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to learn more about indoor air pollution. Discussion Ideas The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that indoor air pollution is responsible for about 4.3 million … Continue reading ‘World’s Largest Environmental Health Risk’

Slaves Shaped American Cooking

FOOD Scholars are “studying the silences” to trace the rich history of slave and African American contributions to American cuisine. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand how immigration shapes national cuisine. Discussion Ideas Researchers in the Nat Geo News article are forced to “study the silences” in order to “piece together a more complete view of history in the absence of primary … Continue reading Slaves Shaped American Cooking

Thirteen Thoughts for Friday the 13th

Food for Thought 1. So, you have decided to cook dinner at home tonight. You go to the store and you buy some pork chops, some greens, some potatoes and all the assorted fixins that go with your meal. You head home and you dice your potatoes, coat them with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper, and then throw them in the oven, which … Continue reading Thirteen Thoughts for Friday the 13th