Archive for April, 2010

Sustainability Symposium at Delaware Valley College

This October (7-9) I will be a panelist at the The Precarious Alliance: Strengthening Human Networks and Natural Systems Symposium at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania.

Marion Nestle will be the keynote speaker-I am also presenting a paper on food waste in NYC and urban environments.

Save the date- more details to come!

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Breast Cancer Charity Sells out to KFC

Who would think KFC would have anything to do with a cure for cancer? The Susan G. Komen foundation, dedicated to early detection and research for a breast cancer cure, has partnered with the infamous fast food joint in an effort to raise cash.

”KFC has pledged 50 cents to Komen for every pink bucket ordered by its restaurant operators during the promotion period, with a minimum donation of $1 million and a goal to raise more than $8 million.”

While a million dollars is a generous donation and the Susan G. Komen foundation is a worthy charity, I can’t help but think a bucket of fried chicken does more harm to the people who eat it than 50 cents will do to help breast cancer patients.

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