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Your Poop: Now for Money and Science!

Two years ago, it wasn't your common cure. But today, the nonprofit OpenBiome's services are in great demand by doctors and hospitals. And…
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Report: Pollution is the Leading Cause of Death in the Developing World

Pollution is the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries, according to a report from the Global Alliance on Health and…
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Whose Health is It, Anyway? Learning About Behavior Change Through CSR

Statistically, eastern Kentucky is a place where people smoke more, weigh more and die sooner than almost anywhere in America. Of course, life…
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Seamus Mullen Trumpets the Secret Power of Good Food

Mullen shares his antagonistic relationship with food, prolonged illness, and the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis that precipitated his commitment to healthful eating. With…
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Beetcoin: A New Way to Invest in Local Agriculture

Woody Tasch, chairman and founder of Slow Money, discusses Beetcoin -- which directs funds to small, organic food enterprises, by popular vote, as…
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Millennials Take On Monsanto

Why Monsanto will never rule the food world: The three-prong movement that’s stopping the beast in its tracks.
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Boosting Security in the Mobile-for-Good Space

To boost security awareness in the mobile for good space, YTH is teaming up with the Vodafone Americas Foundation to compile research-based resources…
The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, but does not have the best average quality.

The U.S. is Paying Too Much For Healthcare and Receiving Too Little

When it comes to most things, you get what you pay for. But when it comes to healthcare – a matter of life…
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CSR in Qatar: Youth and Health Are a Start

A comfortable standard of living and high incomes do not mean a country is free of social problems--nevertheless, the dynamic atmosphere infectious in…
Genetically-modified maize. Petri dish containing sprouting genetically-modified (GM) maize kernels (Zea mays). Maize, commonly known as corn, is grown for food in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Genetic modification of plants involves altering their DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), the chemical which controls every part of an organism's growth and development. This modification may give the plant desirable characteristics, such as resistance to disease and herbicides. In this case the maize plant has been modified to improve its resistance to glyphosinate-type weedkillers. It is controversial whether GM foods are safe to eat.

Genetic Modification: Time for a More Nuanced Debate

The more nuanced aspects of the GM debate are beginning to find voice. Leading environmentalists, including two of the UK's highest profile ones,…
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A Healthy Workplace Creates Better Jobs

Employee health and rising costs are major concerns at many corporations. But a different kind of health may be the key to better…
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The Top 10 Stakeholder Issues in 2013

Future 500 has identified the Top 10 issues that activists and corporations will likely contend with this year. A growing number of consumer…
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Behind the New Green Product Line at Walgreens

Walgreens has launched its own line of “green” household products to be sold under the brand name “Ology.” The Ology brand includes everyday…
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Health Insurer Humana Gamifies Fitness

Humana, a Fortune 100 healthcare company, recently got serious about its commitments: it published its first CSR report and is busy embedding CSR into…
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Spanish Researchers Find Organic Tomatoes Have More Nutrients

The debate about whether organic food has more nutrients might be finally settled, at least in the case of tomatoes.