Measles: How an Outbreak in Madagascar Should Serve as a Warning for the United States

By Katherine Lewis Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a 3-part series on measles and vaccines. Measles, a potentially lethal respiratory illness, was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000 due to the widespread success of the measles vaccine program. This most common vaccine for measles is the MMR vaccine, which protects…

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Food Waste and Food Insecurity: Connecting the Issues for Solutions for Change

According to a report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Economic Research Service (ERS), the United States wasted 31% of its available food supply in 2010. This staggering number equates to a loss of 133 billion pounds out of the available 430 billion pounds of US food. The USDA and ERS define food loss as “the edible amount of…

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