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Government

How Urbanization Impacts Public Health

Urbanization in the United States is hardly a new concept. You could even say that urbanization is the story of the United States. In a little over 200 years, the U.S. has grown from a rural, distributed confederation of states into a highly urbanized nation with a huge concentration of the population living in major coastal cities.

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Business Government

CAFO Industry’s Devastating Impact on Environment and Public Health

CAFO farming is an environmental and public health disaster Sierra Club February 28th, 2017 Duplin County was as flat and lush as I’d imagined. Beneath a blue-dome sky, creeks carved loamy soil as they branched to meet wide rivers. On the narrow North Carolina backroads, we passed homes with shaded front porches and barns built […]

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Business Culture Government Wellness

Hoosiers Are Sick: The Failure of Industrial Agriculture

MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – There has been plenty of news coming from Indianapolis which has placed Indiana in a negative light. Unfortunately, all the negative news provided a smoke screen for another year of poor wellness rankings in Gallup-Healthways Wellbeing Index and County Health Rankings. Hoosiers lost out because they didn’t learn about our poor […]

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Food/Drink Government

Industrial Farms, Water, Money vs Public Health

Part One of a Series of Articles on CAFOs – Industrial Farms, 2014 Muncie, IN (NEWS)– In case you missed it, our neighbors to the Northeast experienced a shock and an inconvenience when they were told to avoid drinking their city’s water. Ohio’s republican governor, John Kasich, had to declare a state of emergency so […]

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Government

Daniels Response to Affordable Care Act

Governor’s statement about U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the Affordable Care Act “The immediate implications for Indiana are a huge increase in health insurance rates, especially for young people, and the need to decide whether to try to construct a so-called “exchange” or let the federal government do so. The Court’s ruling that the federal […]