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Food is an entrenched part of any culture. In America, we associate peaches with Georgia and shellfish with New England; we go to Napa for wine tasting, and sing songs about the heartland’s amber waves of grain. But in a few short decades, rising sea levels and changing temperatures could transform where and how we harvest our food.

 We’re already seeing changes. Fruit trees are struggling to bloom after warmer winters; cranberries are being scalded by heat in the bogs they’ve grown in for centuries; in Asia, rice crops are being flooded with saltwater. And as the ocean becomes warmer

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Most recent data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control reveals that almost half of adults in the U.S. have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. The question is, why?

Kris Sollid, RD, registered dietitian and senior director of nutrition communications at the International Food Information Council, says there are numerous lifestyle habits that contribute to hypertension. The main ones include consistently eating an unhealthy, high-sodium diet, not getting enough exercise, smoking cigarettes, drinking too much alcohol and caffeinated beverages, and routinely not getting enough quality sleep. Of course, other factors are at play that oftentimes are

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‘To be able to shop in these supermarkets, you have to have a card issued by Hezbollah,” said a Hezbollah official, who asked not to be named in a recent France24 report on Lebanon. A few paragraphs later the official clarified his point, “anyone in need can shop with us, regardless of their religious affiliation and even if they are not Hezbollah supporters,” an official told France 24. 
Hezbollah, an armed terrorist group that also has a political wing and seeks to control Lebanon and use it as a base of operations in the region, is now creating new facts
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Public health officials continue to investigate a suspected outbreak of foodborne illnesses related to a Jimmy John’s restaurant in Illinois. Many of those sickened are athletes at Illinois State University.

A statement issued by Jimmy John’s officials says the restaurant was temporarily closed, according to The Pantagraph newspaper. The implicated restaurant is on West Market Street in Bloomington, IL, which is under the jurisdiction of the McLean County Health Department. The restaurant statement said the closure was taken as a cautionary move and not because a definitive connection between the store, the food, or Illinois State University had been made.

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LIHU‘E — The driver deliberately avoided the gaze of the traffic monitor, and instead of exiting turned back into the line of cars waiting to claim food packages Thursday at Vidinha Stadium.

“They didn’t listen,” said kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao-Jardin, who was volunteering at Na Ho‘omaka Hou food distribution. “It’s only one. I only missed one in all that line of cars claiming their share of the 500 food packages. Whenever I volunteer, they assign me to where I need to say ‘mahalo’ and ‘aloha.’”

Wes Perreira, the director of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch, simply smiled.

“This is not

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All Saturday morning, local Boy Scouts of America troops collected non-perishable food across the metro so that families in need could stay fed.Scout troops partnered with the Food Bank for the Heartland and United Way of the Midlands for this year’s “Scouting for Food” — an annual community service effort “supported directly by the Mid-America Council.”Brian Barks, president and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland, said projects like these remain vital tools to tackle food insecurity. The COVID-19 pandemic, Barks said, stripped jobs and crucial income, leaving some families without food on the table.”It’s incredible to see the dedicated … Read More

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