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Earth Talk: Apparel industry's carbon footprint

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the apparel industry has a huge carbon footprint and environmental impact. What are manufacturers doing to combat this problem? -- B.W. It is true that…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Getting the Right Seniors in the Room

The title above has become something of a mantra for us at NFESH in recent months because we realize how essential accomplishing that is– if this nation is serious about significantly reducing, and u…
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Earth Talk: Suitable biodegradable materials

Dear EarthTalk: What are suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane? Is pineapple or peanut suitable? -- Y.H.Y   Biodegradable plastic is defined …
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Connecticut Food Bank News: Help Hungry Neighbors

Sometimes, life takes an unexpected turn, leaving you without the security you thought you'd always have. That's what happened to Lisa, who shops at a Connecticut Food Bank member food pantry. Diffic…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Somebody's Grandmother Is Hungry

Here at NFESH it is not unusual to answer the phone and find a reporter with questions about our senior hunger research on the other end of the line. Typically, those callers cover news beats focused…
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Earth Talk: The danger of hydrophobic chemicals in outdoor products

Dear EarthTalk: Just when I finally purged my kitchen of non-stick cookware due to the risks posed by Teflon, I now learn that my rain jacket and waterproof boots are also putting my health at risk f…
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Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. In a world of modern technology, lithium-i…
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Earth Talk: Toxic BPA in cans and storage containers

Dear EarthTalk: Why on earth would cans and other food storage containers contain toxic BPA that can make us sick? Is there any way to avoid it?  M.B. If you like the occasiona…
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Connecticut Food Bank News - Record-Breaking Temperatures and Nothing to Eat

Heat or Eat? You Can Make a DifferenceOne of the most distressing choices our struggling neighbors must make is whether they buy food or pay for their utilities.This winter, our community has faced r…
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Connecticut Food Bank - Thank you: Here's to the New Year

All of us at the Connecticut Food Bank want you to know how much we appreciate your support and partnership. We are so grateful to be part of this community of caring people like you who come togethe…
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Rooftops Newsletter: The Truth That Lies Beneath The Surface

Our last blog post entitled "In the Numbers" took a hard look at demographics and speculated about how the aging of the Millennials and Gen Xers might impact senior hunger rates in the future. To…
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Earth Talk: Eco-Friendly Mattresses

Dear EarthTalk: I'm in the market for a new mattress after two decades on "old faithful" and I figure it's a good time to go green. What are the options out there these days for eco-friendly …
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Connecticut Food Bank - Community Conversations: Breaking the Cycle of Hunger

Hunger in Connecticut; the numbers are surprising and the need is growing. More than 400,000 Connecticut residents struggle with hunger. More than 120,000 Connecticut residents are identified by the …
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Rooftops Newsletter: Everyone Has To Eat

There is little to dispute that statement. Food, as we all know, is critical to maintaining life and health. Everyone does have to eat, but not everyone has to, or even wants to, eat the same things.…
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Connecticut Food Bank: A New Collaboration To Fight Hunger

For decades, two food banks and a host of human services providers, interest groups and community food programs have worked to meet the needs of our struggling neighbors. Now we are joining forces to…
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