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Getting the Homeless Employed

Getting the Homeless Employed By: Lethan Hampton We’ve all been in a rough spot during our schooling where we’ve had trouble raising our grade in a class. At that point in time, the one thing we neede...

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Food Security and Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically Modified Foods In North America, many of us have a wide range of food related choices. We are often influenced by television and other media to choose “healthy” options. But the truth is w...

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Food Security and Mental Health

Food Security and Mental Health By: Zahra Mardanyar What is Mental Health? Mental health is feelings of emotional, psychological, and social well-being (CDC, 2018). It is a crucial contributor to our ...

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Food Loss vs. Food Waste

Food Loss vs. Food Waste By: Zahra Mardanyar What is Food Loss vs. Food Waste? Food Loss is the discarding of edible foods at the production, processing, and distribution. (FoodPrint, 2021). Alternati...

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Lending and Mortgage Discrimination

Lending and Mortgage Discrimination By: Zahra Mardanyar What is lending and mortgage discrimination? Lending discrimination is the practice of judging an individual’s loan application on factors such ...

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Preventive Health Screenings

The Need for Preventive Health Screenings By: Lethan Hampton According to the United States Census Bureau, as of 2019, about 10%of the United States population do not have health insurance. The majori...

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Housing Discrimination in Canada

Housing Discrimination in Canada By: Zahra Mardanyar Housing discrimination often “consists of any behavior, practice, or policy in the public or private sectors that directly, indirectly, or systemat...

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The Effects of Food Security on Mental Health

The Effects of Food Security on Mental Health By: Zahra Mardanyar Mental health is feelings of emotional, psychological, and social well-being (CDC, 2018). It is a crucial contributor to our ability t...

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Period Poverty & Homelessness

Period Poverty & Homelessness By: Zoe Solomon At any given moment, about 1.8 billion women are of reproductive age. That means that at any given moment, 1.8 billion women could, in theory, be on their...

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Canadian Food Price Inflation and the Pandemic

Food Price Inflation and the Pandemic By: Zahra Mardanyar What is food insecurity, and why does it matter? Food security is defined as a state in which "all people, at all times, have physical & econo...

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Community Gardens

The Importance of Community Gardens By: Lethan Hampton It's no secret that healthy eating can be expensive. Furthermore, having access to fresh fruit and vegetables is not a privilege everyone can hav...

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Informal Settlements and Slums

Informal Settlements and Slums By: Zoé Solomon Today, 1 in 7 people live in a slum, and about 1 in every 4 people will live in a slum by 2030. While three-quarters of slum-dwellers live in Asia and Af...

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Impact of Covid-19 on Food Security

Impact of Covid-19 on Food Security By: Lethan Hampton Since the significant outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in March of 2020, millions of people have faced food insecurity worldwide. To prevent the spread of ...

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Soup Kitchen + Food Pantries

Soup Kitchens A soup kitchen is a center where the hungry and less fortunate can come to eat free meals. They are usually located in lower-income neighborhoods and staffed with volunteers. Food option...

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Homeless Feeding Bans in Houston

Homeless Feeding Bans in Houston By: Lethan Hampton As your parent or guardian comes to a red light, you observe a person laying on the hard concrete with torn clothing and nothing to eat. We have all...

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Gentrification

Gentrification By: Jaden Petrus Have you ever noticed how much of the cost of living in heavily populated areas is significantly higher than in places with a lower population? Have you observed the sp...

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