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Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Program will involve large consortium of wildlife and human disease experts and networks from around the world
2020 Jean Mayer Prize Awarded for Tackling COVID-19 Food Crisis

2020 Jean Mayer Prize Awarded for Tackling COVID-19 Food Crisis

Recipients honored for response and commitment to COVID-19 crisis to improving food access, nutrition, communities and culture
Teaching Toward Equity: A Time to Rethink

Teaching Toward Equity: A Time to Rethink

Faculty seek ways to make social justice an integral part of every course  
Some but not all U.S. metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study

Some but not all U.S. metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study

Researchers estimate potential for locally sourced food based on land needs for different diets
The Quest for Justice: Revitalizing Cities

The Quest for Justice: Revitalizing Cities

To boost equity, we must rethink the police, invest in sustainable cities, and ensure that people of color are at the table, argue Tufts experts
Alumna Receives Julia Child Award

Alumna Receives Julia Child Award

A grant from the TV chef’s foundation is helping Danielle Nierenberg, N01, start the conversations to transform the food system
Mediterranean Diet and Epigenetic Changes

Mediterranean Diet and Epigenetic Changes

In exciting new research from the Friedman School's Jiantao Ma and Alice H. Lichtenstein, diet quality may affect our health by changing DNA methylation levels. This hypothesis has been tested using animal models, but has not been well-studied in humans.
Equity Competency in Sustainable Food Systems Education

Equity Competency in Sustainable Food Systems Education

Addressing social inequities has been recognized as foundational to transforming food systems. Activists and scholars have critiqued food movements as lacking an orientation towards addressing issues of social justice. To address issues of inequity, sustainable food systems education (SFSE) programs will have to increase students’ equity-related capabilities. 
Study Illuminates Consumer Confusion About Whole Grain Labels

Study Illuminates Consumer Confusion About Whole Grain Labels

Researchers say results provide legal evidence for proposed changes in labeling regulations.