When Food Is Medicine

The first time I met Josiane at Kigali’s largest public hospital, she burst into tears. A young, skinny orphan with a heart complaint, she had been in and out of hospital for over four years. During that time, she had received no visitors. Looking at her thin frame, I asked if she had eaten that …

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Redstone: Food, Elixir Of Life

In hopes of gleaning some new or otherwise interesting facts about food and nutrition and expand the conversation beyond the Aspen-centric avocado toast and kale salad, I sat in on a session last week titled Food, Elixir of Life at Aspen Ideas: Health. Dan Glickman, whose many roles include working as the U.S. Secretary of …

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Harnessing the Momentum of #MeToo

For Naadiya Moosajee, white male privilege is the cause of #MeToo — but it may also be the solution. "When [men] start to open the doors," Naadiya says. "Things change… I'm now teaching white men how is it that they can use their white privilege to be able to start positive conversations and to be …

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What Should the New Water Ministry Do?

By 2020, 21 Indian cities are expected to reach groundwater levels of zero, which will affect water access for 100 million people. Nearly half of India is already under drought during the summertime, and the current water crisis in Chennai is the latest example of what could soon happen to the country. The new government …

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