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View it now - "Why we can't stop eating"

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for frontiers_wordmark.jpg"There's been a dramatic shift in the number of people who are obese since 1985."
- Allen Levine, Frontiers Spring 2010
Obesity in America is a growing area of concern, and Allen Levine, dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences came to Frontiers in the Environment today to share with us his research and data on "Why we can't stop eating."  The full room of over 80 people plus the online audience presence made it clear that this really is an issue that people are concerned about, and Levine was able to present it in a clear - and entertaining - manner.

Watch "Why We Can't Stop Eating" now

Join us next week as Sarah Hobbie of the department of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior and Kristen Nelson of the department of Forest Resources tell us about "The Role of Urban Households in Pollution."

April 14 at noon
"The Role of Urban Households in Pollution"
The flow of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus through urban households contributes significantly to the overall biogeochemical cycles of American cities. However, little is known about how cycles that contribute to environmental pollution vary among households, or how socioeconomic factors contribute to that variation. In the Twin Cities Household Ecosystem Project, University of Minnesota researchers are quantifying these cycles in households along an urban to exurban gradient in the Saint Paul-Minneapolis metro area. The goal is to determine how demographic and behavioral control factors contribute to household-to-household variation in biogeochemical fluxes. Ultimately, this project will inform policies intended to mitigate local and global pollution arising from human activities in cities.

Tuesday, April 27
Water for Mulobere film premiere
Coffman Memorial Theater, 7pm

View the trailer here

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