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If Sitting Is The New Smoking, Should Employers Be Held Liable?

Doctors have warned us for years about the health risks associated with sitting too much. Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time to a number of health issues, including increased high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat and cholesterol. They also warn that prolonged sitting increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and cancer. What does this mean for organizations whose employees end up sitting for at least eight hours a day? Should they be held liable for harms caused to employees in sedentary workplaces?

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  • UConnect will train members of the Drexel community to act as navigators, helping local residents get connected with a range of services and opportunities. Drexel’s New UConnect Initiative Connects West Philadelphia Residents with Essential Social Services
    December 21, 2015

    A new initiative from Drexel University’s Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and the College of Arts and Sciences will address this issue through a service called UConnect, which will train members of the Drexel community to act as navigators, helping local residents get connected with a range of services and opportunities.

  • prefrontal cortex Drexel’s Brain Imaging Technology Offers New Approach For Studying Parkinsonian Syndromes
    December 17, 2015

    Using a portable device developed at Drexel University, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have identified differences in brain activation patterns associated with postural stability in people with Parkinsonian syndromes and healthy adults. 
  • Using man-made and natural systems of containment such as birdcages and beehives, Krimes plays with shifting sightlines to create disorienting experiences that reference authoritarian institutions. Philadelphia Artist Jesse Krimes’ First Solo Exhibition of New Work Since Returning from Prison on Display at Drexel
    December 16, 2015

    Best known for creating a 39-panel mural out of bed sheets while serving a six-year prison sentence, Philadelphia-based artist Jesse Krimes will open Deus ex Machina, an exhibition of new work at Drexel University on Jan. 12. The exhibition will be on display through March 13 at Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
  • ultraviolet light A Molecular Light Switch?...Just Add Water
    December 16, 2015

    A bit of stray moisture during an experiment tipped off scientists about the strange behavior of a complex oxide material they were studying—shedding light on its potential for improving chemical sensors, computing and information storage. In the presence of a water molecule on its surface, the layered material emits ultraviolet light from its interior. A team of researchers from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California at Berkeley, and Temple University recently published its discovery that it is possible to control UV light production via a chemical reaction that functions like flipping a light switch.
  • The LSST in its facility building with the night sky. Courtesy of the LSST Corporation. A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Drexel Professor to Use New Telescope to Map Beyond Milky Way
    December 15, 2015

    Due to his past involvement with another survey of the night sky, Drexel’s Gordon Richards will take a look out of our galaxy with the help of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which is capable of mapping the entire night sky every three days.
  • Aerial view of 30th Street District Amtrak, Drexel and Partners Host Open House on 30th Street Station District Plan
    December 10, 2015

    Amtrak, Drexel and their partners in the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan will host an open house next week to provide an update on the project and solicit community input. The event is an opportunity for interested parties to review refined ideas, interact with the project team, ask questions and contribute to the process.

  • Michelin logo Four Drexel Teams Receive Awards in Michelin Connected Mobility Challenge
    December 10, 2015

    Drexel University and Michelin North America have announced the winner of the Connected Mobility Challenge, a six-week competition to identify innovative solutions with the potential to impact people and their mobility and change the transportation industry.  

  • Tetris on Cira Centre Philadelphia Students to Design Skyscraper-Size Video Games
    December 9, 2015

    Starting this winter, more than 100 middle-school students from Philadelphia schools and community groups will try their hand at being video game designers, with an opportunity to play their games on one of the biggest screens imaginable: a 29-story building covered with LEDs. Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio is working with young game designers-in-the-making to come up with new games for Brandywine Realty Trust’s Cira Centre office building, an edifice that has twice played host to the largest architectural video game display in the world.

  • Dental office Dental Clinic Expansion at Drexel’s Sheller 11th Street Health Center Fills Gap in Oral Health Services
    December 8, 2015

    More than 45 percent of adults have not had a dental visit in the past year, and 27 percent of children have received no preventative dental care in the North Philadelphia neighborhood where the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center operates. A new expansion to the health center’s dental clinic will address this gap and provide the community with much-needed access to oral health services.

  • Holiday nightmares The Nightmares Before Christmas – And How to Avoid Them
    December 7, 2015

    It’s that time of year again! The time when your stress levels go through the roof as you shop, cook, wrap, decorate, travel and party-plan yourself into a tizzy while trying to create the perfect holiday season. Drexel experts have identified some of the top stress-inducing holiday nightmares and offer some helpful tips for avoiding them this year.

  • office Do You Think Before You Breathe? Drexel Survey Finds Broad Misperceptions About Impact of Cleaner Indoor Air
    December 7, 2015

    Do you know how easy it is to improve the quality of the air you breathe every day?  Or how much indoor air quality affects your health and productivity?  If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey by a group of Drexel University environmental and architectural engineering researchers, there is quite a bit of confusion about the costs and benefits of indoor air quality improvement—even among building owners, designers, managers and tenants.

  • One Drexel Plaza Looking East: Drexel Welcomes First Tenants to New Space on 30th-Street Side of Innovation Neighborhood
    December 2, 2015

    The Innovation Neighborhood, a real estate corridor stretching west from 30th Street Station, between Market Street and JFK Boulevard, envisioned in Drexel University’s master plan as an area that will be transformed into a sector for burgeoning science, technology and biomedical companies, is welcoming its first tenant at One Drexel Plaza — a new space at the Neighborhood’s eastern entrance. A local real estate development company, called PHL Next Stage Med, is setting up shop in a newly renovated, 20,800-square-foot space owned by the University at 3001 Market St.  
  • A drawn hand picking fruit. A Change of Stomach: The Feasibility of Healthy Eating Campaigns in Rural Areas
    December 1, 2015

    With most studies focusing on urban areas, one Drexel professor’s research found that healthy eating interventions in rural restaurants and supermarkets can be both feasible and effective at improving healthy eating options.
  • Boron nitride aerogel Drexel Materials Scientists Aid Australian Institution in Developing Super-Absorbent Material That Can Soak Up Oil Spills
    November 30, 2015

    In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, Materials scientists from Drexel University and Deakin University, in Australia, have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents—a trait that could make it an important technology for quickly mitigating these costly accidents. 
  • The Dornsife Center hosts free monthly dinners for the comminity. Photo credit Brian Michael Kinney. Drexel Culinary Students Team Up with the Curtis Institute of Music to Offer International Evening of Music and Food
    November 30, 2015

    Two of the most anticipated heralds of the holiday season – music and food – will come together at a special community dinner at the Drexel University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships (35th and Spring Garden Streets) on Tuesday, Dec.1 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The internationally-themed dinner will include food stations featuring Chinese, Russian and Spanish cuisine prepared by culinary students from Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, complemented by music from those regions performed by students from the Curtis Institute of Music. One of the Dornsife Center’s monthly community dinners, this event will be free and open to residents of Mantua and Powelton and members of the Drexel community.

  • A depiction of Dimetrodon with the section of jaw that is now fossilized and a part of the Academy’s collection highlighted. Drawing by Danielle Dufault of the Royal Ontario Museum. A Dimetrodon By Any Other Name
    November 23, 2015

    A unique fossil in the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University’s collection continues to fuel important paleontological discoveries more than a century after it came into to the museum.
  • Drexel's Jordan McClain interviewed legendary "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross. Turning the Tables on Terry Gross
    November 23, 2015

    Terry Gross is currently celebrating 40 years as the award-winning host of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air,” which boasts nearly 5 million listeners each week across more than 450 NPR stations. The show also has a massively popular podcast. Gross is widely considered one of the country’s leading and most important interviewers, but earlier this month, the legendary interviewer became the interviewee.

  • Chestnut Square Drexel and American Campus Communities Partnership Yields Numerous Honors for Chestnut Square
    November 20, 2015

    American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC), the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing properties in the U.S., was recently presented with two awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for Chestnut Square, its mixed-use student housing development located on Drexel’s campus. 

  • innovation center Ben Franklin Technology Partners Joins ic@3401 and Drexel to Boost Startup Resources in University City
    November 19, 2015

    A number of developments in University City’s startup ecosystem are aligning—all to the benefit of Philadelphia’s burgeoning community of entrepreneurs. Drexel University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania are teaming up to create a $10 million early stage seed fund that will support spin-off companies from the University. Concurrent with the launch of the new fund, Ben Franklin will join Drexel and University City Science Center’s efforts to strengthen the offerings for members at the Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401). And the technology and healthcare growth capital provider, Safeguard Scientifics, is also joining ic@3401 in a high-level capacity.

  • stem cells Bioprinting Stem Cell 'Building Blocks'
    November 19, 2015

    Using a special designed extrusion printer he created to squeeze out a mixture of hydrogel and stem cells, Wei Sun, PhD, Albert Soffa chair professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, is making strides toward rapid prototyping the building blocks of life. His process, which was recently published in Biofabrication gives scientists a head start at growing living three-dimensional tissues and could one day be used to create micro-organs for research purposes.

  • Donna DeCarolis Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs Honors Drexel’s Donna De Carolis with Iris Newman Award
    November 16, 2015

    The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs honored Donna De Carolis, dean of Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, with its Iris Newman Award. De Carolis received the award at AWE’s annual gala on Nov. 16 at the World Café Live. The Iris Newman award is presented annually to a woman who exhibits a trailblazing spirit, inspiring leadership and stalwart support for women in the entrepreneurial community.

  • Have an Apple-Shaped Body? You May Be More Susceptible to Binge Eating
    November 12, 2015

    Women with apple-shaped bodies – those who store more of their fat in their trunk and abdominal regions – may be at particular risk for the development of eating episodes during which they experience a sense of “loss of control,” according to a new study from Drexel University. The study also found that women with greater fat stores in their midsections reported being less satisfied with their bodies, which may contribute to loss-of-control eating.

  • Tavon Allen Rachel Pearson Back on the Court: Drexel Basketball Opens 2015-16 Season
    November 11, 2015

    Drexel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams open competition this Friday. Both squads are laden with veteran talent and will have their sights set on making strong performances in the Colonial Athletic Associations.

  • Go Behind the Scenes of “The Daily Show” with Executive Producer and Comedian Adam Lowitt at Drexel
    November 9, 2015

    Go behind the scenes of the iconic Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning satirical news program “The Daily Show” at Drexel University with a visit from writer and co-executive producer Adam Lowitt on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Lowitt, himself a standup comic, will start out the evening with a standup routine and then sit down with Karen Curry, director of Drexel’s Rudman Institute, to talk about how he went from being an intern 13 years ago to one of Jon Stewart’s senior writers and then executive producer.

  • Photo by Michael J. Shepherd. One Month Left to See Immortal Beauty Exhibition of Rare Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History
    November 5, 2015

    Only one month remains to see Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

  • (L-R) Drexel students Jacob Meriner and Sophie Hirsch. Photo by Kate Raines. Drexel and Simpatico Theatre Project Team Up to Present Family-Friendly Cult Classic “Watership Down”
    November 5, 2015

    Co-produced by the Simpatico Theater Project and Drexel University’s Co-Op Theatre Company in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design as part of Drexel’s Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP), "Watership Down" will feature a cast and crew comprised of students and professionals, set against the work of top-notch designers from around the region. The show will run from Nov. 4 – 22 in Drexel’s Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Streets).

  • The new wing of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center. Photo credit: Halkin/Mason Photography. Drexel’s 11th Street Health Center Doubles in Size with Sheller Gift to Improve and Expand Community Services
    November 5, 2015

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 11 will celebrate the new, fully equipped facilities thanks to a major expansion of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, a community-based, nurse-managed health center in North Philadelphia, which provides a holistic approach to health care.
  • Philadelphia power plant A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment Plots a Course for Philadelphia to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    November 4, 2015

    Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment issued a 97-page report to the City of Philadelphia that plots a detailed course for how the city can reduce its emission of greenhouse gasses—with the goal of an 80 percent reduction by the year 2050. Among its suggestions are retrofitting hospitals, grocery stores, schools and retail stores with better windows and insulation; drawing electricity from low-carbon sources like nuclear, wind and solar power; and encouraging the use of electric vehicles, public transportation, walking and cycling.
  • A presenter at the 2015 American Public Health Association's 143rd annual meeting and expo. Photo by Michael Late, courtesy of APHA.) Health in the City: Dornsife School of Public Health Research at APHA Annual Meeting
    November 3, 2015

    At the 143rd annual American Public Health Association meeting and expo, faculty from the Dornsife School of Public Health presented research on the health effects of everything from air pollution to your home address.
  • Cuba Drexel Formalizes Partnership With Renowned Cuban Film Institution
    November 3, 2015

    In December a small class of film students from Drexel University will get a chance to view Cuba through a lens. And in an opportunity that would have been impossible just a few decades ago, and a rarity even in recent years, they will be the ones directing its gaze. The Escuela International de Cine y Television, Cuba’s iconic film school, that counts Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez among its noted founders, recently formalized a relationship with Drexel to offer a two-week documentary filmmaking course in Havana this winter.
  • Cicely Peterson-Magnum Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships Appoints First Executive Director
    October 28, 2015

    Drexel University has appointed Cicely Peterson-Mangum, a long-time community development leader, as the executive director for its Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

  • Deputy Police Commissioner Awarded Stoneleigh Fellowship, Coming to Drexel to Expand School-to-Prison Pipeline Diversion Program
    October 28, 2015

    Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel will spend the next three years expanding the successful pre-arrest diversion program in the School District of Philadelphia for students with no histories of juvenile justice involvement. He will continue his work on the program as the first Diana A. Millner Youth Justice Fellow at the Stoneleigh Foundation.
  • Drexel student works on PMN app Philadelphia Media Network and Drexel University Team Up on News App
    October 23, 2015

    Research suggests that the vast majority of young adults are interested in news, but most news apps and websites fail to meet their expectations. In a ground-breaking partnership between Drexel University and Philadelphia Media Network LLC, a cutting- edge social news app is being created by young adults with a primary goal of serving millennial audiences but with the needs of a wider array of users on mobile devices in mind. The partnership will lay the foundation for further external collaboration on research and development of PMN’s news products.

  • Olympic Games NBC’s Olympic Coverage Chief Jim Bell to Speak at Drexel
    October 14, 2015

    The Olympic Games are some of the most-watched TV events in history, with millions of viewers tuning in from around the world. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Jim Bell, executive producer of the Olympic Games for NBC Sports, will visit Drexel University to give a behind-the-scenes look at how that coverage comes together.ell’s talk, which is co-hosted by the Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, is free and open to the public and will take place at 6:30pm in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert St).

  • The kiosks will be used to screen for issues including bipolar disorder, post-traumatic disorder and depression. Drexel Offers Free Mental Health Screenings and Demonstrations for National Depression Screening Day
    October 7, 2015

    This Thursday, Oct. 8 marks the 25th Annual National Depression Screening Day, held during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October. The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services (850 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia) of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions will host a special, all-day event dedicated to raising awareness and screening people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Renee Amoore Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel Names Renee Amoore 2016 Recipient of Woman One Award
    October 6, 2015

    The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine will present the 2016 Woman One Award to entrepreneur and healthcare advocate Renee Amoore.

  • music technology Drexel to Host Startup Academy for Musical Entrepreneurs
    October 5, 2015

    Before companies like Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube became household names, they were startup businesses that had to figure out their businesses in the complex worlds of music and technology. Of course, many ideas like this don’t get off the ground—and it’s not because they aren’t good ones. Drexel University and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) are trying to give these inklings of enterprising musical minds a fighting chance at getting noticed by training them in the ways of entrepreneurs at Philadelphia’s first Music Startup Academy.

  • Layered lava flows of the Deccan Traps east of Mumbai, India. Photo by Mark Richards. Did Asteroid Impact or Volcanic Eruption Kill the Dinosaurs? Probably Both, Says New Study
    October 1, 2015

    Was it an asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs? Or the eruption of volcanoes in India for hundreds of thousands of years? For decades, paleontologists and geologists have debated the role these two global events played in the last mass extinction. But compelling new evidence supports the hypothesis of a group of geoscientists: that the asteroid’s impact ignited volcanoes around the globe, most catastrophically in India, and that, together, these planet-wide catastrophes caused the extinction of many land and marine animals, including the dinosaurs.

  • Dana and David Dornsife Drexel’s School of Public Health Receives Transformative $45 Million Gift from Dana and David Dornsife
    September 30, 2015

    Drexel University’s School of Public Health has been named the Dana and David Dornsife School of Public Health in honor of a transformative $45 million gift from longtime philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife widely known for their humanitarian efforts. The couple has donated a total of $58 million to the University.

  • Drexel Board of Trustees Appoints New Members
    September 29, 2015

    Drexel University has appointed five new members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees are Jeffrey A. Beachell, senior partner of Veritable, LP, Jim Bean, vice president of Retail at Apple Inc., Tom Caramanico, president of McCormick Taylor, Inc., Anthony M. Noce, president of AMN Development, LLC, and Joseph Ujobai, executive vice president of SEI Investments Company and managing director of SEI Investments (Europe) Limited.
  • Nearly 43,000 young people in Philadelphia are disconnected or disengaged from the work force. One in Four Young Adults in Philadelphia Are “Disconnected” from the Job Market
    September 29, 2015

    One in four people in Philadelphia between the ages of 18 and 24 are “disconnected” from the labor market – out of school and out of work – according to a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy. Nationally, only 17.7 percent of the age group were disconnected. The report, released this month, was conducted by Paul Harrington, PhD, director of Drexel’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy, and Neeta Fogg, PhD, a labor economist in the Center

  • Pope Francis made an evocative call to address the dual problems of environmental degradation and human exploitation. Photo credit: Alfredo Borba. Debating the Pope: Social Scientists Engage Pope’s Call for Climate Change Dialogue in Top Journal
    September 24, 2015

    In Pope Francis’ nearly 200-page climate change encyclical, Laudato SI, published earlier this year, he explicitly calls for a “dialogue with all people about our common home.” A group of leading social scientists provide a scholarly foundation for that dialogue in a special series of commentaries published online this week in Nature Climate Change.

  • KAIST Drexel Establishes Co-op Research Center With Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    September 16, 2015

    Quality materials, reliable tools and talented artisan are the key ingredients of any successful workshop. When it comes to making electronics components and energy storage devices, discoveries emerge when new materials are used in advanced fabrication techniques. Students from Drexel University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology will soon be in the presence of both. A co-op partnership with Korea’s National Research Foundation will give the students a chance to apply their talents in the nanofabrication center frequented by companies like Samsung and Hyundai, using the latest nanomaterials developed by Drexel’s materials scientists.

  • Philadelphia Drexel and Penn Join White House Smart Cities Initiative
    September 15, 2015

    Experts from Drexel University and The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research will join others from cities around the country as participants in a White House initiative to make universities and their host municipalities partners in using technology to solve the challenges that face our nation’s growing urban areas.

  • rooftop HVAC Diagnosing 'Sick' Buildings to Save Energy
    September 9, 2015

    Are you feeling too cold right now? Too warm? Is your office's air a little stale today? On average, Americans spend 90 percent of the day indoors, in a controlled environment. Controlling that environment, at least in the workplace, is the Sisyphean labor of building operators. “Operating” a building requires not only striking the perfect balance between heating, cooling and ventilation, but also repairing and maintaining all of the equipment and systems that allow this magical equilibrium to exist. Endlessly pushing a boulder up a hill might actually be less work. As part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, researchers from Drexel University are working on a cloud-based data analysis tool that could help consolidate these labors while also spotting undetected problems that lead to wasted energy and poor indoor environmental quality.
  • Legal and illegal logging increased more than 600 percent in Ghana during a 15-year period. Photo credit: Nicole Arcilla. As Demand for African Timber Soars, Birds Pay the Ultimate Price
    September 8, 2015

    A new study co-authored by scientists at Drexel University, published in the most recent issue of Biological Conservation, reveals the devastating impact of illegal logging on bird communities in the understory layer of Ghana’s Upper Guinea rain forests, one of the world's 25 “biodiversity hotspots” where the most biologically rich ecosystems are most threatened.

  • CloneView Drexel's Image-Tracking Technology Allows Scientists to Observe Nature vs. Nurture in Neural Stem Cells
    September 3, 2015

    One of the longstanding debates in science, that has, perhaps unsurprisingly, permeated into the field of stem cell research, is the question of nature versus nurture influencing development. Science on stem cells thus far, has suggested that, as one side of the existential debate holds: their fate is not predestined. But new research from the Neural Stem Cell Institute and Drexel University's College of Engineering suggests that the cells’ tabula might not be as rasa as we have been led to believe.
  • Researchers from Drexel University studied the relationship between disordered eating and sexuality among adolescents and young adults. Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders Than Straight and Lesbian Peers
    September 1, 2015

    Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new study from Drexel University.
  • Photo of high school students at Mini-Med Discovery Days Rudman Foundation Grant Helps Prepare Top Masterman and Central High School Students for Medical Careers
    August 26, 2015

    Five students from Julia R. Masterman High School and Central High are receiving a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience, and summer education, through Drexel University’s “Mini-Med Discovery Days” program, offered through a grant from the Kal & Lucille Rudman Foundation.

  • Students transform bruised and misshapen fruits and vegetables into cobblers, shakes and other products in the Drexel Food Lab. Trash or Treasure? How to Repurpose Would-Be Wasted Food to Feed the Hungry and Create Jobs
    August 26, 2015

    A new model for recovering would-be wasted – or surplus – food and repurposing it to feed hungry people, generate revenue and even create jobs was recently piloted in West Philadelphia, home to a large population of low-income and food insecure individuals. Compiled by researchers from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, Cabrini College and the Environmental Protection Agency, the results were published in Food and Nutrition Sciences, a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the latest advancements in food and nutrition sciences. The report also projects the amount of food that could be saved if the program was replicated nationally.