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11/21/13 by Rebecca Rider

GMOs and You

Nearly 125 people learned about the relationship between illness and genetically modified organisms – GMOs – November 19 at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. The Center partnered with Bread Riot to host a screening of the documentary “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives” followed by a panel discussion. Bread Riot offered a food tasting from local farms before the film.

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11/21/13 by Rebecca Rider

Business Leaders Learn about Sustainability at Catawba's Center for the Environment

Nearly 70 business leaders came to the Catawba College campus November 14 for the first “Business Lunch and Learn.” Held at the Center for the Environment facility, the luncheon featured a panel discussion on sustainable business strategies which local leaders could implement.

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11/13/13 by Rebecca Rider

Unraveling the Science behind the Climate Change Debate

Dr. Francis Koster unraveled the science behind the current climate change debate November 12 at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.

Koster, author of Discovering the New America: Where Local Communities are Solving National Problems, began his presentation by putting the climate change debate into historical context. The controversy it has given birth to is difficult to understand without first looking at how society has dealt with similar paradigm shifts in the past. Koster explained that many new scientific theories, like the discovery that the earth revolves around the sun or the research which showed that germs cause disease, shared similar struggles.

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10/29/13 by Rebecca Rider

Dr. Magryta: Diet and Environment Impact Microflora in Gut

Dr. Christopher Magryta explored the effects of diet and the environment on microflora in the gut October 24 at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. He told the group that it could have a drastic impact on health.

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10/04/13 by Rebecca Rider

What’s at Stake with the Farm Bill?

Farmers, visitors from the LandTrust for Central North Carolina and members of the community gathered Thursday evening to hear about “The Farm Bill, Healthy Food and the Environment: What's at Stake?”

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09/22/13 by Rebecca Rider

What's wrong with the American diet?

“The American diet trades convenience for chronic illness.”

Those are the words of Dr. Chris Nagy, chief medical officer and director of Your Personal Wellness Center. He spoke to an audience of about 175 people Thursday evening at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. Nagy's presentation was entitled, “The Standard American Diet: History, Health, and Disease.”

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09/01/13 by Halley Brantley

Q&A with Chris Nagy

Dr. Chris Nagy, founder and director of Your Personal Wellness Center in Salisbury, will speak September 19 at 6:30 p.m. on “The Standard American Diet: History, Health and Disease” at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. He talked recently with Juanita Teschner, the Center’s director of communications, about some of the things he will cover in his upcoming presentation.  His talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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08/06/13 by Juanita Teschner

Summer Interns Help Center, Gain Experience

Five interns worked on everything from the Campaign for Clean Air to the National Environmental Summit at the Center for the Environment this summer.

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07/21/13 by Rebecca Rider

Students Reflect on 2013 National Environmental Summit at Catawba College

As Catawba College’s third annual National Environmental Summit closed July 13, participants reflected on what they had learned and how they can use it to bring positive change to their hometowns.

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07/11/13 by Juanita Teschner

High School Students Arrive for Third Annual National Environmental Summit at Catawba College

High school students from as far away as California and Florida arrived at the Catawba College campus Tuesday to learn how they can use their talents to create positive change in the world.

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