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Sunday June 23rd 2024

‘Health’ Archives

Free Cooking Class with the Indigenous Food Lab

Free Cooking Class with the Indigenous Food Lab

By MICHELLE SHAW Vern Defoe and Riva Garcia will teach Minneapolis Edible Boulevards next cooking class August 12. Please join us August 12 for our next Minneapolis Edible Boulevards cooking class at the new Indigenous Food Lab Market, located just inside Midtown Global Market. We’re super excited to partner with North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems’ Culinary Program Manager Ismael Popoca Aguilar and his fabulous cooks, Riva Garcia and Vern Defoe. Riva and Vern will teach us how to make Wild Rice Salad with Beans, Roasted Pepita and Sumac. Registration can be found on our Facebook event, or reach out via email. If you can’t attend in person, we’d love to see you on Zoom.We typically hold classes in community gardens to highlight where neighbors can find fresh produce and a space to garden in their neighborhood. In August, we’re co-hosting with the new Indigenous Food Lab Market. They have incredible offerings at the food counter that are made from all [...]

Dr. Fardin Oliaei, ‘Whistle Blower’ Has Same Warning, 20 Years Later

By MAXIME GROEN, Women’s Environmental Institute With recent headlines that read “I was exposed to these chemicals and… I will die with this cancer,”, ”How can I avoid eating food with ‘forever chemicals?”, and “There must be something in the water,” there’s a warning, and they all have to do with something called PFAS.Over the past 20 years, PFAS is a term that has been increasingly discussed in corporate offices, the media, Congress, and even hospital rooms.What exactly are PFAS? Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS for short, are a class of chemical compounds that were created by humans in the 1940s. PFAS has been used in the manufacturing of cookware, cosmetics, carpeting, fast food wrappers, sunscreen, fire extinguishing foam, and many more everyday products. These chemicals do not break down over time and, instead, accumulate in peoples’ bodies and the environment, giving them the nickname “forever chemicals.” However, despite evidence [...]

Allina Health Opens New Midtown Bike Center; Anticipates More Changes For Community

Allina Health Opens New Midtown Bike Center; Anticipates More Changes For Community

By ADAM JUUL, Director, Allina Health Facilities Artists with City Mischief created the 245-foot-long mural outside the Midtown Bike Center along the Midtown Greenway. The mural celebrates sustainability, wellness, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Photo Credit: Bill Adams Photography Allina Health opened the new Midtown Bike Center along the Midtown Greenway bike path this spring and intentionally created an area to be used for retail space.“Abbott Northwestern Hospital is proud to call the Phillips neighborhood home for more than 140 years, and the bike center shows Allina Health’s commitment to investing in this community well into the future,” said Alison Pence, director, Allina Health Community Engagement, West Metro.The bike center aligns with Allina Health’s commitment to sustainability by offering a resource that allows employees to reduce their carbon footprint while also supporting employee wellbeing. Biking is good for cardiovascular health, [...]

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