Changing the price of certain foods could save thousands of lives each year

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Altering the price of seven particular foods could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year in the United States, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts University. The study, published in BMC Medicine, incorporated a comparative risk assessment model to determine the public health impact of price subsidies on healthy foods and increased taxes on unhealthy foods. Research demonstrated that a 10% price alteration to the highlighted foods, which include fruits, vegetables, nuts, red… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Egyptians discover three 1,000-year-old sunken ships full of treasure

On Tuesday, Egyptian officials revealed that archaeologists had located three sunken ships off the country’s northern coast in Alexandria’s Abu Qir Bay. The wrecks, determined to be of Roman origin, were discovered filled with ancient artifacts dating back at least 1000 years. Included in the bounty excavated were gold coins issued during the reign of Rome’s first emperor, Augustus, also known as Augustus Caesar Octavian (Julius Caesar was his great-uncle), as well as pottery, and a “royal head… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building