Nearly half of globally produced fruits and vegetables are wasted. By Julie Peller Ph.D.

These past months, there have been many heartbreaking aspects of the viral pandemic. An unfortunate part of the pandemic has been the extensive loss of jobs, which has led to food insecurity for many people. Food pantries have been stretched beyond their normal capacity to assist people in need.  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s tracking […]

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The next few Green Junction columns will focus on plastic pollution by Julie Peller Ph.D

Green Junction The next few Green Junction columns will focus on plastic pollution, which is an extensive, global environmental and public health problem.  Each will also offer a college student’s view through poetry, as we need to understand the concerns of the younger generation.  My colleagues and I have written and instituted a lab experiment […]

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“The way we treat the environment signifies our will to please God”. by Julie Peller Ph.D.

In Psalm 40, the prayer is “Here I am, Oh God, I come to do your will.”  When we look around and see garbage in every parking lot, farm field and roadside, are we doing the will of the Creator?  When we purchase lots of unnecessary stuff, disposable and highly packaged goods, all which require […]

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