'My 600-lb Life' shows obesity, poverty, lack of education, socio-economic links - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

Obesity is a vicious cycle. Research shows obesity is linked to another vicious cycle: poverty, reported NZ Stuff from a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) report Feb. 24. TLC's "My 600-lb Life" explores how morbidly obese people got so fat. My 600-lb Life illustrates in dramatic living color how poverty and obesity cause and affect each other.'My 600-lb Life' shows obesity, poverty, lack of education, socio-economic links - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

 

Detroit urban garden cited for blight amid Duggan and Pulte blight tousle - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

 Detroit is known for rampant urban blight. Businessman Bill Pulte accused Mayor Mike Duggan of edging him out of Detroit cleanup efforts, reported WXYZ Feb. 24. As Duggan and Pulte tousle over who gets to de-blight Detroit, farmer Kate Devlin's urban garden was cited for blight. Devlin converted a city lot, formerly used for illegal dumping, into a garden. The City of Detroit fined Devlin $1,000 saying garden compost was illegal dumping.Detroit urban garden cited for blight amid Duggan and Pulte blight tousle - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

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