8/30/13 6:01 AM
I wrote, "133/365 Change for Good (that made me feel good)" #edchat #goodwp.me/p2Lj7H-D9
imagine if we didn't have to say things like..
|Gandhi Institute (@GandhiWorldwide)|
8/30/13 6:02 AM
‘Seeds of change’ in the struggle against global hunger -ow.ly/onq9P
Seeds lie at the heart of the complex system of food production and global hunger. Here is the problem in a nutshell: currently the world produces more than enough food for everyone in the planet. Yet, according to the World Food Programme, close to one billion people will go hungry to bed tonight and 2.6 million children under the age of five will die this year of malnutrition. At the same time, 50 per cent of the food produced in the world does not make it to a plate. In Britain we waste one third of all the food we buy, a pattern replicated in most wealthy countries.
They are linked by a shared belief in the importance of working with nature to create localized food systems that empower small-scale producers
example of seeds. Big corporations like Monsanto develop and patent hybrid and seeds that, they claim, improve yields by producing drought and pest-resistant plants. According to their own website, ‘Monsanto patents many of the seed varieties we develop. Patents are necessary to ensure that we are paid for our products and for all the investments we put into developing these products.’ Furthermore, ‘the vast majority of farmers understand and appreciate our research and are willing to pay for our inventions and the value they provide
It seems then, that part of the answer to the future challenges we face as a species might lie in looking back to our ancestral knowledge. Meanwhile, back in Bolivia, an article in’s newsletter explains in the clearest possible terms the contradiction between growing food for profit or for eating. ‘They tell us that if we use seeds, we can grow soya for export and make a lot of money. When will they understand that you cannot eat money?’
8/30/13 5:59 AM
Have we forgotten Judith Miller already? Or Colin Powell at the U.N.? Before attacking Syria, let's know the truthslnm.us/U1Q200r
apart from this, the similarities among these three instances of Washington’s wanton hostility toward uncompliant regimes are astonishingly similar.
And so the U.S. stalks into another war in the Middle East. Unlike the Iraq and Afghanistan wars—American works of art, both—the conflict in Syria is somebody else’s canvas. But apart from this, the similarities among these three instances of Washington’s wanton hostility toward uncompliant regimes are astonishingly similar.