Posts Categorized: Hunger

Flooding Pakistan

Crops have been hit hard, so international aid is needed desperately. People can give through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance https://www.presbyterianmission.org/give/DR000038/

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I am ashamed.

I have the privilege of asking myself “where does my food come from?” and “how was this food produced?” These two questions are becoming more popular, but there is a more urgent question for many people, and that is “do…

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hot enough to fry an egg

Despite the reference to eggs, this has nothing to do with food. No eggs, but yes, hot. Some fellow human beings have achieved and measured a quark-gluon plasma at 4-trillion degrees Celsius. In case you can’t fathom that, imagine 250,000 times hotter than the center of the sun. Protons and elections would simply melt. If that isn’t wild enough to fry your brain, what gets me is the speeds they get these gold nuclei circling around their handy Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider on Long Island. They collide these invisible-to-the-eye gold specks after accelerating their speed to 99.995 percent the speed of light. You can do the math, right. One lap of this underground track is 2.4 miles. The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second, I think. So in one second, this gold speck goes around that track 77,500 times. In ONE SECOND. If we can do stuff like that, we should be able to figure out how to end hunger. Do you think we can?

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The best F&F posts of 2009

Best of 2009, Farmers tell it like it is, World Food Day update: Monsanto monopoly, peasants fight back, Got food? Check for bees, Liquid Justice

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Maps galore

Food Stamp Usage Across the Country The number of food stamp recipients has climbed by about 10 million over the past two years, resulting in a program that now feeds 1 in 8 Americans and nearly 1 in 4 children. Slide your cursor over this interactive map to find food stamp information in your county. Hunger at Home in the U.S. How does hunger affect your community? Roll over a state to find out the state of childhood hunger, poverty and other facts.

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Green Revolution leads to famine?

Will the new Green Revolution be a blessing, or end in disaster for Africa? The Gates Foundation is the driving force behind AGRA – the Alliance for a Green Revolution for Africa – and the under-funded agricultural sector is Africa will get substantial new funds. But the dangers of pushing on Africa hybrid and genetically-modified seeds requiring irrigation and optimal conditions for high productivity may be a recipe for disaster. Dr. Johnson Nkuuye, with the UNDP and Millennium Development Goals and Village Program explains the danger of dependency on such modern farming technologies and on saviors from the outside.

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Our Own Backyard

I want to start this entry with the following disclaimer: I am not currently employed by any Christian-affiliated organization but I have been and hope to do so again. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to do meaningful…

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Fasting is One Spiritual Discipline

We fast for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes we abstain from food for medical tests or surgery. Sometimes we fast as a way to “cleanse” or give rest to our digestive system. Sometimes we fast as a form of protest,…

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a minute for mission on food crisis

Here is a minute for mission I didn’t do this morning because I instead took someone to the emergency room (which seems to always take at least two or three hours). It is here to spark ideas for your own…

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Economic justice at core of food justice

Reading the Peacemaking Program’s blog this evening, I was reminded of the great talk Roberto Jordan presented at this year’s Peacemaking Conference. The Presbyterian News Service posted a story on the keynote presentation by Rev. Jordan of Argentina. He is…

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