Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops

The promise of genetic modification 20 years ago – of making crops stronger, resistant to insecticides and thereby increasing crop production to feed the the world’s growing population, has proven to be less advantageous than expected, according to the United Nations.  Genetically modified crops are championed by the US and Canada, and shunned by our European counterparts.  GM is banned in the European Union. In … Continue reading Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops

Collaboration with Share El Salvador in Chalatenango

One of the most amazing aspects about seeing the women’s projects that the Global Hunger Foundation funds in El Salvador, are the immense collaborative efforts of Share El Salvador with other organizations in the country.  They all work together to find the best possible solutions for sensitive and critical issues that face many developing countries.  In El Salvador, it was particularly interesting to see that … Continue reading Collaboration with Share El Salvador in Chalatenango

The School for Food Sustainability in San Jose Las Flores

Two 7th grade students at the school in San Jose Las Flores, El Salvador, who learn extensively about food sustainability. Juanita from the CCR (The Association of Communities for the Development of Chalatenango), who connects the people and organizations of the Chalatenango region with resources and training for food sustainability. The principal (on the right), a strong advocate and educator of food and environmental sustainability, … Continue reading The School for Food Sustainability in San Jose Las Flores

Angela’s garden

Angela (on the right), Paulina from Share El Salvador (middle) and Angela’s husband, in her garden. The women from CCR (Juanita on the right) who assist Angela and many other women to grow their own food in the Chalatenango region. Angela’s garden above. The community spirit is very much alive in San Jose Las Flores, El Salvador. Yesterday I met Angela, who is one of … Continue reading Angela’s garden

Oscar Romero – the heart of El Salvador

One of the thousands of paintings of Oscar Romero in El Salvador.  Romero’s church in San Salvador, where he was assassinated in 1980.  His (Romero) ministry was distinguished by a particular attention to the most poor and marginalized. -Pope Francis As I am visiting El Salvador for the first time, I feel how immensely influential Archbishop Oscar Romero is in the civil movement of the … Continue reading Oscar Romero – the heart of El Salvador

Aid, trade and friendship: Will ‘Brexit’ hurt the world’s most needy?

Having lived in London for over 10 years, it was easy to fall in love with many of the things that made the UK great – it’s long history, it’s openness to new cultures, it’s innovation.  And yet, last month’s Brexit vote, seemed to contradict all the things that I, and many, many others, have grown to love about the UK. Thousands and millions of … Continue reading Aid, trade and friendship: Will ‘Brexit’ hurt the world’s most needy?

SUMMER READING: THE FIVE HORSEMEN OF THE MODERN WORLD

THE FIVE HORSEMEN OF THE MODERN WORLD Climate, Food, Water, Disease and Obesity Daniel Callahan’s new release, The Five Horsemen of the Modern World, examines what he believes are the biggest global problems facing the world right now. The issues are climate, food, water, disease and obesity. Callahan examines these problems and shines a light on the entities that block major change. Political and ideological … Continue reading SUMMER READING: THE FIVE HORSEMEN OF THE MODERN WORLD

Addressing Hunger and Sustainable Food Systems Across America

When thinking about ways to help third world countries tackle food issues, some simple solutions may be as close as our own back yard. More and more, people are becoming concerned about their food’s origin and the impact it may have on the environment. Obesity rates are on the rise while health indicators are declining. Add to that the idea of “food deserts” areas in … Continue reading Addressing Hunger and Sustainable Food Systems Across America

Starbucks’ commitment to donate leftover food to charity deserves praise

“Our hope is by taking this first step, other companies will see the possibility for their participation and together we will make great strides in combating hunger,” said Cliff Burrows, group president of Starbucks U.S. and Americas. Read more: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/apr/03/consumer-confidential-starbucks-commitment-to-dona/ Continue reading Starbucks’ commitment to donate leftover food to charity deserves praise