Southeast of central Cape Town, South Africa is a large, flat swath of land known as the Cape Flats. The area is home to around 4 million people and unemployment is around 40 percent. As many as 25 percent of students in the Cape Flats are undernourished.
Blowgun making, seed preservation, Native voices on climate change, Jeremy Rifkin warning us that today's children may be the last generation before the “Mass Die Off.” It was all there at the National Museum of the American Indian’s Living Earth Festival this past weekend.
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Check out this interview on Reuters with Nourishing the Planet Director Danielle Nierenberg about land grabs in sub-Saharan Africa.
In Africa, a continent where hunger is a prominent issue, the loss of farm land is devastating rural communities, leaving them without a source of food and without jobs. … Continue Reading ››