By Molly Redfield
In our new Saturday Series, we interview inspiring people our readers have nominated. These people are working on the frontlines to improve the global food and agricultural systems. Want to nominate someone? E-mail your suggestions to Danielle Nierenberg!
Name: Aturinde Emmanuel
Affiliation: Hunger Fighters Uganda
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The Inter Press Service quoted Nourishing the Planet Director Danielle Nierenberg this morning in its article, “International Food Prices Again at Record Levels, World Bank Warns.” The article discusses the latest global food price statistics released by the World Bank.
Statistics for July indicate … Continue Reading ››
Companies that recognize the potential of a green economy are employing skilled workers with knowledge of new design and construction techniques, in order to get ahead of the coming market transitions. Interest in green jobs continues to grow, but without defining, standard-setting, and benchmarking, this will remain a vague term that can be interpreted in … Continue Reading ››
By Angela Kim
By the end of 2011, there were 6 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions in the world. Most of this growth was driven by developing countries, which accounted for 80 percent of new mobile-cellular subscriptions. Although this rapid expansion of technology has created advantages for rural farmers, including linking farmers to markets, … Continue Reading ››
By Ronica Lu
The Farm Bill Budget Visualizer, recently released by the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is an innovative, web-based application that provides a visually pleasing, interactive breakdown of Farm Bill legislation spending.
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By Eleanor Fausold
In Kirksville, Missouri, a group of college students and volunteers are collecting compost and making it easy for area residents to reduce their food waste, nourish their gardens, and even fight climate change. The group, The Rot Riders, travels by bicycle through the neighborhoods of Kirksville, picks up compost from residents’ … Continue Reading ››
Emerging from the Rio+20 conference this June, governments and citizens continue to discuss what a sustainable economy should look like. Some see salvation in green growth; while others argue that structural, not just technological, change is necessary. Indeed, fundamental cultural change away from materialism is critical to success.
It’s indisputable that a green economy must offer adequate … Continue Reading ››