Category Archives: food Insecurity

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…and then some.

The Good Remember that scene in American Beauty when the intense, borderline-creepy, documentarian-obsessed teen is showing his girlfriend a video of a plastic bag blowing in the wind, and marvels about how beautiful it is? He says: “… And I … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Eating

“Food makes philosophers of us all.” Food is an essential aspect of human function, existence and experience. The idea that “you are what you eat” has some truth to it: our food choices define who we have been, who we … Continue reading

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Sanitation: Key for Nutrition Outcomes in India

The NY Times posted an article today about India’s sanitation issues. The thought is, that most children get enough food to eat, and sanitation and hygiene are the real issues that impact nutrition outcomes. Open defecation is widely practiced in India … Continue reading

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“Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God”

I have been in Ethiopia for a week for work. Undernutrition remains a huge issue here. More than 1 out of 4 women in Ethiopia is affected by undernutrition and anaemia. Child undernutrition remains high with 44% of children under … Continue reading

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I ain’t no delinquent, just misunderstood…

…Deep down inside me there is good! Just a bit delinquent at keeping up on my blog these days… Not sure why, but haven’t felt a real motivation to write much about our global food system. Maybe it is because … Continue reading

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what keeps mankind alive

“What Keeps Mankind Alive” sung by Tom Waits, (originally written by Pet Shop Boys) is a relevant song for all those working in the “fight against hunger”. There is even a version by William Burroughs. The lyrics: You gentlemen who … Continue reading

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Food Desert Locator smackdown

Food Desert Locator smackdown.

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