I like to eat before the sunset. It sets a peaceful tone for and the warm light often helps with conversation. My family, my wife and two children, and my parents
and my wife's parents are all at the table. It's a typical dinner.…
Added by Bonan Zhang on May 6, 2010 at 3:45pm —
"Don't say it" she said to me as she walks onto the roof.
I try and stifle my cheshire grin, after all starving people is not something to be joking about but I've always had a black humour. You can either laugh on the edge of hysterical or you can cry your way off the ledge of a building.
Neither of them really solve anything but at least one makes you feel a little better about the world.
Wandering over my rooftop garden I check and see if any tomatoes are ripe yet. I'm… Continue
Added by Ty_Ping on May 5, 2010 at 12:29am —
Soojin's Diary Mar 10, 2020. Sunny.
Today I'll serve a dinner for my lovely boyfriend Minsu at my garden.
(Thanks God! Let it be sunny today!!:D)
Today's main dish would be my special dish, Sprouts Bibimbob with home made apricot wine.
I already asked some rice to my sweet neighbor Mr. Smith who cultivates little rice.
And I tried my… Continue
Added by SOOJIN PAEK on May 4, 2010 at 2:46am —
I tried to trade skills using Craigslist and it seems to be a complete failure.
The first reason is the inability to match perception of values. Either people think that your service is more valuable than what they have to offer, or it's the other way around. Instead, people might think that your services worth much less than it is. This leaves a very small amount of people that would perceive your service as you perceive it. You can imagine how hard it would be for two… Continue
Added by Jordache Perozzo on May 3, 2010 at 9:42pm —
I just watched this doc**entary. Quite interesting and proactive.… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on May 3, 2010 at 7:29pm —
I live in America, where our farming subsidies have our farmers throwing food out because it is so abundant. The Mollic soil profile of the American Midwest will keep Americans and alot of the world fed during the coming food shortage. It is my firm belief that in the years to come we will still be eating comfortably. The biggest food emergency here is of a different kind. When you look at poor people from any other country they are usually emaciated, carrying a few infections, and desperate… Continue
Added by Andrew Anstrom on May 3, 2010 at 12:47am —
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Added by Victoria H on May 1, 2010 at 9:38pm —
LEARN + GROW +FEED + EDUCATE = FOOD SECURITY Continue
"Food security exists when all people, at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food for a healthy and active life." - World Food Summit 1996
Food is very important for the growth and survival of man even the plants do need food for survival. The objective of this is to make sure that food is in abundance for mankind for years to come and to prevent the scarcity…
Added by Oluwafunmilayo on May 1, 2010 at 6:30pm —
After having reached the embassy, being taken by angry mob got dehydrated and I finally entered the large wrought iron gates. I felt slightly dizzy as I looked in all directions in search of someone who recognized me. I repeated this two more times. Nothing. I seemed to be invisible to this big set of workmen insatiable even though exhausted. Suddenly, coming from the east wing, I heard my name being yelled, "Ms. Mariana! Thank god you heard our call, it is urgent. Follow me, please...”. I… Continue
Added by Mariana Conduto Oliveira on May 1, 2010 at 12:00pm —
So here is one of my Evokation ideas:…
Added by Katherine Morrison on April 29, 2010 at 9:48pm —
In Austin the big stores, Walmart, Randalls/Safeway and HEB have cornered the grocery market
We also have high end stores like wh*** Foods, Natural Grocery and Sun harvest. Food prices increased by a whopping 20% in april 2010, the biggest leap since 1984.
I see people sifting through the bulk food aisle because they're barely getting by on their social security and welfare payments and unemployment.
I see long lines at the drivethroughs for fast food, and smell the rank… Continue
Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 5:45am —
I've been musing this week on the connection between economics, security/resilience, and 'systems'. It suddenly occured to me tonight that Ushahidi is a tool that may be adaptable to enable systems for more efficient economics as well as in response to disasters.
To begin with, you need to see this video about how a systemic failure in Africa resulted in famine even while there was a food surplus - Eleni… Continue
Added by Chris Ke Sihai on April 27, 2010 at 4:30pm —
I think the chicken is a really good solution to get food safety for poorest countries :
This animal is cheap, can live in almost any climate, produce about one egg per day, live generally more than 7 year, is easy to feed.
To be more specific, a chicken can be feed with grass, seeds, worms, insects, vegetable waste (peelings from potatoes, appels,…
Added by Edwige Lelievre on April 27, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Are you quite sure that you know and see what this word is all about?
I live in a Third-World Country (Well... Atleast thats what I hear from the people) and see, almost everyday, what poverty really is. It's hard to feel something unless you see it for yourself and not through other people's eyes.
"Yeah yeah... They live in poverty... It's a really sad fact."
You know, some… Continue
Added by Luis Benesa on April 26, 2010 at 8:30pm —
I use an oven every day. Lots of baking, plus broiling, reheating, etc.
Up here in the mountains, supplying the oven with gas is, at best, tricky, as trucks have to find their way to this remote spot. That's in good weather.
How to power an oven without gas?
- Well, the first step is to move the oven function outside. We don't get a lot of sun in Vermont, especially in the forest. So I'd have to identify a spot which…
Added by Bryan Alexander on April 26, 2010 at 6:27pm —
- What you have matters more than what you lack (If you’ve got a bicycle, consider what you can build based on that, rather than worrying about not having a car, a truck, a metal shop.)
This is important to understand i believe. Why? Well because, it would seem that so much time is devoted to bringing in resources. So
much money spent on just trying to bring whats over 'there' to this
place over 'here'. We could use the resources that the country can
provide and… Continue
Added by Orville Rodgers on April 26, 2010 at 5:05pm —
My search started by simply typing “food security Delaware” into Google and scrolling through the links. The first on the list is this: http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/June07/Features/Struggling.htm. It’s… Continue
Added by Katrina Glidewell on April 24, 2010 at 8:01pm —
I drink a lot of fruit beverages. During warm weather, my household consumes a large carton/bottle about every two days.
Sure we recycle the cartons and plastic bottles. But I realized the total number of cartons/bottles per year - from just one household - is ridiculous. It's far too much packaging!Where can I find FRUIT DRINKS that are:
- Good tasting (we drink a lot of this stuff)
- Powered (minimal packaging, I can…
Added by Jean Frankly on April 24, 2010 at 3:07pm —
Name: The Recycling Bank
Headquarters: Cape Town, South Africa. Franchises spread throughout South Africa
Designer: Reid Falconer
Operating System: Exchange Recyclable good for shopping vouchers
What Community does it serve: The entire local community
What Problem does it Solve: The problem of Waste and Food security
The Recycling Bank is an all new initiative to fight the war against waste. This system will… Continue
Added by Reid Falconer on April 23, 2010 at 4:23pm —
I live in a first world country and have access to an abundance of food. I thought that here, envisaging a potential local food shortage would require a bigger picture (and longer term) context:
- Climate change spreading the range of crop & livestock diseases, compounding ongoing drought, increasing the occurrence of extreme weather events;
- Massive migration influx absorbing food resources - again, these could be climate change refugees;
Added by Angela B on April 23, 2010 at 3:00am —