Food and Faith is a blog of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
Among the bills in my mail on Monday afternoon came an envelope with big red print on the outside: “Emergency! Food Crisis in Brazil: 800 helpless children facing death by starvation.” I confess here and now that I usually just...
DO WE REALLY WANT A GREEN REVOLUTION FOR AFRICA? Voices from Africa: African Farmers & Environmentalists Speak Out Against a New Green Revolution in Africa, issues a direct challenge to Western-led plans for a genetically engineered revolution in African agriculture, particularly the recent misguided philanthropic efforts of the Gates Foundation's Alliance for a New Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and presents African resistance and solutions rooted in first-hand knowledge of what Africans need.
Figure out some small or big way to celebrate Earth Day and the glorious gift of God’s Creation. Acknowledge also that with this gift comes responsibility. So contact your members of Congress to call for a national strategy to protect the earth from its most dangerous threat: global climate change. Our values of justice and stewardship compel us to make addressing climate change a national priority. As Christians we are called to proclaim good news to those living in poverty, sharing in Christ’s work of compassion and love. Global climate change poses one of the greatest threats to the most vulnerable among us, especially those who are hungry. Experts warn that changing weather patterns, an increase in pests and disease, and an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events resulting from climate change will lead to widespread crop failures, disruptions in food distribution systems and incite conflict as resources dwindle and people are forced to migrate.
Swords Into Plowshares has a great post about climate change and resource wars. There are only a few steps from climate change to war. They are unpredictable weather and harvest, environmental degradation, poverty, hunger and desperation. Those are the ingredients that fan the flames of conflict. Climate change must not be ignored or minimized. Not if we want to leave an inhabitable (for humans) planet for our descendents. See more connections between climate change and hunger.
U.S. working group on the food crisis urges G8 to reject failed green revolution policies for Africa