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Food and Faith is a blog of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.

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September 30, 2009

Fruits and Stew

Today is the last day of September and even here in droughty Northern California the temperatures, the length of the days and the unraked leaves covering the front lawn are all undeniable signs that our side of the planet is...

September 29, 2009

Green Revolution leads to famine?

Will the new Green Revolution be a blessing, or end in disaster for Africa? The Gates Foundation is the driving force behind AGRA - the Alliance for a Green Revolution for Africa - and the under-funded agricultural sector is Africa will get substantial new funds. But the dangers of pushing on Africa hybrid and genetically-modified seeds requiring irrigation and optimal conditions for high productivity may be a recipe for disaster. Dr. Johnson Nkuuye, with the UNDP and Millennium Development Goals and Village Program explains the danger of dependency on such modern farming technologies and on saviors from the outside.

September 23, 2009

undefensible blogs

I can make no claims for these blogs, but thought it was a fabulous list you may wish to dabble in. Enjoy! Blogs Alemany Farm Almond Bean Atrazine Lovers Basia Winograd Beginning Farmer & Rancher blog Beginning Farmers Bike2Barn Bird...

September 16, 2009

you couldn't make this stuff up!

Multinational food and agritech giants are banding together in a bid to throw light on areas of climate change legislation they warn could severely hike food prices. The consortium that includes Cargill, General Mills, Tyson Foods and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, is preparing to release studies it says will demonstrate the potentially drastic effect global warming could have on the cost of food items.

September 14, 2009

what is consuming me?

In Matthew 6:16 it says "And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward." Jane Larsen-Wigger, preached on this last week noting: I don’t know if you caught it or not, but in these words of Jesus that we just heard, the one little word that catches me up is his use of the word ‘when.’ Jesus says “WHEN you fast . . .” Not “IF you fast . . .” but WHEN.

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