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February 26, 2010

Nicaragua delegation witnesses fair trade and sustainable development

"Picture this: a tree full of a dozen chickens and roosters in branches laden with oranges against a brilliant star lit sky. This tree stood in the barnyard of a farm where a group of five women from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Equal Exchange delegation spent two nights this past January. It was one of our first sights at Luis and Elsa Castillo’s farm in Boaco, Nicaragua; and for me it’s an image that captures the beauty and tranquility that we found there." Read Susan Sklar's reflections from this trip to Nicaragua that Melanie Hardison, of PHP's Enough for Everyone, helped lead.

February 24, 2010

Heaven on Earth

An Agrarian Road Trip to the U.S. Social Forum June 13–26, 2010 Experience the good food revolution on this road trip from the vibrant small farms of Kentucky to the bustling Eastern Market of Detroit. Visit church and community initiatives...

February 22, 2010

Selling Food Stamps to Get By

The recession has hit the poorest people in our community the hardest. More and more families are resorting to selling their food stamps to pay rent and buy basic necessities. Listen to the story of Eva, a mother of two,...

February 19, 2010

hot enough to fry an egg

Despite the reference to eggs, this has nothing to do with food. No eggs, but yes, hot. Some fellow human beings have achieved and measured a quark-gluon plasma at 4-trillion degrees Celsius. In case you can't fathom that, imagine 250,000 times hotter than the center of the sun. Protons and elections would simply melt. If that isn't wild enough to fry your brain, what gets me is the speeds they get these gold nuclei circling around their handy Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider on Long Island. They collide these invisible-to-the-eye gold specks after accelerating their speed to 99.995 percent the speed of light. You can do the math, right. One lap of this underground track is 2.4 miles. The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second, I think. So in one second, this gold speck goes around that track 77,500 times. In ONE SECOND. If we can do stuff like that, we should be able to figure out how to end hunger. Do you think we can?

February 18, 2010

The Recovery Act One Year Later: More Maps Galore

One year ago yesterday, president Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. "It included a mixture of tax cuts for businesses and families, infrastructure building and green investments, aids for states and localities, and help...

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