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May 28, 2010

"The strawberries taste like strawberries!"

It isn't exactly the magical candyland of Willy Wonka, but it just so happened that when my parents and I were travelling in Peru, they were consistently amazed at the fierce flavors of seemingly commonplace foods. They remarked that they...

May 28, 2010

Paddle for the Planet finds hope on the Mississippi River

When my 76-year-old mother, 19-year-old nephew and I joined four high school juniors and leaders David and Sam T., they had already paddled 439 miles from Lake Itasca at the headwaters of the Mississippi to St. Cloud, Minnesota. We joined...

May 21, 2010

Protect the Clean Air Act: Protect Food Sovereignty

In the coming days, Senator Murkowski (AK-R) will bring a bill to the floor of the Senate that, if passed, will undermine the Clean Air Act and prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases. Senator Murkowski's bill...

May 16, 2010

face-off over Africa

Post-war industrialized, chemical-based agriculture and food production is coming to an end – it has to if we are to reach the millennium goals and keep the planet in a livable condition. Food (including water) and the environment are issues of global peace and justice – no more and no less.

May 12, 2010

until all are fed

In cadences that bring the listener along, McFarland witnesses to hard issues that must be faced, but sings, in the midst of those hard issues, about healing, hope and finally about the divine “You.” ~ Walter Brueggemann, Old Testament scholar...

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