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  • Biden's Sons, Wife Eat on $1.50 A Day to Bring Attention to Poverty

    05/01/2013 7:08:17 PM PDT · by haffast · 104 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 01 May 2013 09:08 PM | Greg Richter
    Vice President Joe Biden's two sons and wife are getting by on $1.50 a day to bring attention to world hunger. "I'm hungry. I'm very hungry," Hunter Biden told CNBC's Andrea Mitchell in an appearance with his brother Beau Biden to promote the Live Below the Line Campaign. Nearly 1.5 billion people in the world live below the poverty line and are forced to subsist on the equivalent of $1.50 a day. Hunter Biden, chairman of the board of World Food Program USA, is living on $1.50 worth of food for five days. Beau and their mother, Jill, are participating...
  • (Obamanomics in Action) Eat the Old: Could Mass Cannibalism Solve a Future Food Shortage?

    10/28/2011 8:36:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 28, 2011 | Adam Hadhazy
    Eat the Old: Could Mass Cannibalism Solve a Future Food Shortage? The global human population is set to hit 7 billion on Oct. 31, and by century's end it will stand at 10 billion, according to the United Nations. That's a lot more mouths to feed. There's a very good chance that generating food from traditional farming and livestock practices will not be able to keep pace with this boom. What if a worldwide food shortage were to become so terribly dire that people resorted to eating . . . people? In such a dreadful event, the most-sensible first choice...
  • Ethanol boom could worsen world hunger: study (Unintended Consequences? or?)

    04/03/2007 10:14:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 828+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The boom in ethanol fuels in the United States and elsewhere could have devastating effects on food prices and worsen world hunger, a new study argues. The study by C. Ford Runge and Benjamin Senauer of the University of Minnesota said the rush into ethanol threatens to divert massive amounts of corn and other food crops into biofuels. The researcher write in the May/June edition of Foreign Affairs that governments should stop incentives for ethanol until biofuels can be economically produced from sources other than corn and soybeans. "Resorting to biofuels is likely to exacerbate world hunger,"...
  • NYT Editorial: Real-World New Year's Resolutions (The Times tries to take off its Unreal-World Hat)

    12/31/2004 8:53:28 AM PST · by OESY · 9 replies · 610+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2004 | Editorial
    This is the moment when we list our priorities for the new year, counting off the most important social challenges the country faces and the remedies we'd like to see our elected officials adopt. Normally, we urge that all this be accomplished in a spirit of bipartisanship. All that requires a leap of faith that's beyond us this season. Instead, we'd like to pick out a few areas that may be a little lower on the agenda, but where the need is aching and the potential bridges between the parties are already clear and sturdy. All it takes is a...
  • The Costs of War vs. the costs of [pick your fave liberal cause].

    12/26/2004 3:25:42 PM PST · by clyde asbury · 25 replies · 833+ views
    National Priorities Project ^ | ongoing | National Priorities Project
    The War In Iraq Cost the United States $152,071,800,292 Instead, we could have insured 91,060,958 children for one year. See the cost in your community: Compare to the cost of: PRE-SCHOOL KIDS' HEALTH PUBLIC EDUCATION COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS PUBLIC HOUSING WORLD HUNGER AIDS EPIDEMIC WORLD IMMUNIZATION
  • Our hungry world - the facts

    11/15/2004 7:59:23 AM PST · by new cruelty · 22 replies · 519+ views
    This is London ^ | 15 November 2004
    Stars came out in force to record the new version of 1984's Do They Know It's Christmas? at the weekend to raise money for 1.6 million destitute people in the Darfur region of Sudan. But 20 years on from the historic, chart-topping original Band Aid single, which raised millions of pounds for famine relief in Ethiopia, hunger and malnutrition remain the biggest risk to health around the world, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. In Africa, millions of people still suffer from the ravages of war and drought, from Ethiopia to Zimbabwe. And in North Korea, up to a...
  • Biotech and hunger -- empty promises?

    06/15/2003 11:02:07 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 9 replies · 236+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 15, 2003 | Edie Lau
    <p>Since Belinda Martineau stopped manipulating plant genes eight years ago and began pondering agricultural biotechnology's effects on society, nothing has riled her more than the assertion that biotechnology will cure world hunger.</p> <p>"They're making these claims, and they're just promises. At this point, they look like empty promises," said Martineau, a plant biologist who used to work for Calgene in Davis, where she helped invent the first commercial biotech crop, the "Flavr Savr" tomato.</p>
  • Powell: U.S. to Give N. Korea More Food

    02/25/2003 6:57:06 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 17 replies · 177+ views
    AP ^ | February 25, 2003 | GEORGE GEDDA
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Tuesday that the United States will donate 40,000 metric tons of food to North Korea and is prepared to contribute up to 60,000 additional metric tons later in the year. Powell held the communist leadership in North Korea responsible for continued starvation in that country.The secretary's announcement at a news conference on South Korean soil hours after the inauguration of President Roh Moo-hyun was seen as an effort to get U.S.-South Korean relations under Roh off to a good start.Roh is a strong believer in reconciliation with the North...
  • Blessed Are The Poor With Spirit (poor countries need biotech crops)

    06/25/2002 1:23:26 PM PDT · by Stultis · 5 replies · 327+ views
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | June 25, 2002 | Gregory Conko & C.S. Prakash
    Blessed Are The Poor With SpiritConko and Prakash Article in Tech Central Stationby Gregory Conko and Dr. C.S. Prakash June 25, 2002 This year's UN-sponsored World Food Summit just concluded with a grim reminder that the goal of cutting world hunger in half by 2015 set six years ago at the first Food Summit still seems far out of reach. This time, however, delegates agreed to meet the challenge of achieving genuine food security with a very potent tool: agricultural biotechnology. Biotechnology holds the potential to increase food production, reduce the use of synthetic chemical pesticides, and actually make foods...