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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Don’t Put Monsanto in Charge of Ending Hunger in Africa

Yifat Susskind, News Report:

“Smallholder women farmers save and exchange seeds that help keep local crops viable. They demonstrate how to adapt to climate change by adjusting planting cycles, experimenting with new drought-resistant crops and more. They produce crucial food supplies using the small-scale, organic methods that are increasingly recognized as vital to the health of the planet—and everyone who lives on it. There are differences, of course.”

Robert Reich | Memorial Day Thoughts on National Defense

Robert Reich,

Op-Ed: “We can best honor those who have given their lives for this nation in combat by making sure our military might is proportional to what America needs. The United States spends more on our military than do China, Russia, Britain, France, Japan, and Germany put together. With the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the cost of fighting wars is projected to drop – but the ‘base’ defense budget (the annual cost of paying troops and buying planes, ships, and tanks – not including the costs of actually fighting wars) is scheduled to rise.”

We’ve Got Some Big Houses-That We Could Share

Doug Pibel,

Op-Ed:“Consider this: 79 million baby boomers will be entering their elder years in the next two decades. Where will they live? Elders who live with others are healthier, by 15%. For older men, rates of depression are more than double for those living alone (30% vs. 12%). One of the biggest costs of housing—both monetary and ecological—is heating and cooling. But it means you’re heating and cooling half the space you were before.”

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