Happy Fair Trade Chocolate Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Cake

Fair trade chocolate helps farmers escape poverty We’ve heard about chocolate’s health benefits, but  – only 1 cent from a typical candy bar goes to the farmer. Valentine’s Day is indelibly associated with chocolate. The desire for chocolate is even stronger because of all the reporting of chocolate’s remarkable health benefits. But are we being […]

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10 Things You Can Do to Fight World Hunger

Feed The World

Our planet produces enough food to feed everybody. The basic cause of global hunger is a production and distribution system that makes food a commodity rather than a human right Article excerpt from the The Nation (This article appears in the June 1, 2009 edition of The Nation) Our planet produces enough food to feed […]

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Capitalism, Climate Change, Poverty & Hunger

Global Warming

Yesterday I read three articles which helped me connect the dots: Capitalist greed, leading to planetary destruction and global suffering – pandemics, drought, extreme poverty, starvation, mass migrations, and war You’d think that anybody who’s paying attention couldn’t possibly miss what’s going on in the world, but sometimes we can’t see the deforestation for the […]

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