Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Global Food Crisis

Thank you for sharing this story.
For those of you who haven't seen this story, follow this link and share your feelings.
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/08/global-food-crisis-menus-and-meaning/
Christian Science Monitor story:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0627/p01s08-woaf.html#
Time Magazine story:
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1717572,00.html
Other links of interest (I highly recommend both of these stories):
Time Magazine Photo Gallery (What the World Eats)
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519,00.html
More on the book "What the World Eats:"
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5005952
"What the World Eats" discussed in NY Times blog:
http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/16/show-us-your-food-a-qa-with-the-authors-of-what-the-world-eats/
"Blessings in a Backpack"
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/15/eveningnews/main3369975.shtml
DO SOMETHING!
One:
http://www.one.org/2008g8/
Save the Children:
http://www.savethechildren.org/programs/hunger-malnutrition/global-food-crisis.html?WT.mc_id=Emer_0708_Global-Food-Crisis_gg_e_op_txt2&WT.srch=1
The Hunger Site:
http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=1&link=ctg_ths_home_from_ths_linktous_sitenav
Ending Hunger blog post:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2007/11/ending-hunger.html

8 comments :

Aagaard_US said...
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tylermi w said...

It really makes a person think about what we personally consume in a week. Really though there is plenty of food in the world for everybody it's just everyone is to greedy to just give food. Sadlly most people have the attitude that if it doesn't affect them than who cares.

Lea Hansen-George said...

sorry about censoring comments...

drake w. said...

i have read the lyrics for the song

Sleep Now in the Fire by Rage Against the Machine

I have noticed that the video didn't have much to do with the lyrics or at least thats what i got from the two. The video kinda told me that the american people are uneducated and very poor but the homeless dude is smarter than the rest of the people in the country and refuses to take the money because he probably knows that the money makes people stupider than they are and can corrupt many people.

drake w. said...

im making fun of you WTF hahaha :@

Lea Hansen-George said...

Gramm Crackers: The next time you need to take out a second mortgage to fill up at the gas pump... Don't worry: Any pain you might be experiencing? is apparently all in your mind. And if that second mortgage turns out to be a sub-prime mortgage... and you just happen to lose your home? Again: No worries. Any homelessness you might encounter... will also be, just psychological. Our fifth story on the Countdown: One of John McCain's oldest and closest economic advisers, former Senator Phil Gramm, has told Americans to stop "whining" about the U-S economy... which -- he says -- is only suffering from a "mental recession". Wish I was kidding... but I'm not. I found this on Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann...thought some of you might be interested.

drake w. said...

*** old response from friday ***

i have read the lyrics for the song

Sleep Now in the Fire by Rage Against the Machine

I have noticed that the video didn't have much to do with the lyrics or at least thats what i got from the two. The video kinda told me that the american people are uneducated and very poor but the homeless dude is smarter than the rest of the people in the country and refuses to take the money because he probably knows that the money makes people stupider than they are and can corrupt many people.

*** new post ***

i have read the summary for the song and still havent noticed anything different

Lea Hansen-George said...

drake, got your comment. I guess I was wondering if you had any comments on the historical events mentioned in the song. Which events are mentioned and why do you think those events were included in the song?