Category Archives: Food & Health

Pandemic 2: A Spread of Disease Simulation

  The sequel to Pandemic, a simulation game in which you must evolve a disease to wipe out the human race. Features two gameplay modes and three disease classes. http://www.crazymonkeygames.com/fullscreen.php?game=Pandemic-2                     … Continue reading

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Bob Marley & The Wailers ‘High Tide Or Low Tide’ (Save The Children’s East Africa Appeal)

DONATE LINK: http://bit.ly/nVt23n DOWNLOAD TRACK: http://bit.ly/o96urw Millions of children are facing starvation right now — this doesn’t have to happen. Save The Children has launched an emergency aid response in Africa. Please watch this video, share with friends and download Bob Marley’s single … Continue reading

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Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now

Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN’s World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: “Food … Continue reading

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UN declares famine in parts of Somalia: What it means

Aid agencies use a five-phase system called the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification(IPC) to determine the severity of a food crisis. These five regions of Somalia fall in the Phase 5 category, which means that means more than two people per 10,000 die … Continue reading

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High steaks: Meat eaters’ climate impact

A comparison of the relative climate impact of a reduction in your meat consumption remains one of the report’s best features. For example: If you eat one less burger a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for … Continue reading

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East Africa drought – in pictures

East Africa is experiencing the worst drought for 60 years, which has led to the devastation of farmland, failed harvests and livestock deaths. At least 10 million people are expected to need humanitarian assistance http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/gallery/2011/jul/08/east-africa-drought-in-pictures

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Food crises: five priorities for the G20

Hunger is not a natural disaster – it’s a political problem. And G20 leaders can and must act to end this scandal In the fight to address global food crises, will the French presidency at theG20 summit succeed where others have failed? On … Continue reading

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Obesity in the U.S.: American Life Expectancy Falling Dramatically

Though we’re supposedly the greatest nation the world, one place America definitely isn’t the best is life expectancy, according to a new report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (PDF). While even our next-door neighbors in Canada are … Continue reading

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When Food Kills

The deaths of 31 people in Europe from a little-known strain of E. coli have raised alarms worldwide, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Our food often betrays us. Just a few days ago, a 2-year-old girl in Dryden, Va., died in a hospital after … Continue reading

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Mobile health offers hope to patients in Africa

Experts gathered for Africa‘s first mobile health summit on Tuesday hailed the use of phone technology as a new frontier in improving patient care in poor countries. But a government minister in South Africa, which is hosting the summit, called for caution over … Continue reading

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