$500 Million in U.S. Food Aid is Wasted Annually Due to Red Tape and Subsidies

March 30, 2012 by  
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A report issued yesterday charges that $500 million of American food assistance — a large part of our foreign policy — is wasted annually due to red tape and American agribusiness profit. According to Oxfam America and the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an additional 17 million hungry people could have been fed by U.S. food assistance programs in 2010, alone. This is aid that would have been offered at no extra cost to taxpayers. Read the rest of $500 Million in U.S. Food Aid is Wasted Annually Due to Red Tape and Subsidies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agribusiness , American Jewish World Service , developing countries , Eric Munoz , farming subsidies , food waste , foreign food assistance , local food , Oxfam America , us food assistance , us foreign policy

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Large Ice Cracks Could Be Speeding Up the Melting of Antartica

March 30, 2012 by  
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A new report has revealed that massive fractures in the ice shelves of West Antarctica are threatening to increase the rate at which they are melting. The study, which has looked at 40 years of satellite images of the West Antarctic ice shelves, states that  the region has seen an increase in ice loss over the past few decades . Over the past 30 years, due to the region growing steadily warmer, the Antarctic Peninsula has been repeatedly named as one of the fastest warming spots on the planet. Read the rest of Large Ice Cracks Could Be Speeding Up the Melting of Antartica Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antarctica , Antarctica Glaciers , Antarctica Ice Cracking , Antarctica Ice Cracks , Antarctica Ice Melting , antarctica melting , Climate Change , Cracking Ice Antarctica , green news , Ice Cracks Antarctica , Melting Ice Antarctica , Polar Ice , Polar Ice Loss , Video

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Climate Change is Not Just About the Climate, it is About Our Lives

April 13, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Ilene Perlman/Oxfam America This guest post was written by Marisa Marcavillaca, farmer and leader of a National Indigenous Women’s Organization, FEMUCARINAP, Peru, courtesy of Oxfam International . You may know my region, Cusco, because it is home to the world famous Machu Picchu . But you may not know that my neighbors and I, as well as Machu Picchu, are suffering because of climate change…

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Brazil Man Jailed for Murder of Nun And Activist Dorothy Stang

April 13, 2010 by  
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photo via flickr Vitalmiro Bastos Moura, a Brazilian rancher, has been convicted of contracting for the murder of US nun Dorothy Stang in 2005 and was sentenced to 30 years in jail.

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Today on Planet 100: Filipino Godzilla (Video)

April 13, 2010 by  
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