state of the world

Good News
Bad news outsells good news, making news channels so depressing it's easy to conclude we spent all of 2015 killing each other! Truth is, we managed to move human civilization forward significantly!
Videos
Pope Francis, whom conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church have accused of not speaking out forcefully enough against abortion, on Monday called the practice "horrific".
Religion
"It is horrific even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day," he said
Environment
Mark Muller, director of the Food and Society Fellows program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), talks with Nourishing the Planet's research intern, Abby Massey, about the global food system and the impact it has on farmers, hunger and the environment.
Environment
Philip Bereano is Professor Emeritus in the field of Technology and Public Policy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been an active and outspoken proponent of democratic social ethics in technology for decades.
Environment
As foreign governments and private firms invest and acquire large tracts of agricultural real estate in other countries, land and water rights, food sovereignty and food security for those who live there are all at stake.
The World Post
This is a three part series of an interview with Baldemar Velasquez, President and Founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee.
The World Post
Who better to consult -- and to equip with the tools to help out -- in the global effort to combat hunger than the youth, women and farmers who will most benefit from it?
The World Post
Agriculture funding should focus on the many low-tech, African-led innovations that are already helping to alleviate hunger and poverty in environmentally sustainable ways all over the continent.
The World Post
The Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) lives up to its name by linking farmers, businesses, academia, researchers, donors, and national and regional governments.
The World Post
Land reform policies have left many farm workers (about 1.5 million) without a source of income as farms are divided up.
The World Post
The following is an eight-part series about Danielle Nierenberg's visit to the Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ECASARD) in Ghana.
The World Post
Our collective understanding of how to "cure" hunger has matured enough to recognize that solutions lie not only in shipping food aid, but also in a new approach that nourishes people and the planet.
The World Post
As hunger and drought spread across Africa , there's a huge focus on increasing yields of staple crops, such as maize, wheat, cassava, and rice.
Politics
See the links below for their full answers. "But it's a bit like college," added Mark Townsend, business editor for the Khaleej