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In Search of Food and Peace in South Sudan | Blogcritics

When Gabriel Gai, a state minister for South Sudan, visited Uror county he was on a mission for peace. There were violence and cattle raiding in the area, things that have been ongoing throughout South Sudan’s Jonglei state for years. He asked the people to put down their weapons and not to fight. What did the community ask of him? They asked ...

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Driven By Flavor with Dan Barber | On Being

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He’s out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural insistence on flavor. Barber is chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at ...

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U.S. intelligence sees global water conflict risks rising | AlertNet

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Fresh water supplies are unlikely to keep up with global demand by 2040, increasing political instability, hobbling economic growth and endangering world food markets, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment released on Thursday. The report by the office of the Director of National Intelligence said that areas including South Asia, the Middle East and North ...

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Afghanistan’s Last Locavores | NYTimes.com

MANY urban Americans idealize “green living” and “slow food.” But few realize that one of the most promising models for sustainable living is not to be found on organic farms in the United States, but in Afghanistan. A majority of its 30 million citizens still grow and process most of the food they consume. They are the ultimate locavores. During ...

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