Voices from the Field
There are some excellent blog posts about the global food crisis. Compassion International's blog features a post from their staff, Karen Wright, who visited Tanzania. She claims the global food crisis is not necessarily global, rather experienced differently in local communities. She writes:
"For the woman I met in Tanzania, the increased cost of food meant her children could feed themselves or they could feed their mother in her illness. That’s a burden no child should have to carry. Sadly, I fear this story is not unique." Karen Wright on Compassion International's Blog
Masimba Biriwasha writes some incredibly thoughtful posts over at EcoWorldly. One of his recent entries, "Where's All the World's Food?" focuses on short and long-term solutions to the food crisis. I appreciate how he connects the larger political solutions to the personal story of Thai Rice farmers.
"With increased political will, fair trade and investments into agricultural systems, hopefully rice farmers in Thailand will, once again, have nights filled with sleep unafraid of waking up to a bare rice field harvested by some unscrupulous characters bent on making a quick dollar. "
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