Archive for July, 2006

Out with the old…

In with the new:

Here are the myths, to find out the truths please visit Food First

Myth 1:
Not Enough Food to Go Around

Reality: Abundance, not scarcity, best describes the world’s food supply. Enough wheat, rice and other grains are produced to provide every human being with 3,200 calories a day. That doesn’t even count many other commonly eaten foods – ­vegetables, beans, nuts, root crops, fruits, grass-fed meats, and fish. Enough food is available to provide at least 4.3 pounds of food per person a day worldwide: two and half pounds of grain, beans and nuts, about a pound of fruits and vegetables, and nearly another pound of meat, milk and eggs – ­enough to make most people fat! The problem is that many people are too poor to buy readily available food. Even most “hungry countries” have enough food for all their people right now. Many are net exporters of food and other agricultural products.

Myth 2:
Nature is to Blame for Famine

Myth 3
Too Many People

Myth 4:
The Environment vs. More Food?

Myth 5:
The Green Revolution is the Answer

Myth 6:
We Need Large Farms

Myth 7:
The Free Market Can End Hunger

Myth 8:
Free Trade is the Answer

Myth 9:
Too Hungry to Fight for Their Rights

Myth 10:
More U.S. Aid Will Help the Hungry

Myth 11:
We Benefit From Their Poverty

Myth 12:
Curtail Freedom to End Hunger?

Institute for Food and Development Policy Backgrounder
Summer 2006, Vol.12, No. 2

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“The soul must long for God in order to be set aflame by God’s love; but if the soul cannot yet feel this longing, then it must long for the longing. To long for the longing is also from God.”
Meister Eckhart

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Free Trolley rides…
Moroccan Food Time!!

Tea Time!!
It was really good.. Posted by Picasa

Cute picture from after Carolyn & Doc’s Wedding! Posted by Picasa

…Potential Terrorist Target!!

Who would have known:

“The National Asset Database, as it is known, is so flawed, the inspector general found, that as of January, Indiana, with 8,591 potential terrorist targets, had 50 percent more listed sites than New York (5,687) and more than twice as many as California (3,212), ranking the state the most target-rich place in the nation.” NY Times

“In Indiana, important assets listed include farms, nursing homes and more skyscrapers than one might guess: a total of 41 tall buildings, or 13 more than boasted by Illinois, which has some of the tallest buildings in the world in Chicago. They also might include an ice cream parlor, a doughnut shop, a brewery and night clubs.”

‘Indiana might be further along than most states when it comes to preparing for potential attacks. He noted that Indiana had a terrorism preparedness plan in place before Sept. 11, 2001.”

“Bright pointed out that when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asked for the information in 2004, it advised states to identify all of their assets, not just those that might be deemed potential terrorist targets.” Indy Star

Sounds like Indiana might be ahead of the curve on this one!!

I wonder if there are any Anderson sites on the list… One article mentioned that even some Wal-Mart’s made it onto the list! I guess if states were asked to list their most important assets, then it would be the state’s fault not the fed’s. Good ole’ federalism at work. States should help determine what assets are critical to its continued growth and success.

Good work!

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