By: Juliana Rincón Parra Markets are full of colors, sounds and life, no matter where in the world they are. Join us as we visit – through images and videos – markets in El Salvador, Mexico, India, Indonesia and Thailand. After seeing the video posted by RocaCristo of the market of Santa Tecla in El Salvador, varistojamonbanua had this to say about the similarities between [...]
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By: Lova Rakoto During the current global financial crisis, immigration from developing countries has been blamed by several political parties as the source of unemployment in their countries. Even though there hasn’t been a single study, so far, that has proved that immigration has had in fact a meaningful role in the employment crisis, this belief remains strongly anchored in the [...]
By Lauren Brock April is Earth Month. It’s the perfect occasion to brush up on your recycling and composting, plant a tree, ride your bike, and replace your light bulbs with the spiral-shaped energy-efficient ones. Here’s some good news: You can also add stocking up on Fair Trade Certified products to that list. You might already be familiar with how [...]
By: Sarica Cernohous It is so important to consider the implications of how and what we feed ourselves and our families. When we purchase our food without this sort of mindfulness, we can find our purchasing power feeding the likes of pesticide/herbicide/fungicide-laden, GMO-laced, corporate agribusiness. Although not always the case, this model often has in its sites its shareholders profits rather [...]
This post was commissioned as part of a Pulitzer Center/Global Voices Online series on Food Insecurity. These reports draw on multimedia reporting featured on the Pulitzer Gateway to Food Insecurity and bloggers discussing the issues worldwide. Share your own story on food insecurity here. As global food prices continue to remain high, with potential increases on the horizon because of soaring oil prices and supply [...]
Photos and Text By: Jonathan Tattum The SAME Café in Denver, Colorado, USA has a misleading name. Not only does its menu change every day but also its prices change for each customer. Customers decide how much they want to pay and if they don’t have any money they can exchange an hour of service for their meal. [...]
By Christina Filipovic General Mills recently announced the creation of “Partners in Food Solutions,” a “hunger-fighting nonprofit bringing food production and food processing expertise to small and medium sized food processors in African nations.” General Mills does not elaborate on the type of the expertise they will be offering, but peddling GMOs and monocultures is most likely part of their [...]
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Where Your Closet, Your Pocketbook and the Sweatshop Meet By: Stephanie Love (Eye See Media’s Columnist) I have recently returned from almost three months travelling and working in Asia. Despite being taken away from all the comforts and necessities I have in Australia, I have never felt so alive. The things that I once valued as necessities in my life [...]
4others is a Christian nonprofit organization that is committed to being a driving and creative force in the fight against poverty, preventable disease, and injustice. Our approach is two-fold. First, we believe knowledge is power, so we work hard to raise awareness about local and global poverty. We then partner with other nonprofit organizations to raise funds for specific projects, [...]