Daily Archives: June 24, 2020

Pandemic ​magnif​ying child hunger in America

CGTN America

Published on Jun 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic ​is magnif​ying the problem of child hunger in America.

Questioned recently by the Brookings Institution, nearly one-fifth of mothers with young children said their kids were experiencing food insecurity.

Some school districts along with the federal government are now trying to address the problem.

CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports.

Vandana Shiva: “We are nothing without living soil”

Greens EFA

Oct 6, 2015

Dr. Vandana Shiva, Alternative Nobel Prize winner, Author of ‘Soil not Oil ‘and ‘The living Soil’ says the year 2015 offers such a big opportunity to solve the food insecurity problem, solve the unemployment problem and of course solve the climate problem. By making peace with the soil, we make peace between people. Together we can change the paradigm, we can change the practice.


Clips from The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

Becket Films

Jun 2, 2014

These highlights are from our upcoming feature documentary, “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva,” the story of the remarkable life and work of scientist-turned-sustainable agriculture activist Vandana Shiva. We are currently raising funds to film Vandana at her farm in India in September, 2014. Your tax-deductible donations will be used solely to cover airfare, lodging and equipment. The planned footage will enable us to create a longer video and to secure institutional funding to complete a full-length version this important film. Visit http://www.vandanashivamovie.com for more details!


Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture

Local Futures

Apr 15, 2012
For more information about ISEC, which stands for The International Society for Ecology and Culture, go to www.localfutures.org

Also, please see our most recent documentary, “The Economics of Happiness”, which features some this same footage with Vandana: www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org and watch the trailer.

Also, Vandana is featured in a great documentary called “Shooling the World”. www.schoolingtheworld.org

One of Dr. Shiva’s larger projects is Navdanya, www.navdanya.org

Dr. Shiva has authored several highly influential books such as “Monocultures of the Mind”, and “Staying Alive”.


Food Population and Security – Water Climate and Society: Challenges in a Rapidly Changing World

University of California Television (UCTV)

Jan 22, 2014

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Explore climate change issues with a focus on food and agriculture, population and security. Moderator: Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One at The Commonwealth Club. Panelists: Claire Kremen, Director, Berkeley Food Institute and Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley; Solomon Hsiang, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Malcolm Potts, Director, Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability and Professor, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley. Series: “Water, Climate and Society”

Africa Soil Science Society (ASSS)

The Africa Soil Science Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 following a meeting of African soil scientists who attended the World Soil congress in Hamburg (Germany). ASSS has successfully organized four International Conferences : Kampala (Uganda, 1988), Cairo (Egypt, 1990), Ibadan (Nigeria, 1994) and most recently Accra (Ghana, 2007). With more than 150 participants from all over the world, the fourth conference of the ASSS was deemed a success.

The 5th ASSS Conference was held on 22-28 November 2009 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. More detail information on key decisions, recommendations and outputs can be found on the ASSS International Conference section.

A 2010 Calendar on Soils of Africa has been produced by JRC in collaboration with ASSS, FAO and ISRIC. View the PDF.

To continue research, development and education requires support from aboard. Please share online and through social media the results of our past conferences and support and supporters. Thank you.

John Brennan: Trump, Barr ‘Will Stoop To Whatever Depths They Need’ To Carry Out Personal Agendas


Jun 21, 2020

Attorney General William Barr writes a letter to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman saying that he has asked President Trump to “remove” him from his position. John Brennan says, “This just demonstrates that Donald Trump and William Barr will stoop to whatever depths they need to to carry out their own personal agendas.”

‘Smells Rancid’: Sen. Whitehouse On Trump’s Dismissal Of SDNY U.S. Att orney | All In | MSNBC


Jun 22, 2020

Sen. Whitehouse says AG Barr was caught lying twice: “First by Berman, and second by the President saying, ‘Hey, I have nothing to do with this’ when Barr said this was the President’s call. It all just reeks of amateurism and bizarre, bizarre motivations.” Aired on 06/22/2020.

White House says Trump involved in firing top US attorney


Jun 22, 2020

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany now says that President Donald Trump was involved in the firing of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman, just days after Trump denied involvement.

Trump Says He Wasn’t Kidding About Slowing COVID-19 Testing | NowThis

NowThis News

Jun 24, 2020

‘I don’t kid’ —Pres. Trump says that he was not kidding when he said he wants his administration to slow down coronavirus testing. There are over 2.3 million coronavirus cases in the U.S. and 120,450 have died.