Monthly Archives: December 2010

Do try this at home: Granola Stocking Stuffers!

I’m loving granola this season, as folks are soon to find out.  Makes a great give-away–dress it up in a cookie tin or double-bagged paper lunchbag.  I’ve created my own version of this crunchy treat, low sugar and low fat.  … Continue reading

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MDG Progress in Short 8: Global partnership for Development

This goal is primarily about redistributing wealth through aid and investment from wealthy countries to impoverished economies. There are huge questions regarding why poor countries should be in any debt to world banking institutions.  After all, economic development in most … Continue reading

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MDG Progress in Short 7: Environmental Sustainability

Regarding “environmental sustainability”, things haven’t changed dramatically since 1997 compared to 2010.  The world seems to have lost 1% forests.  China, India, and Viet Nam appear to be replanting rapidly, whereas South America and Africa are losing the most.  In … Continue reading

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MDG Progress in Short 6: Combat Disease

This is an ever present story, the rate of HIV/AIDS cases, among other preventable diseases.  Get tested.  It’s been reported that there are about 200,000 people living in America alone who are unaware that they have HIV/AIDS. GOAL 6: Combat … Continue reading

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MDG Progress In Short 5: Improve Maternal Health

Let it be known that women want and will find ways to control their own pregnancy rates given the opportunity.  We know when there is a limit to the mouths that can be fed or what our bodies can handle, … Continue reading

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MDG Progress in Short 4: Reduce Child Mortality

Here, it can be noted that a well-fed child stands a better chance of fighting off illness.  Child mortality is clearly linked to hunger and mother’s education, as well as environmental circumstances including communicable disease. GOAL 4: Reduce Child Mortality … Continue reading

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MDG Progress in Short 3: Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Interestingly, this goal points out that women carry the bulk of responsibility when it comes to feeding the majority of the world as farmers.  Could it be that women, having been withheld from higher education due to social and economic … Continue reading

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