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Green Revolution

Low-Cost Thrills in Millennium Village Data

John W. McArthur | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

Yesterday, May 30, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Millennium Villages project (MVP) in Mwandama, Malawi. While there he ...

2010: Ushering in the Decade of Food and Agriculture

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Ettlinger

In 2010, it looks like we might see governments and citizens around the world actually start making better choices so that we can all live longer and healthier lives.

The Evolution Will be ooVood

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark Levine

With governments still largely in control of the streets and able to monitor or block access to sites like YouTube, Myspace and Facebook, what technologies are left to overcome connect people in meaningful ways?

Reports of the Green Movement's Demise Have Been Greatly Understated

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Compared to what the Iranian government is capable of doing, its response to the protests surrounding the June 2009 presidential election has been comparatively restrained.

Thomas Friedman's "Perfect Storm"

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

2010-02-19-FriedmanStormThomas Friedman came to the Planet Forward studios to talk to us about climate change and what he thinks needs to be done to solve it.

Malawi's Real 'Miracle'

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Most Malawians think of foods, such as amaranth and African eggplant, as poor people foods grown by "bad" farmers. But these crops may hold the key for solving hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Malawi.

You Can't Eat Potential

Glenn Denning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Denning

The global epicenter of chronic hunger is Africa. The good news is that hunger can be ended within a few years with targeted investments based on our current knowledge.

Kermit The Frog Sings In Solidarity With Iranian Protesters (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kermit the Frog teamed up this week with a Minnesota Public Radio show called "In The Loop" for an updated rendition of his famous theme, called "It's...

AGRA Sets the Record Straight

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

While many food advocates are concerned about the encroachment of transnational agribusiness into Africa, AGRA is focusing on breeding hybrid seeds locally, a departure from the first green revolution.

Reflections On The Industrial Agriculture Legacy Of Norman Borlaug

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest post by Tom Philpott From In the early 1940s, Mexico was a fraught region for U.S. geopolitical strategists. Not so long before--1939...

Nepal's Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Concrete and Chemical Fertilizer

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laurence Leamer

I am traveling around Nepal with a group of leaders from eastern Nepal who are exploring what has happened to their country in the name of development.

Is Revolution Brewing in Iran?

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

The supreme leader of Iran has two clear choices: Save the fragile legitimacy of the Islamic Republic by calling for new elections, or move toward a system that increasingly looks like a dictatorship.

Iran: More Than An Election; A Green Revolution! (And Live Updates on Election Fraud from Iran)

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

Mousavi's platform has energized millions of young Iranians and brought them to the streets to engage in the most sustained campaign of political expression since the Iranian revolution.