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Small Scale Farming: Simple, Successful, Sustainable

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 08.12.2013 | Good News
Jayaseelan Naidoo

On a recent visit to Japan, I was struck by the remarkable success of smallholder farming. I left the country convinced that subsistence farming can eradicate Africa's hunger crisis.

Is Fear Holding You Back? Try This

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

How can you learn to embrace risk for the sake of your future happiness, particularly when risk taking doesn't come to you naturally? When you think about making a change, focus only on what you have to gain, and banish all thoughts of what you might lose.

Access to Nutrition Index Calls on Businesses to Improve Their Nutrition Practices

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

Danone, Unilever and Nestlé are the highest ranking companies by sizable margins. But even their scores, the highest was Danone with 6.3 on a scale to 10, demonstrated there is significant room for improvement. And only three companies scored above 5.

Banishing Malnutrition - The Struggle Continues

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Jayaseelan Naidoo

GAIN turned the conventional wisdom about addressing malnutrition from one focused on treatment to one focused on prevention, from a medical model to one that recognized that most people engage with markets to get their food rather than health clinics.

Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now: GAIN -- Or Just Greed

Robert Weissman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Weissman

The World Health Organization's Director-General recently warned of the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance in the starkest terms. Responding to this challenge, existing antibiotics must be conserved and novel antibiotics developed.

The Scientific Key To Negotiating Like An Expert

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The different ways of looking at the same goal (e.g., to pay the lowest price, to get the biggest raise) have profound effects on the way we approach negotiation.

The Health of a Nation and the Height of its Mothers

Kari Stoever | Posted 07.08.2011 | Home
Kari Stoever

Across the globe, whether you live in Africa or the United States, the attained height of its mothers can foretell the economic trend for that country.

Freedom From Hunger: Lessons From Egypt

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Van Ameringen

We should encourage the hunger for freedom. But to make freedom sustainable, we must empower the world's poor to achieve freedom from hunger.

This Generation's Sputnik Moment

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Van Ameringen

Around the world, food prices are surging, with protests breaking out across Northern Africa. And against this backdrop, the scourge of malnutrition continues to ravage more than one billion people.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jayaseelan Naidoo

This line came again to me as I read commentary on a recent Canadian study that showed that thanks to fortified foods easily accessible in Canada, almost no one there is deficient in folic acid. In fact forty percent have levels of the B vitamin in their blood that may be too high.

This Thanksgiving Think About What Your Turkey Ate

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kari Stoever

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Giving Forward: The New Philanthropic Way to Give Back

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

This week I had the opportunity to attend a conference in South Africa along with other leaders from the government, social and private sector to thin...

Like Politics, All Innovation Is Local

Lady Ida Odinga | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lady Ida Odinga

The problem of malnutrition is solvable and affordable. But it will take the sustained engagement of local leaders and civil society to ensure we position nutrition at the center stage of development.

Johnny Appleseder, What Rosh Hashanah and Autumn Equinox Have in Common

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Whitehurst

The pages are turning on the Jewish New Year as we offer expressions of joy and thanksgiving for the healthy harvest that the coming Autumnal Equinox portends.

Top 5 Tips for a Healthier, Happier Pet

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

We are the sole controllers of what go into our pet's mouths so we must govern what we feed our pets and how to help them control their weight.

The Dirty Word in Clean

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Do common cleaners have toxic ingredients? They might. They might not. But until we know for certain -- who here cares to continue to experiment with the health of their children?