· May, 2011

Stories about Food from May, 2011

Haiti: A Different View of Cite Soleil

  31 May 2011

“We want to showcase local talents, and change the image of the youth in Cite Soleil. We want to get people planting again and eating Haitian food”: Throwing Down the Water profiles “a neighborhood committee called ‘La Difference’ [which] formed a movement to clean up their few blocks” and is...

El Salvador: Food Insecurity Rising in Rural Areas

  22 May 2011

The blog “Locavore del Mundo” [someone who eats locally grown foods around the world] discusses how rural Salvadorian families are struggling to secure food for themselves, not particularly because they lack access to nutritious food, but rather because they are having to sell it to cover expenses that once they did not...

Chad: How Communities Are Rebuilding Lives

  21 May 2011

Paul O'Brien discusses his trip to Chad and how communities are rebuilding their lives: “The biggest challenge facing mothers in Chad is to feed their children and keep them healthy. The country has one of the highest rates of child deaths in the world. In the villages in which Concern...

Singapore: Dog meat

  15 May 2011

A Singapore blogger urges authorities to rethink the ban on the selling of dog meat in the city state.

South Korea: Tweeters Helping Residents Suffering from Water Cut-off

  13 May 2011

As more than a half million residents in Gumi area in North Gyungsang Province have suffered from a water cut-off for over four days now, South Korean Tweeters went to help the distressed residents by supplying bottled water and wiring money gathered via Twitter. One of influential Twitters, @mediamongu posted...

Slovakia: Second-Class Customers

Even though customers might expect products from the same brand to be of the same quality worldwide, regional differences in quality and price do exist, depending on whether the products were manufactured for Western European markets or for those in Central and Eastern Europe. Tibor Blazko reports on the reactions of Slovak netizens to a recent study on the issue.

Cuba: Torture Tactic

  6 May 2011

Uncommon Sense blogs about how the authorities “have responded to Andy Frometa Cuenca, a political prisoner on hunger strike since April 16 to demand his release and that of all political prisoners in Cuba.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Time for Land Use Policy

  6 May 2011

Plain Talk calls for reason in the ongoing battle between local farmers and the Housing Development Corporation, saying, “I have called for a land use policy from this government and the last and I am not the only one. Farming for self sufficiency should be one of our front burner...

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