Archive for September, 2010

President Obama’s Remarks at the Millennium Development Goals Summit

On, Wednesday, September 22nd President Obama addressed members of the United Nations at the Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York City. He began his remarks reflecting on the goals… Read more »

Sensible Approach Key to Feeding the Hungry Millions

Celebrity chefs and restaurant owners, authors, advocates, “Locavores” and groceries have significantly raised the profile of making food sustainable. “In other words,” writes Robert Paalberg, “organic, local and slow” (“Attention… Read more »

Hormats Addresses Importance of Investment in the Global Economy

On September 6, Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs Richard D. Hormats addressed the World Investment Forum in Xiamen, China on how investment has shaped the global economic… Read more »

FAO Reports Worldwide Hunger Levels Improved, Yet Still Staggering

On September 14, in Rome, Italy, the United National Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that, although reduced by 98 million in 2009, 925 million are still suffering from chronic… Read more »

“Math Lessons for Locavores”

It is logical to think that locally-grown food has less of an environmental impact than food that is grown and shipped across the country or abroad. But New York Times… Read more »