bayareachild
animalsandtrees:

A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger

"We plant more than 90 million acres of corn, and it’s in huge surplus. And it’s not even food. What if we planted actual food instead? Take corn, and add in other giant crops that basically just feed animals—crops like soybeans, barley, hay, sorghum—and two-thirds of U.S. farmland goes to animal feed.
Such a small portion of our land goes to grow actual food that people consume, that if we really wanted to increase that supply, it would be pretty easy. The trick would be convincing the country — and other countries that import animal feed from the U.S.— to go vegan.”

animalsandtrees:

A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger

"We plant more than 90 million acres of corn, and it’s in huge surplus. And it’s not even food. What if we planted actual food instead? Take corn, and add in other giant crops that basically just feed animals—crops like soybeans, barley, hay, sorghum—and two-thirds of U.S. farmland goes to animal feed.

Such a small portion of our land goes to grow actual food that people consume, that if we really wanted to increase that supply, it would be pretty easy. The trick would be convincing the country — and other countries that import animal feed from the U.S.— to go vegan.

mybodymyblog

Way Black When: My Favorite ‘Black’ TV shows from 1970s - 00s.

Good Times, Sandford and Son, The Jeffersons, Fat Albert, Diff’rent Strokes, 227, The Cosby Show, Amen, What’s Happening, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, In the House, Hanging With Mr. Cooper, Homicide: Life on the Street, Moesha, Living Single, Martin, New York Undercover, The Hughleys, The Parenthood, The Steve Harvey Show, A Different World, Family Matters, Kenan & Kel, Cousin Skeeter, Smart Guy, Sister Sister, The Wayans Brothers, In Living Color, Static Shock, The Jamie Foxx Show, Girlfriends, Half & Half, One on One, The Proud Family, The Bernie Mac ShowAll of Us, My Wife & Kids, Eve, The Parkers, The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris, and The Game.

heroineheroine

ratchetengineer:

Photo Highlights from Ferguson October “Weekend of Resistance”

Quote from J. Myles
“Real talk- I did this for a weekend. These ppl here have been doing this every damn day. I’m exhausted over here wondering how ppl can handle the mental and physical strain. They are legit fighting for mike brown and the systematic racism we face as a ppl. [We], whoever all need to support them because this fight is for all of us. No way around that fact. “