Response to hunger MDG:
I really don't mean to question these groups, i really am no place to call people out, but i really felt like i was getting corporate bullshitted. I've spent all year learning about how wrong the "green revolution" was, and to listen to this group describe how we should "educate" these people how to grow cash crops of all things...PEOPLE SURVIVED MILLIONS OF YEARS BEFORE THERE WAS AN ECONOMY AND WE FED OURSELVES FINE. I think we hear too much these days about treating problems without looking at why they're problems in the first place. take hunger - why are these people hungry? well for starters the population is way over what the land will hold, so teaching them to grow your flowers isn't gonna help. better use their resources? so producing your products is a better use, than simply using them for themselves? i don't really get where this group was heading. Take for example the OXFAM example, of teaching them to grow cash crops, sure the guys are making five times as much, BUT THERE ISN'T ANY WATER LEFT. all these people are going to die by the way of dehydration in little over a year if current use keeps up. and irrigation? what is more wasteful than growing a crop somewhere it can't naturally?!?! sorry, it isn't the answer. it didn't work 40 years ago, it won't work now. I AM TIRED OF WATCHING PEOPLE RE-TRY THESE TERRIBLE SOLUTIONS. sorry guys, with all due respect, that presentation was a load of crap. in my humble opinion. sorry. really i am, good job, but everything i've learned in my life time tells me its us that have to change - not them.