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Like all concerned mothers, Victorine Minoarison and Helene Baotlata sacrifice for their families. They skimp on their own meals so their children can eat more. They work hard in their fields in rural Madagascar to harvest enough rice to sell and eat throughout the year.
They are such simple things—variations on the type of small vegetable plots many of us have in our own backyards—yet keyhole gardens are having a profound effect on the lives of people in Lesotho, a small nation that's an "island" in the middle of South Africa.
Locavore: It's the term coined in the United States to describe folks who strive to eat only locally grown food.
Locavores carefully source their food—both to sustain their local agricultural community and to help cut down on the environmental effects of trucking food long...More
Care of the smallest children in East Timor often falls to mothers. They wipe runny noses and labor over cooked-from-scratch meals, and meet the youngest children's needs while attending to demands from older siblings. Fathers also provide some of this direct care, but it's a rare enough...More
When Edgardo Salinas set out for church on a recent Sunday morning after skipping breakfast, he was prepared to go without food for the entire day. He had never fasted before, but on March 2, he was determined to see what it would feel like to be hungry.
Salinas, a 28-year-old...More