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How Sustainable Farming Could Feed 3 Billion More People



A three-pronged approach has been developed to remedy the global food shortage.

With the population of the world expected to hit 9.7 billion by 2050, it’s no secret that reliable, sustainable, and nutritious food sources need to be developed today to provide for the future tomorrow. But the outlook of providing enough food for future generations is skeptical at best, and scientists, researchers, and farmers are concerned that not enough is being done in the present to prevent food-related catastrophe.

However, some individuals do hold positive outlook that if given the right tools for change and support, another 3 billion people could be fed from sustainable farming methods.

Paul West, from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, along with colleagues believe that if‘given the right levers’, feeding the whole world will be possible. The team believes that the majority of food production problems stem from just a handful of countries, and if such areas could be concentrated on, three billion more people could potentially be fed, along with reduced environmental damage.


“The way we are growing agriculture right now is totally not sustainable.” said West

West and his colleagues have been looking for “leverage points”, or areas with the most potential to change how we grow food. The team focused on the 17 crops that represent 86 percent of the world’s crop calories and consume the most water and fertilizer. From their findings, they developed a three-pronged approach to remedy the global food shortage situation.

Stated Greg Asner of the Carnegie Institute for Science in Stanford, California, “They’re taking a high-altitude view of all the possible points that need to be made if we’re going to feed a planet full of people. It’s incredibly valuable to have all that in one place.”

The study led by West suggests three fundamental areas where food production can be boosted and grown sustainably, leading to increased yields from unproductive farms, decreased amount of waste produced, and change in the way people eat.

In the map below, highlighted areas depict where the most money could be saved.



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Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge…

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If we see, in reality, “Ice Bucket Challenge” is nothing more than a reflection of societies’ slavery which is in the hands of a few artificially glamorized celebrities (Hollywood, Bollywood actors, Politicians, Sports persons, etc.). This clearly shows the influence certain people have on the masses even without meeting them in person, or giving them any money or perks. The way this cult started is something we all need to contemplate on. The media controls the world; the hearts and the minds of people. Read more here in sha Allah

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Sweden is Now Recycling 99 Percent of its Trash (Video)

It would serve Americans greatly to take a page out of Sweden’s book about recycling their waste.



The Scandinavian nation of Sweden has set a new precedent in the world of recycling its trash, with a near zero waste amount of 99 percent. Sweden was already ahead of the game back in 2012, when they were recycling 96 percent of their trash, but the three percent jump in just two years is quite impressive. Image credit:

How does Sweden do it? They have an aggressive recycling policy, which goes in an order of importance: prevention, reuse, recycling, recycling alternatives, and as a last resort, disposal in landfill. As of 2014, only 1 percent of their waste ends up in a landfill.

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Waste water contaminates Mexico rivers (Video)

info-pictogram1 Pollutants including sulphuric acid and heavy metals from a copper mine have entered rivers in country’s north. Monica Villamizar reports.

On Excess

By: Meltem Baykaner


The day of Eid al-Adha last year was happily spent with my husband’s side of the family.

With the men in one room of my brother-in-law’s house and we women in the other, we laughed as the children bounced around us excitedly, concentrating on one of the activities thoughtfully set up for them for no longer than a few seconds at a time before moving on to another.

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Don’t waste your words on people that deserve your silence.

gb copy Don’t waste your words on people that deserve your silence.
es copy No pierda sus palabras en las personas que merecen su silencio.
nl copy Heeft uw woorden niet verspillen aan mensen die uw stilte verdienen.
fr copy Ne perdez pas vos mots sur les gens qui méritent votre silence.
de copy Vergeuden Sie nicht Ihre Worte auf Menschen, die Ihre Ruhe verdient.
CN67867 Bùyào làngfèi rén zhídé nǐ de chénmò nǐ dehuà.
Sweden Slösa inte dina ord på människor som förtjänar din tystnad.
rus7897 Ne trat’te vashi slova na lyudey , kotoryye zasluzhivayut vashe molchaniye.
4523turkey Sessizliğini hak insanlar üzerinde kelime israf etmeyin.
images Non sprecare le tue parole sulle persone che meritano il vostro silenzio.
indonesiaID Jangan buang kata-kata Anda pada orang-orang yang layak diam Anda.

Life’s too short to waste on bad habits.

gb copy Life’s too short to waste on bad habits.
es copy La vida es demasiado corta para perder en los malos hábitos.
nl copy Het leven is te kort om te verspillen aan slechte gewoonten.
fr copy La vie est trop courte pour perdre sur de mauvaises habitudes.
de copy Das Leben ist zu kurz, um schlechte Gewohnheiten zu verschwenden.
CN67867 Shēngmìng tài duǎnzàn, bùyào làngfèi zài huài xíguàn.
Sweden Livet är för kort för att slösa bort på dåliga vanor.
rus7897 Zhizn’ slishkom korotka, chtoby tratit’ na vrednykh privychek.
4523turkey Hayat kötü alışkanlıkları atık için çok kısa.
images La vita è troppo breve per perdere in cattive abitudini.
indonesiaID Hidup terlalu singkat untuk membuang kebiasaan buruk.

Most people get ahead during the time that others waste.

gb copy Most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
es copy La mayoría de la gente salir adelante durante el tiempo que otros desperdician.
nl copy De meeste mensen vooruit te komen in de tijd dat anderen verspillen.
fr copy La plupart des gens aller de l’avant pendant le temps que d’autres perdent.
de copy Die meisten Menschen bekommen in der Zeit vor, die andere zu verschwenden.
CN67867 Dà duōshù rén huòdé chénggōng shí, qítā rén làngfèi de shíjiān.
Sweden De flesta människor komma framåt under den tid som andra slösar.
rus7897 Bol’shinstvo lyudey operedit’ v to vremya, kak drugiye otkhody.
4523turkey Çoğu insan, başkalarının atık döneminde öne geçmek.
images La maggior parte delle persone andare avanti durante il tempo che gli altri rifiuti.
indonesiaID Kebanyakan orang maju selama waktu bahwa limbah lain.

Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

gb copy Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
es copy No pierda las palabras en las personas que merecen su silencio. A veces la cosa más poderosa que se puede decir nada en absoluto.
nl copy Geen woorden verspillen aan mensen die uw stilte verdienen. Soms is de meest krachtige wat je kan zeggen is helemaal niets.
fr copy Ne perdez pas de mots sur les personnes qui méritent votre silence. Parfois, la chose la plus puissante que vous pouvez dire, c’est rien du tout.
de copy Verschwenden Sie keine Wörter auf Menschen, die Ihre Ruhe verdient. Manchmal ist das Beste, was man sagen kann, ist gar nichts.
CN67867 Bùyào làngfèi de rén shuí zhídé nǐ chénmò dehuà. Yǒu shíhou, zuì qiáng dà de dōngxi, nǐ kěyǐ shuō shì shénme dōu méiyǒu.
Sweden Slösa inte ord för människor som förtjänar din tystnad. Ibland är det mest kraftfulla man kan säga är ingenting alls.
rus7897 Ne trat’te slov na lyudey, kotoryye zasluzhivayut vashe molchaniye . Inogda samyy moshchnyy , chto mozhno skazat’ nichego voobshche.
4523turkey Sessizliğini hak insanlara kelime israf etmeyin. Bazen söyleyebilirim en güçlü şey, hiç bir şey değildir.
images Non sprecare parole su persone che meritano il vostro silenzio. A volte la cosa più potente che si può dire è nulla.
indonesiaID Jangan buang kata-kata pada orang-orang yang layak keheningan Anda. Kadang-kadang hal yang paling kuat yang dapat Anda katakan adalah apa-apa.