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In many ways the enormous outpouring of support for Haiti after the earthquake was very moving. In other ways, not so much – consider the International community’s total lack of interest in whether Haitians will be able to feed themselves in the upcoming year – “We’re very happy to send our surgeons, engineers and food…

Reversing Deforestation in Haiti

My fellow Science blogger Eric Michael Johnson has a superb post up about possible strategies for reforestation in Haiti – and the enormous economic barriers to doing so: In other words, by providing a 25% subsidy for seed and a 75% subsidy for fertilizers both large and small farms would improve their income while at…

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post with the above title, about the way that biofuel and meat production in the US was pushing up world food prices. I observed, as has been documented in any number of studies, that when the world’s poorest people and the world’s richest people’s vehicles (or their…

To Give To Haiti

It is always hard to grasp the magnitude of suffering in Haiti – a place that should not be so desperately impoverished, that should never be the victim of so much suffering has an almost unending depth of misery. And it has only gotten worse over the last few years, as high food prices have…