Organic Food and Farm-to-Table Pioneer Alice Waters Is Creating a Revolution in School Lunches

When I spoke with Alice Waters, we didn’t focus on her famed restaurant, Chez Panisse, or her profound impact on the way we eat today, starting with the concept of farm to table. Rather, we talked about her passionate, decades-long campaign to provide organic school lunches to kids across the country. Waters has long advocated that…

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‘The help never lasts’: why has Mexico’s education revolution failed?

Education was meant to be president Enrique Peña Nieto’s flagship policy. Yet salaries are still being paid to ‘ghost teachers’ who never enter a classroom, while children lack the tools – and sometimes even the food – they need to learn

Thank you Republicrats: 17 Charts and Figures that show the US is not as developed as you’d think

Editorial note: Earth Advocacy News would like to personally thank the Democratic and Republican duopoly (aka the Republicrat Party) whose long hold on power has led us to this unhealthy condition.

The US was traditionally regarded as the world’s richest nation, the leading economy, the home of leading businesses. But is it really so nowadays? These charts seem to suggest otherwise and really leave us wondering. In many essential ways, the US fares much worse than all other developed countries. Poverty The first thing that strikes you…

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Ninety-five Theses Against the Democratic and Republican Duopoly

by Shawn C. Gay, Ph.D. Founder, Earth Advocacy News EA News note: A pdf version of this publication is available here. Please share the URL or pdf version of this post if you find it useful and informative. November 1, 2016 In the spirit of Martin Luther, this list of theses has been compiled as … Read moreNinety-five Theses Against the Democratic and Republican Duopoly

World must tackle intolerance and exclusion, says Social Progress Index

US scores low on Social Progress Index

Finland came top and Central African Republic bottom of the index, which ranks 133 countries for how they meet citizens’ social and environmental needs

Teachers have to be therapist one moment, social worker the next

The former children’s mental health tsar on why schools have become the last line of support for vulnerable pupils

The lost generation: Children in conflict zones

The lack of education, coupled with a sense of despair and hopelessness creates the perfect conditions for the radicalisation of refugee children. Without education, refugee youth will not have the economic opportunities provided to children in areas not disturbed by conflict.

UNICEF reported an increasing trend of child recruitment to fight for parties to conflict, especially in Syria.

Children tired of working long hours in sweatshops for little pay tend to find the offer to fight at a salary of $400 a month particularly enticing.

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