Great News Travels Fast

Major news organizations msnbc.com and The Huffington Post share the good news about Heifer's new CEO, Pierre Ferrari. And Arkansas' newspaper, the Democrat-Gazette, put the Thursday announcement on the front page in Friday's newspaper. Pass it

Food Is Like Music

by WorldLink staffWhat inspires you to be creative in the kitchen? In this fresh new clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, chef Jamie Oliver, star of TV’s Food Revolution, breaks out his drum kit and riffs on the pleasures of simple

Cholera Affects Heifer Haiti Participants

The cholera outbreak in Haiti that's killed 250 people is affecting participants in Heifer's projects there. Heifer International sent out the following release today: Heifer Haiti staff not infected by cholera outbreak; disease claims project

The Root (Vegetables) of Success

It may be the cooler weather or my own insatiable appetite for the orange-fleshed tubers, but I liked this video from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation about a Tanzanian farmer building a better livelihood with a new crop—sweet

Two-Wheeled Solution to a Real-World Problem

Fixes, a new online column from The New York Times, is all about “solutions to social problems and why they work.” I have high hopes for this series. In their first installment, cleverly called “Health Care and the Art of Motorcycle

Eat Your View

by WorldLink staffWhat foods do you buy locally? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, journalist Michael Pollan encourages buying local food to conserve energy, support farmers, and preserve the natural landscape. Watch Michael Pollan

Building Up from the Rubble, Literally

A friend of mine is preparing for a trip to Haiti next February, where he'll be building new houses from the copious rubble left by the old ones. Thousands of families are still living in tents nearly a year after the quake, and conditions in these