Edible Education

by WorldLink staffHow can schools help kids make healthy food choices? In this new video from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, Edible Schoolyard founder Alice Waters talks about the value of garden and kitchen experiences in transforming

Sierra Leone return to agriculture

Sierra Leone is probably best known for its dangerous and often violent diamond mining. But according to journalism student Martin Ricard, the country and its youth are slowly turning back to agriculture. Ricard recently won a 2010 Award for Online

Is Malaria Eradication the Right Goal?

Back in 2007, the contemporary titans of development funding, Bill and Melinda Gates, called for the global eradication of malaria. Remember when Bill unleashed supposedly malarial mosquitos on an audience at TED (5:05)? Surely malaria

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