In photos, Gastronomical Injustice of food glorious food and what the world is eating; On the historically damaged and recovered Arab ego; And Unfolding the (foiled) plot of the Iranian killing the Saudi.
From the bounty of harvest, the dearth of starvation:
"In honor of Blog Action Day 2011, where the bloggers all around the world are talking about food, or the lack there of, we bring you a photo essay by Time Magazine based on the book Hungry Planet. Since the heart of 7iberINC’s work focuses on finding different ways of telling compelling stories, digitally, we thought this was a great attempt at highlighting the issue of gastronomical inequity."
Blog Action Day: Jordan Food Security Conversation
Do you care that people are hungry?
"This year’s Blog Action Day is dedicated to the issue of food. The most unsexy of issues. Seriously. War will always triumph over famine in media coverage and listeners’ attention. That’s just the way the world seems to work. Unless you personally (that’s right, you reading this right now) personally have a growling stomach and no avenue or mechanism of support to resolve that problem, be it right now, today, or in the next week, month and year – then you probably don’t care."
"A healthy ego is essential for the sound functioning of any individual. Societies and groups also require the healthy equivalent of an ego, which can be defined as a set of guiding principles in how they perceive themselves and their relationship with others."
Saudi Arabia/Iran/USA: Unfolding of Plot to Assassinate Saudi Ambassador to USA
"The Iranian government apparently had no remorse or conscious of retribution in its formulation and activation of a covert plot to assassinate His Excellency Adel Al-Jubair, Saudi Ambassador to the United States. The plot was foiled as final plans were in the making of killing the Saudi Ambassador as he frequented his favorite restaurant."
Blog Action Day 2011: On the Right to Food, Hunger and Poverty
On the 'epic fail' of safeguarding the human right to food and to life:
"The right to food is a Human Right: it might be good to be reminded of that fact as we watch around 6 million children die per year as a result of starvation and related diseasesi.
The right to food sends us back to the very rights to live, and to live in dignity. It is consigned at article 25 §1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rightsii,"