Category Archives: food

Global Extreme Poverty

Recent United Nations’ Report While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a … Continue reading

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We Are Also Selling Vanilla Beans from Uganda

In addition to selling specialty coffee, we are marketing Ugandan vanilla beans to help finance our humanitarian efforts in Africa. Vanilla is a important cash crop for small-scale and subsistence farmers in Uganda.  The variety is know as bourbon vanilla … Continue reading

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We Are Selling Ugandan Coffee

Subsistence farmers in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains grow coffee beans as a cash crop.  Coffee brewed from their beans has great taste and aroma, and is organic and fair trade.  Unfortunately, the area, located in western Uganda adjacent to the Democratic … Continue reading

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Pay LDS Tithing or Feed Your Family?

General Authorities need to be careful about the advice they give members during General Conference.  Suggesting that tithing should be paid before feeding your family is NOT good policy. In April 2017 General Conference, the following advice was given: After … Continue reading

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History and the Nutritional Value of Alcohol

By Andrew Curry, Writer [1] People drank the stuff (alcohol) for the same reasons primates ate fermented fruit:  because it [made them feel good and because] it was good for them.  Yeasts produce ethanol as a form of chemical warfare–it’s … Continue reading

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Medieval Nutrition and Its Effect on the Peasantry

As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, I majored in history, with a strong interest in the social history of the Middle Ages.  My father was a biochemist with a specialty in nutrition.  So with suggestions from him, it was … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts

By William MacAskill, Co-founder of the Effective Altruism Movement [1] Giving gifts to loved ones is great; it’s a rewarding way to spread joy and strengthen friendships and family ties.  But at this time of year I’m always reminded of … Continue reading

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