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8 The dilemma of eating locally and hurting others globally

Farmer plants rice in the Philippines. Credit: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Want to change the world? Many tell you to start at the grocery story…or with your local farmers market. Eat less meat, go organic, eat local and eat healthier. Such recommendations can be heard just about anywhere and…

0 Wordy word AIDS Day

No, that’s not a typo. I’ve decided to mark this 30th anniversary of the recognized beginning of the pandemic as Wordy AIDS Day rather than use its official name, World AIDS Day, because most of what the international community is doing is saying they want to continue the fight against…

0 Dichotomy alert: AIDS prevention vs treatment debate re-emerges

Today is the day after World AIDS Day. Things are pretty much the same. Flickr, Benny Sølz. Ruminating on the crazed repetitiveness yesterday of the news stories for this issue du jour, I felt a slight irritation crawling up from the lizard portion of my brain. Something in the torrent…

0 Obama’s global health diarist gets his goat

Is Obama’s $63 billion Global Health Initiative working? That’s the title of one of the initial posts in “Africa Diaries” a series of reports to come by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother to President Obama’s former chief of staff (and now Chicago mayoral wannabe) Rahm Emanuel. Dr. Emanuel is a bioethicist…