The Empty Bowl
The world is moving towards an acute and
irreversible food crisis, which has affected almost
100 million people across the world. It is one of
the biggest challenges that human civilization faces
in the 21st century.
Lessons From Africa
A wide smile, set in parchment-thin skin stretched tighter than a drum over the architecture of a once-beautiful face, greeted me as I slid quietly into the hospice room. Outside, in the South African instant that escorts day into night, Legogote’s shadow touched the red bricks of the hospice building as the sun slid behind the rock for- mation known to me as the “crouching lion.” The sentinel of the Lowveld keeps watch over the town of White River and the Homeland Valley, where HIV and tuberculosis gather like hyenas for the kill in the valley below the Mpumalanga Province escarpment....