Spring Gillard

Global Food Crisis

When I was writing the chapter on international aid for my latest book, I relied heavily on two reports out of the Oakland Institute and also interviewed Anuradha Mittal, the executive director. The Oakland Institute is a think tank based in, where else, Oakland, California. They focus on social, economic and environmental policy issues and […]

Something’s Myth-ing

I came across a Greek myth that captures the current state of the world, in particular the global food crisis, and one that carries a harsh warning: it is not a good idea to piss off the gods. The vengeance can be quite macabre. Nevertheless, mere mortals manage to do it; some even relish it. […]