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Is a global food crisis less than a decade away?

Sara Menker quit a career in commodities trading to figure out how the global value chain of agriculture works. Her discoveries have led to some startling predictions: “We could have a tipping point in global food and agriculture if surging demand surpasses the agricultural system’s structural capacity to produce food,” She offers a vision of this impossible world as well as some steps we can take today to avoid it.

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Medications for pain, birth control pills or those tablets you bought for your trip …three years ago. If you look in your medicine cabinet, chances are you’ll find medications that are expired or that you no longer need. Expired and unused prescription medications are often left lying in medicine cabinets and cupboards. This leads to their potential misuse and abuse. Adults and seniors may inadvertently take expired or unused prescription medications that are no longer effective. This can have dangerous interactions with other medications. What should we do with old unused drugs? Our Federal Government provides us with advice.


It is never too early to introduce art into a child’s life. Absorbing art, any kind of art, enriches the lives of those who are blessed with this experience. Making art, whether it be music, drawing, painting, sculpting, dancing – it doesn’t matter what kind – is perhaps one of the most rewarding feelings we can have. Making art can be a lifelong love, a challenge and an intellectual puzzle that always leaves a sense that so much is yet to be discovered. Art is a gift that we can give a child, but why does it always go into their mouths? Visit Mommypottamus’s website to read about homemade edible finger paint.