Catch of the Week #4: Solving food deserts & the Nobel Peace Prize

Last update on 11 ottobre 2013.

Catch of the Week #4: Solving food deserts & the Nobel Peace Prize

This Catch of the Week is the video edition.

 

We wanted to share an interview about one girl’s struggle to ensure access to education for all, and an American who took food production into his own hands and started a fantastic urban agriculture project in Los Angeles.

 

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this week to a watchdog organization overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile. 

 

“The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is an independent international body formed in 1997 to implement a new global treaty prohibiting the stockpiling of chemical weapons.” The organization is based in the Netherlands and has 189 member countries and is deploying teams to Syria to begin the task of shutting down the country’s chemical-weapons production facilities. Other contenders included Denis Mukwege, a doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo who has treated thousands of rape and torture victims and Malala Yousafzai, a remarkable 16-year-old girl who is calling for worldwide access to education to name two. Check out the full list here.

 

Take a look at the great interview Malala gave on Jon Stewart… she left him speechless!

 

 

In other news, food deserts are increasingly becoming a problem with changes in climate and rising fuel prices. Ron Finley has decided to do something about it. Take a look at this TED talk discussing guerrilla urban gardening in Los Angeles. Maybe it will inspire some ideas for your neighbourhood!

 

 

  

Have a great weekend everyone!

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The Catch of the Week is a new blog series we will be running here at I4P. Check in every Friday to see the featured projects, articles, events or fun facts that we have chosen from around the platform!

 

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