“Hunger Can Be a Positive Motivator”

A few weeks ago, I attended the Association of Arizona Food Banks‘¬†annual conference. They showed a¬†video in which Stephen Colbert does his thing in response to a 2009 comment by then-Missouri state representative Cynthia Davis. I had never seen it before and it is just too good not to share. Unfortunately, WordPress does not support embedding from non-specified sites, so you’ll have to click this link to see the video. Believe me – it is worth it!

Update: Some people have had trouble viewing the video using the link above. Here is another link, on YouTube – it should work!

Priorities

“Objectives such as supplying diverse, culturally-acceptable foods to communities, supporting smallholders, sustaining soil and water resources, and raising food security within particularly vulnerable areas, must not be crowded out by the one-dimensional quest to produce more food…”

-Olivier de Schutter, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food