Global Poverty http://www.kplu.org en WSU to develop heat-resistant wheat http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-develop-heat-resistant-wheat <p>An idea for helping Washington’s wheat farmers might also help fight poverty around the world. &nbsp;It’s a new variety of wheat that could thrive despite global warming.</p><p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Washington State University will lead an effort to develop wheat varieties that are better at tolerating high temperatures.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The $16 million project is part of the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative called Feed the Future.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:17:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Keith Seinfeld 8362 at http://www.kplu.org WSU to develop heat-resistant wheat World Vision under fire for Super Bowl “loser” clothing donations http://www.kplu.org/post/world-vision-under-fire-super-bowl-%E2%80%9Closer%E2%80%9D-clothing-donations <p>Ever wonder what happens to all those Super Bowl “champions” shirts and hats that are printed up in advance, but for the <em>losing</em> team?&nbsp;</p><p>Given this,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.worldvision.org/content.nsf/about/20110201-Super-Bowl-gear?OpenDocument" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; " target="_blank">World Vision for the past 15 years</a>&nbsp;has been collecting this loser gear left over from the Super Bowl and distributing it to people in poor countries:</p><blockquote><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">World Vision identifies countries and communities in need overseas who will benefit from the gear. This year’s unused Super Bowl merchandise will make its way to Zambia, Armenia, Nicaragua, and Romania in the months to come. On average, this equates to about 100 pallets annually — $2 million worth of product — or about 100,000 articles of clothing that, instead of being destroyed, will help children and adults in need.</p></blockquote><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">So don’t be surprised if you see lots of folks in southern Africa, eastern Europe or Central America mistakenly believing the Pittsburgh Steelers won.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">It may sound like a nice enough thing to do, but a lot of folks think it’s actually harmful and even immoral: donating clothing.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><a href="http://www.humanosphere.org">Read More</a></p><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:15:56 +0000 Tom Paulson 765 at http://www.kplu.org World Vision under fire for Super Bowl “loser” clothing donations Tuesday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/tuesday-mornings-headlines <P>A surprise windstorm; world finance experts in Seattle, and grocery workers talk strike. Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:34:11 +0000 Gary Davis 150 at http://www.kplu.org Tuesday morning's headlines