Roundup: Food security, The Tree of Life, Foodbank, holistic gardening
In the wake of agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) nations meeting in Paris, France, last week – to discuss how to combat food shortage and soaring prices, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has written to US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, urging “consideration of the needs of people in developing countries most affected by food insecurity.”
When evangelicals pronounce on topics like the origins of the universe, the results are almost always awful – embarrassing, infuriating, unwatchable. When a reclusive, visionary filmmaker like Terrence Malick treats the same subject matter, as he does in his new movie The Tree of Life, one is transported.
Malick’s genius does not lie in doing the things that film does better than other filmmakers. It lies instead in expanding the possibilities of what film can do.
Welfare agencies showed they had all the ingredients for a hunger-free community at Foodbank in Wetherill Park last week.
Gardening isn’t just for green thumbs.