• Philanthropists and the charities they support

“Poverty porn” awards poke fun at charity stereotypes

You’ve seen these commercials, on the low-rent cable channels where the advertisers are trial lawyers and companies with 800 numbers hawking “amazing” products. You see a starving child, in the middle of a decrepit village in Africa. You can save this child, you are told, for a low monthly payment. […]

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Cornell Receives $35 Million for Cassava Breeding Project

The funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom will enable researchers to expand international efforts to deliver improved varieties of cassava to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa…. Source: Phil News Digest