Who knew the human race was *this close* to being extinct?
Turns out, there was a day when there were only a couple thousand humans left…and we almost didn’t make it. But in the early Stone Age, the tide shifted.
Tens of thousands of years later, how could anyone know the human race was nearly wiped out?
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I can’t stop blogging about the food crisis because if you haven’t felt the effects already, trust me, they’re not far off.
I spoke to the San Francisco Food Bank this afternoon, and the numbers are not encouraging. I was told the food shortage and economic situation in general are definitely being felt at this organization. Number one, Marguerite Nowak from the SF Food Bank tells me, there are more families in need. In the past year, the number of people they serve has jumped form 118,000 to 124,000.
But to handle that increased demand, there is actually a shrinking supply. Nowak tells me the Food Bank’s prices are going up – which we can all relate to – while donations are going down. Manufacturing costs are on the rise – which is why we pay more for some items – and the businesses they deal with have had to cut back on what they can offer. As for those cost increases, Nowak told me where last year a dozen eggs cost them 75cents, this year they’re $1.50. Sobering...
You know I like to leave with you some inspiration… today it comes in from Dr. Lorna Stuart, a CNN Hero. She left her private practice to care for the uninsured. Today, along with more than 100 volunteers – 20 of whom are retired and practicing doctors – Dr Stuart’s clinic sees more than 800 patients per month, some paying as little as 50 cents for their visit.
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