Globalisation will soon lead to crop falure and decrease in diversity food supply

Globalisation continues to touch almost every aspect of life in the modern world and this includes the food on our table. Over the last 50 years, our diets around the world have become more homogeneous,  while the diversity of food supply has decreased, which could mean that the world’s crops will be increasingly vulnerable to climate change and other dangers, according to a new report.
What is new, according to the report by co-author Andy Jarvis, in a press release under the section,  the scale of the risk, and the stakes involved, they stated that, as the global population continues to grow, the need to feed additional billions expands along with it. “International agencies have hammered away in recent years with the message that agriculture must produce more food for over 9 billion people by 2050,” 
If crop failures is to occur with very few dominant crops, the effect could be disastrous in a much more populated world,  Khoury said.
“I have an analogy I like to use about transport systems. Here where I live in Cali, Colombia, people take these microbuses to work, and there’s 20-30 people on a bus, and if any of those buses breaks down, it affects that many people,” he said.
“But if you have a system like the Tokyo metro, where you’re transporting millions of people a day and its efficient and fast and people believe in it and its working, if you have a breakdown in that system, it also affects a lot more people,” he said.

Christopher Fomunyoh (NDI) says "Badly organized elections are sources of conflict "

In his recent visist in Côte d’ Ivoire, Dr Christopher Fomunyoh voiced his honnest opinion at the citizen’s observationon on the biometric voter registration. 
Present in Côte d’ Ivoire as part of the activities of the National Democratic Institute (NDI ), the Africa director of this Institute , Christopher Fomunyoh , emphasized the consequences of poorly organized elections .

“The elections are badly organized sources of conflict,” he said at the opening of the workshop on ” citizen observation of the biometric voter registration . ” Who took place  from the 4th to 6th  March 2014 in Abidjan- Plateau.

 This workshop was followed by a discussion meeting , on Saturday, March 8 around the international evaluation for the  preparations of the  2015 presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire report.  

For her part, Ms. Cheryl Sim, Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of the United States in Côte d’ Ivoire, also stressed the importance of holding transparent elections.
” Transparent elections deemed free and fair by the citizens of a country is the cornerstone of democracy,” she said. For the specific case of Côte d’Ivoire, she said that if this is done, it will ” show the world ” that the country has turned their back to the post-election conflict. This will be the evidence, she continued , the Ivorian political leaders are now committed to democratic ideals.
Leaders of civil society , she says, ” you have an important role to play before and after the current electoral cycle role . “
At the end of this meetings, Dr Christopher Fomunyoh hoped that participants from civil society will benefit a great deal from this event  .

Genevieve wishes a big Happy Birthday to Omotola Via tweeter..How sweet..!!

💃🎉Happy birthday to the beautiful, one and only Omosexy 😘 ✌️❤️💋🎉

Educational: Woman had maggots in her vagina

Posted in wpzoom Odd World on January 31, 2014 10:59 am

News of woman who had maggot in her vagina and got them removed by a doctor suddenly went viral this January and still is.
According to reports,  this woman caught STD after having unprotected sex, this STD is called the ‘sex superbug’ which had caused the growth of live maggots in her vagina.
However some other rumour emerged that, this woman was rather infected with maggots after childbirth at a government hospital in India  and that the infection was as a result of gross medical negligence of the doctors and nurses who performed the delivery after the gauze used to stop bleeding after delivery was left inside the woman by doctors.
The victim, 22-year-old, Reshma Kumar (name changed), 10 days after giving birth to a baby at a government hospital, found flesh eating maggots crawling down her legs.Alarmed at her shocking physical state, Reshma’s husband, Shamlal (name changed), immediately took her to a hospital in Hadapsar.
After examining her, the doctor revealed that a large wad of gauze, used to stop bleeding, had been left inside her vagina after giving birth.And the gauze caused a serious infection, resulting in maggot infestation. hmmmm sad story….this was however removed by the doctor who took upon. 
According to Times of India:

The gauze should be removed immediately after the bleeding stops.It is a fact that gauze invariably gets infected if it is kept for a long time,since it is a foreign body, said Dr Manda Ghorpade,head of the gynecology department in Sane Guruji Arogya Kendra in Hadapsar,where Reshma was treated.
Residents of Mundhwa,Reshma and Shamlal ,who works as a cleaner at a housekeeping company,hail from Bhadrak district in Orissa and moved to Pune two years ago.
“It was very painful.Initially,we thought it was normal to feel sore,but when I saw maggots,we were alarmed and went to the doctor straight away.The reason we did not file a complaint of medical negligence is because we are from a different state and I don’t even know any language other than Oriya.My husband does not have enough time and resources to fight the case, said Reshma”.
Any delay would have made the wound even worse and there were high chances of her contracting septicemia.We immediately removed the gauze swab and put turpentine for clear the wound of maggots,and later applied ointments.We put her on antibiotics,so that the infection gets healed quickly.It was so painful,that she was not even allowing us to touch her, added Dr Ghorpade.
Dr Shubhada Deoskar, a city based gynecologist,was shocked at the medical negligence on display.It is sad that such a thing has happened.Such a mistake is totally unacceptable.Gauze pack is one of the methods used to stop bleeding after delivery. Whenever such a pack is used,we always make a note that it has to be removed after certain period of time. When we go on the rounds,the first question we ask the resident doctors is whether the pack is removed, she said.

Hope she gets better soon enough to finally take care of her new born baby.

The Rohingya people need alot of prayers and Mercies from neighbouring governments

Photo credit:Reuters
Dear readers, please I am requesting for prayers for this group of people (the Rohingya) with the hope that, the neighbouring governments would have Mercy on their existence. The Rohingya are linguistically related to the Indo-Aryan peoples of India and Bangladesh. As of 2012, about 800,000 Rohingya live in Burma. According to the United Nations, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Many Rohingya have fled to ghettos and refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, and to areas along the Thai-Burma border. More than 100,000 Rohingya in Burma continue to live in camps for internally displaced persons, forbidden by authorities from leaving.
According to Human Right Watch January 2014 release, increased numbers of Rohingya, a Muslim minority that is effectively denied citizenship in Burma, have been crossing to Thailand in often-rickety boats. This has included numerous children, many of whom are unaccompanied by parents. 
Thousands of Rohingya have passed through one of at least three “trafficking camps” in southern Thailand, where some have been held for ransom or sold to fishing boats and farms as manual laborers. A high-ranking police official confirmed to journalists the existence of the camps and acknowledged an informal policy called “option two,” which relies on smuggling networks to expel Rohingya migrants, including asylum seekers, from Thailand. All prayer goes to this group of people…

America’s first gay Imam goes public with his reasons why…

Is this really possible? A gay Imam in USA? whos is even allowed to boast openly about it…! Com’on, it is no doubt to everyone that the United State of America is the land of all possibilities, but there is a big BUT here. To the best of my knowledge, the Quran forbids homosexuality. Infact, the traditional belief in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is that God forbids homosexuality, and this translates itself into the same-sex marriages as well. 

According to Linda Ikeji’s blog, Imam Daayiee Abdulah originally was born and raised in Detroit as a  Christian of the Baptist faith.  But somehow while in China for further studies, he got himself converted to Islam .

So what motivated the new Islamic Daayiee Abdulah to become an Iman? the spiritual gap that existed in the Islamic faith for the lesbians, gays & transsexuals was the drive, all in the hope of providing an ideal channel of Islamic support for them, he says. More after the cut…

“Being an openly gay imam and having been identified as such, I do get a lot of feedback and also kickback, but that’s OK,” he said. “I think that when people are unfamiliar with things, they tend to have an emotional knee-jerk reaction to it. Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. And because of the necessity in our community, that’s why I came into this particular role.”

He continue saying…

“They had contacted a number of imams, and no one would go and provide him his janazah services. This pained me. I believe every person, no matter if I disagree with you or not, you have the right as a Muslim to have the proper spiritual rites and rituals provided for you. And whoever judges you, that will be Allah’s decision, not me. The beautiful thing about God is that when you change your attitude, and say, ‘God, I need some help,’ and mean it sincerely, God is always there for you,”

Abdullah is an imam and educational director of the Light of Reform Mosque in Washington, D.C, and reffers to the place as a rare safe space for Muslim LGBT

Well lets recall the Bible and Quran, The International Community of Submitters / Masjid Tucson makes reference to the Old Testament, saying in Genesis 19, we see the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, where Lot implores the people of his town not to act wickedly and to leave his male guests alone. The story goes on to describe the persistence of the townsfolk in wishing to indulge in homosexuality and the subsequent annihilation of the two communities. Other verses in the Old Testament also prohibit homosexuality, e.g. Leviticus 18:22, 20:13. In the New Testament, we see similar proscriptions in I Corinthians 6:9, I Timothy 1:8-10, Romans 1:26-27 (the translation used is the New American Standard Bible).

You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. [Leviticus 18:22] 
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. [1 Corinthians 6:9-10]
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. [Romans 1:26-27]
In the Quran, we see reference to homosexuality in the story of Lot (the translation used is Quran: The Final Testament, translated by Dr. Rashad Khalifa).
Lot: Homosexuality Condemned 
Lot said to his people, “You commit such an abomination; no one in the world has done it before! You practice sex with the men, instead of the women. Indeed, you are a transgressing people.” His people responded by saying, “Evict them from your town. They are people who wish to be pure.” [7:80-82]
Lot said to his people, “How could you commit such an abomination, publicly, while you see? You practice sex with the men, lustfully, instead of the women. Indeed, you are ignorant people.” The only response from his people was their saying, “Banish Lot’s family from your town; they are people who wish to be pure.” [27:54-56] 

I no doubt believe Abdulah has all these words at hand anyway…