For those who have been following along since September, you’ll remember that one night we had our friend Dave over for dinner. We ate less that day to make sure we could feed him from our daily share of food. Dave then wrote an article which was denied by his editor at City Beat; it was supposedly “irrelevant”. I mentioned this once before, but feel it’s worth repeating in order to bring new readers up to speed.
About a month later Dave found a different home for his article about the One Dollar Diet Project. Our local community newspaper, The Coast News, was interested in running an alternate version of the article; that version came out today, and you can read it here.
The article is pretty good and offers some information that hasn’t been mentioned before. While I don’t remember saying, “most of the world eats on less than a dollar a day,” and figure I can blame “the media”; if I did say this, I must have been tired and not communicating well. For the record, about 15 percent of the global population, or one billion people, live on that amount.
Enjoy the article, and keep checking back for updates!