April 29, 2008 at 6:28 AM EDT
BERN, SWITZERLAND — The United Nations plans to establish a task force to tackle the global food crisis to avert "social unrest on an unprecedented scale," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.
Mr. Ban, who will lead the task force, said its first priority will be to meet the $755-million (U.S.) shortfall in funding for the World Food Program.
"Without full funding of these emergency requirements, we risk again the spectre of widespread hunger, malnutrition and social unrest on an unprecedented scale," he told reporters in the Swiss capital, Bern, where the UN agency chiefs have been meeting.
Speaking of Linwood House, The Province carried a pretty good article on us this morning. It might be useful for those of you who have been asking for more information on who we are and what we're up to. You can link to the article from here.
Bruxy Cavey is starting a new series at The Meeting House on May 11 call The Revolution. When I saw Bruxy last month he was pretty excited about it. I'll definitely be dialing in on the podcast for this one.
They've got a web site set up for inviting friends. It takes a while to load, but if you click on any of the images once it's up you'll understand why.
UPDATE: There's a Facebook Event set up for the series, which gave me a look at the back of the card. This looks very, very good.