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  • Faith advocates see victories in new farm bill

    Faith advocates see victories in new farm bill

    The farm bill that passed both houses of Congress by wide margins has been praised by Catholic groups.

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  • New program in India tries to heal addiction by healing the earth

    New program in India tries to heal addiction by healing the earth

    Inspired by ‘Laudato si’,’ the environmental encyclical by Pope Francis, the Kripa Foundation established a kitchen garden and food forest at its rehabilitation facility in Goa, allowing patients to work the earth as part of their treatment. Father Joe Pereira said through agricultural therapy, a person suffering from addiction learns to see the will of God unfold in creation, and learns a spirituality of Creation.

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  • Catholic medical professionals in Nigeria want GM crops regulated

    Catholic medical professionals in Nigeria want GM crops regulated

    While recognizing that nutrition falls within the realm of the “basic needs of humans” and therefore improved food production and distribution techniques remain critical to human survival, the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria has cautioned that “the application of a technology without adequate assurance of safety is immoral, ” and claimed GMOs could come with enormous health consequences, and have the potential to damage the environment, leading to the loss of biodiversity. Most scientists say GMOs are safe, and could help Africa solve a hunger crisis.

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