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Announcing The WIP 3.0

In 2006, a handful of enthusiastic editors began a collaboration that would ultimately become The WIP. On our first day online, March 7, 2007, I posted […]

Feature Articles, The WIP Editorial

The Increasing Burden of Diabetes in China

China’s economic growth in the last three decades has dramatically transformed the nation’s economic landscape, removing 500 million people from poverty. This progress, however, has been […]

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UK Government Makes ‘Wrong Cuts in Wrong Places’

The British government has dramatically cut funding for community colleges. This action has a huge impact on England’s arts, a large slice of the economy. On […]

Arts & Culture, Teaching & Learning, The WIP Talk, United Kingdom

28 Awesome Innovations Feeding Our Cities

Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), urban farms already supply food to about 700 […]

Animals & Environment, Food & Nutrition, The WIP Talk

Health Risks of Electronic Devices

As computers and other electronic devices are becoming more widely used – particularly by young people – little consideration is normally given to the health risks […]

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16 Successful Projects Highlighting Permaculture Use

by Danielle Nierenberg, Savannah Knell, and Emily Nink Permaculture is an innovative ethics and design based process used to make agriculture more sustainable, restore soil, conserve water, […]

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Yemen: The Ravage of a Country

Recent indiscriminate air attacks by Saudi Arabia on civilians in Harez (northwest of Yemen) have resulted in 33 civilian deaths and 67 people with serious injuries. […]

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Crowdsourced Data for Gender Equality

This past April, a survey of 300 women commuters on the Paris metro system found that every one of them experienced some form of sexual harassment […]

Gender Equality, Sexual Harassment, Street Harassment, The WIP Talk

Human Rights are not a Game: Azerbaijan’s Leyla Yunus

As the close of the European Games on June 28 draws near, the question What will happen to Leyla Yunus remains. Yunus is one of the many human […]

Activism, Human Rights, The WIP Talk

Gazan Children’s Harrowing Cry for Help

A year after Israel’s attack on Gaza, children there are still trying to recover from the consequences of the brutal assault on the Strip. The Israeli […]

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30 Women Under 30 Changing Food

There are hundreds of women who inspire us at Food Tank. They are entrepreneurs, stewards of the land, business owners, researchers, farmers, and innovators, who are […]

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Deconstructing Donald Trump

Those who quickly dismiss Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency are wrong. Rather than being a rambling account of a confused man’s thoughts, his announcement is […]

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