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Africa Learns To Feed Itself From A New Era of Plant Breeders

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In the 1960s when the world faced chronic food shortages, the green revolution was born and it had an enormous impact on Asia, particularly in India and Latin America. These two continents were able to turn food deficits into food surplus by focusing on plant breeding. However, Africa missed out because of the level of investment, infrastructure, capacity and ability to use those techniques was missing.

We Need To Shake Things Up: As, In A Room Full of 25 Engineers, Only Three Will Be Women

"I'm capable of doing things I never thought I could do. I'm motivated to start my own company. I want to make a difference in my community" says Diana, aged 16.  A stirring quote from a teenage girl filled with hope and determination for her future.

Bombardier Helps Indian Citizens Clean The Country

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has got behind the ‘Clean India Movement’ and helped to clear up the Navlakhi Grounds in Vadodara, India. More than 250 Bombardier employees volunteered to help and urged the local people of Vadodara to help keep the grounds and city clean.

Two Very Different London Stories about Investments in Affordable Housing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Recently, there has been a story in the news that links low-paid workers including firefighters, teachers and other public sector employees in America to pensioners and single mothers in East London.

The Brown Bear Returns to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Exciting news: scientists have captured what is believed to be the first photographic evidence of brown bears within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ), an area set up after one of the world's worst nuclear accidents at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine in April 1986.

This Christmas, Americans Asked To ‘Believe’ for Make A Wish Foundation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The Make A Wish Foundation has helped dreams come true for more than 250,000 terminally ill children. It all began with a little boy called Chris Greicius who wanted to be a police officer. He was five years old in 1980, when he was diagnosed with stage four leukaemia and given just three years to live. He told his mother he still planned to become an officer for the Phoenix Police Department in Arizona.

Environmental Protection Agency Knows It’s Time To Take Action

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public comment period on its proposed clean power plan ended last month with more than 1.6 million comments! It’s a complex story with more twists and turns than an American political TV drama, as it has touched a deep political nerve.

325 Million Exposed to Natural Disasters by 2030

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Research published last year by the U.K.’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI), had a grave powerful message, that seems to have gone largely unnoticed.  It examines the relationship between disasters and poverty, suggesting that extreme weather events will keep people poor in many parts of the world.

Coca-Cola Supports Rise Of Artisan Craft in the Global Market

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Hundreds of thousands of people in the developing world, mainly women, work within the artisan sector. For many, their livelihood depends on income earned from their craft activities. Behind agriculture, artisan activity is the second largest employer in the developing world.

“Feminist” Tee Shirt Shows Need To Change Fashion: H&M CEO

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Karl-Johan Persson, CEO at H&M, spoke about how we need to change how fashion is made and consumed during a speech at the BSR 2014 conference in New York this November. The theme of this year’s conference was transparency and transformation, with a main focus on how an increased openness can transform companies, consumers and communities.

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