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Satterthwaite on Urban food

Yes!!

“The issue of hunger in urban areas has long been neglected, as part of a more general neglect of urban poverty. And when the issue is covered, there are some glaring gaps in the analysis.

Why do almost all discussions of food and nutrition in urban areas in Africa and Asia:

  • forget to mention that it is individuals’ and households’ inadequate or irregular incomes that are the main reason for hunger?
  • forget to ask urban dwellers who suffer hunger what their priorities are?
  • stress only urban or peri-urban agriculture as the solution when in every successful city, the possibilities of low-income groups getting access to agricultural land and water is very limited?

Some researchers and international agencies have begun to show more interest in food and nutrition in urban areas. This may have been spurred by data from many nations’ Demographic and Health Surveys that show the high proportion of children in urban areas who are underheight and/or underweight. For example, Siddharth Agarwal’s paper on the state of urban health in India and the paper by Marc Cohen and James Garrett on food insecurity in urban areas.

Low-incomes key to understanding hunger in urban areas

Almost all discussions of food and nutrition in urban areas in Africa and Asia forget to mention inadequate or irregular incomes as a cause of hunger. Many long, detailed and worthy publications on food and nutrition in urban areas do not even mention this – see for instance a recent paper on Food, Agriculture and Cities by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.: (for full posting see here)

This is a great blog posting, reinforcing my concerns about the continued privileging of urban ag in debates on urban food security. We need to understand how cities work and how people live, move and have their beings in cities.

Our work at AFSUN is making some headway in this, but there is so much more to be done (www.afsun.org)


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Man claims he is JAY Z’s LOVE CHILD - files civil lawsuit

Man claims he is JAY Z’s LOVE CHILD – files civil lawsuit

The man who claims he is Jay Z’s love child bared it all in an interview with RadarOnline on Tuesday, June 16.

The alleged son, 21-year-old Rymir Satterthwaite, revealed he was frustrated with his ongoing case against Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z.

He filed the civil lawsuit against the rapper last December in an attempt to force the music mogul to take a paternity test.

However, Hova has denied Rymir’s claim, declaring that the 21-year-old man cannot be his son. The multi-millionaire rapper has also refused to take a paternity test, Bill Zwecker reported for Sun-Times.

Wanda Satterthwaite, Rymir’s mom, declared that she and Jay Z were romantically involved during the early 90’s before the music magnate become famous.

Rymir claimed he is not after Jay Z’s money, and that he just wanted to get to know more about his paternal’s family history, wrote Carly Sitzer for In Touch Weekly.

“It was a big case to me,” Rymir told RadarOnline,“because I really wanted to find out who my father was,” admitted the love child, who looks a lot like Jay Z.

Rymir, a budding rapper himself, insisted that just he wanted to know for a fact whether Jay Z is his biological father or not.

The 21-year-old admitted that he only wanted to be prepared for the future in case something happens to his mother, Wanda, who’s health status is very delicate.

Wanda, as RadarOnline revealed, is suffering from severe asthma and a congenital heart condition.

Zwecker wrote for Sun-Times that Rymir also sought funds for his mother’s medical condition.

However, Rymir admitted to RadarOnline, that he and his mom Wanda, were not ready legally and financially to keep the case going. Last 2010, the two of them filed a claim against Jay Z as well.

The sheer size of the cases overwhelms them and they don’t have enough funds to pursue the lawsuit.

The alleged love child confessed they also do not know enough to pursue the case. Rymir said that it was difficult to keep the case going as he lacks proper information, as they kept on “running around.”

Last May 2015, Rymir tweeted he was exhausted, and “on his way to sleep.”

Nevertheless, the 21-year-old revealed he tries real hard not to get upset by the circumstances by taking a day at a time and planning his life.

Putting the lawsuit aside as a less priority, Rymir does his best to continue on with his life as anything might possibly come to pass and “I still got to live for myself,” he announced in his interview with Radar.

Young Man Who Claims Jay-Z Is his Father Speaks Out In New Interview

Young Man Who Claims Jay-Z Is his Father Speaks Out In New Interview

Even though Rymir Satterthwaite, 21, does look a great deal like music mogul and superstar Jay-Z, Satterthwaite and his mom’s claim that Jay-Z is the young man’s father have yet to be proven — something the music mogul has denied. Jay-Z has also refused to take a paternity test which has been the focus of several lawsuits Satterthwaite and his mother, Wanda, have been pursuing for several years.…

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 Peep This Y’all Jay-Z has also refused to take a paternity test which has been the focus of several lawsuits Satterthwaite and his mother, Wanda, have been pursuing for several years. Satterthwaite also told the gossip website he is frustrated because he and his mother cannot come close to matching Jay-Z’s virtually bottomless financial resources — to continue to pursue their claims.