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Founder of Nectar Agriculture. I am on a mission to learn everything about hunger to feed the future. I also discuss politics, agriculture, and climate change.

Creating a better life for future generations

Cheerful little boy having breakfast with his grandmother.
Cheerful little boy having breakfast with his grandmother.
Photo by Alex Green from Pexels

Today is a special day for me because it marks the fourth anniversary of the founding of Nectar. Four years ago was a time of optimism and growing prosperity. At the time, the world was recovering from a global financial crisis. It was also waking up to the threat of climate change. With the Paris Climate Agreement, there was hope that we could avoid a climate disaster.

It was also a time of social entrepreneurship. Many startups, including us, wanted to make a difference in the world. Companies baked a social benefit into their business models. …

Why Ted Cruz is no longer fit to represent Texas in the United States Senate

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

On January 6, 2021, at 1 PM EST, Congress was set to tally the results of the Electoral College. Several blocks away, President Donald Trump was rallying his supporters. He said, “You have to show strength. You have to be strong.”

By 2 PM, the mob of Trump supporters made their way up the steps on the east side of the Capitol. Shortly thereafter, they breached the inside of the Capitol Building disrupting the proceedings. The deadly siege at the Capitol continued for several hours. Rioters were looting and ransacking offices until reinforcements arrived to disperse the crowd.

President Trump…

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