Archive for January, 2010

Cowell’s Haiti Charity Single Gets Slot At BRITs

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Charity single Everybody Hurts is set to be performed at the BRITs to maximise sales and increase funds raised for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Organisers of the famed popular music event, which is being held in London on February 17th, have reorganised the line-up to make room for a performance organised by King of pop Simon Cowell. The cover of REM’s 1993 hit is expected to raise a huge amount of money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and looks set to meet the sensational success experienced by Live Aid’s Feed The World.

Africa To Feed The World?

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

According to recent reports, Africa and Latin America have enough land mass to feed the world and its growing population. The irony of this is overwhelmingly obvious, but the news is being heralded as a stoic two fingers up to doom-mongers who believe that the planet is over-populated and that resources are rapidly running out. The reports come from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, just one year after the food crisis that saw prices of basic foodstuffs soar worldwide.