Authors Pat and Steve Taylor are great admirers of their brother-in-law Jock Brandis and ardent supporters of the work and mission of the Full Belly Project. Pat is a retired university lecturer and administrator; Steve is a retired attorney and magistrate. They now live in Philadelphia and Walnut Creek, California.

Jock Brandis:
Championing Stone Age Technology


To most Americans, shelling a peanut may seem neither difficult nor meaningful, but in Sub-Saharan Africa, some half a billion people in dozens of countries depend on the peanut as a primary source of protein, livelihood, soil restoration, and rural economies. And the variety of peanut that grows there is so difficult to remove from its shell that the women who spend half of their lives at such labor become progressively crippled.

Summer 2011 Issue

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