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    HD Hottdog / Magazine Issue 001 February 2010. +PLUS Feed Africa? / 5 Tips for your next model agency interview / Diversisex Mars Argo / New Theater & Healthy Life sections & much MORE!!

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    staff Juan C. Sedano Direccin General y Edicin / direccion@hdhottdog.com Kathleen Bhone Traduccin Patricia Kawaminami Relaciones pblicas / pr@hdhottdog.com Toms Berkey Ventas / ventas@hdhottdog.com JV Disegno Concepto y Diseo / jvincourt@prodigy.net.mx Jos A. Gmez Asistente de Diseo Sophie Masson Concepto de Portada y Consejo Creativo Sam Oliver Asistente tcnico Adriana de la Garza, Alberto Belmont, Ana Macas, Anna Sinclair, Carlos Aliaga, Carlos Be, Charles Deschamps, Marie Moebius, Patricia Kawaminami, Kathleen Bhone. Equipo de Colaboradores / our world class heroes Carlos Fuentes Asesora Legal Andrea Fragoso Contabilidad Want sum more? register at www.hdhottdog.com or facebook us or twitter us

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    real facts Feed Africa? by Kathleen Blake Bohn art Paint & Instalation by Michael Wiebach design /graphic Poster design for theater by Jan Pisarik photography Diversisex by Norma Surez business Put on the Shirt by Carlos Aliaga ISSUE 001 music Mars Argo by Alberto Belmont theater Strike! by Carlos B healthy life Prepare your body for a new cycle by Charles Deschamps Los Germinados by Ana Macas selections MUSIC - BOOKS - MOVIES - ACCESSORIES paparazzi content Party by the Beach - Tim & Tom?s Post Wedding - Drinks Boutique Bar Opening

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    editorial Juan Carlos Sedano Es un gran honor para mi poder hacerte llegar el nmero 001 de esta publicacin. HDhottdog es un proyecto en el que se ha invertido mucho entusiasmo y cario para cada una de sus secciones, todo esto con el nico objeto de compartir contigo una idea o una imagen que te hagan considerar una opcin diferente sobre las cosas que ya damos por hecho. Adems de promover y apoyar a nuestros patrocinadores, esta publicacin obtiene su mayor beneficio en hacerlo tambien con nuevos talentos, con proyectos positivos, asi como realidades inborrables que despierten las emociones y las ideas de sus lectores. El grupo de trabajo que se ha ido formando en un lapso de ya casi seis meses de planeacin y trabajo, ha superado mis expectativas y me siento muy afortunado de ver crecer esta idea que comenz algunos aos atrs como un marca para perfeccionarse en una revista virtual. Por ahi me han preguntado, por que cambias del ingles al espaol constantemente? y la respuesta es muy sencilla. Por que creo que mezclar las cosas es divertido y busco con este concepto estrechar los lazos entre dos culturas aparentemente opuestas. En este nmero tenemos dos secciones nuevas y tres invitados especiales que espero sean de su agrado. Por favor no dejen de enviarnos sus comentarios y recuerden recomendarnos entre sus amigos ya que este es el nico medio que este proyecto tiene para sobrevivir en este mundo de informacin. Espero disfrutes este nuevo nmero asi como nosotros disfrutamos hacindolo. Bienvenido a HDhottdog Magazine.

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    by Kathleen Blake Bohn, writer. No hay ningn cambio de nuestra vida diaria tan revolucionario, o tan dado por hecho, como la transformacin de la produccin de comida en el ultimo siglo. El avance cientfico y tecnolgico nos permite alimentar una poblacin que se ha duplicado ya dos veces en lo que va del siglo XX. Mientras la mala nutricin y el hambre continuan azotando muchas regiones del mundo, la falta de alimento masiva tan temida en las decadas de los sesentas y setentas es cosa del pasado. Cada revolucin ha sido el resultado de la mente de un individuo -La Revolucin Verde naci en la mente del notable Dr. Norman Borlaug, quien muri a la edad de 95 aos el pasado 12 de septiembre. Dr. Borlaug?s quiet and tireless devotion to his cause was inspired by early experience with the effects of hunger. As a young man working for the U.S. Forestry Service, he met members of the Civilian Conservation Corps. These were men who had nearly starved during the darkest days of the Great Depression. Borlaug?s work began in Mexico, invited by a government concerned by the country?s increasing importation of basic crops, such as wheat. The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mexican government helped fund Borlaug?s initial research through the Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT). Borlaug and his colleagues created a high-yield dwarf variety of wheat; by reducing its height, the wheat could expend more energy on the production of the nutrient-rich grain. By the late 1950s, Mexico was producing enough wheat to become an exporter of the crop. This sud-

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    real facts den transformation into a more food-independent economy was desperately needed in other developing nations; Borlaug was invited to India in 1966 to try to bring his miraculous crops to a country perilously balanced on the precipice of a massive famine. India?s population had exploded and was quickly outstripping food production capacity. This dire situation was dramatized by Paul Ehrlich in his apocalyptic book, ?The Population Bomb.? He claimed it was a ?fantasy? to believe India would be able to feed herself, and essentially suggested they resign themselves to a horrific level of starvation. Borlaug?s work in India and Pakistan earned him a Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. By 1971, these countries had doubled their annual wheat production. But Borlaug?s crusade did not end there. Africa was his next challenge, and a daunting one. It is the only part of the world where, currently it is estimated that one third of the continent?s population suffers from hunger. Borlaug?s efforts in Africa were hindered for many reasons, such as lack of basic infrastructure, but also the resistance he met from some activists and environmentalists in the developed world. The controlled use of pesticides is also necessary though the genetically modified varieties carry genes that increase their resistance to certain diseases. Agronomists like Borlaug saw this as a positive development since it would encourage more controlled, specific use of pesticides rather than the blanket attempts made by farmers desperate to save a dying harvest from weeds or insects or fungi. En una entrevista con la revista Reason en el 2000, se le pregunto si es malo cruzar la frontera genetica de las especies y respondi: ??La Madre naturaleza ya ha cruzado esa frontera entre las especies.?

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    Las cosechas de alto rendimiento requieren del uso de ciertos abonos y pesticidas para sobrevivir. Aunque gracias a este tipo de cultivo es posible producir grano ms eficientemente, estos hbridos no evolucionan de forma natural, requiriendo mas agua de lo normal; adems que el abono requerido desgasta las propiedades de la tierra mucho ms rpido. There is also growing concern about water tables in many parts of India and Pakistan; critics of high-yield crops point out that their thirst has dried up some regions where nearly all the available water was used for irrigation. The Rockefeller Foundation, which had once supported Borlaug?s work, distanced itself from his attempts to bring new farming techniques to Africa because of increasing controversy surrounding GM crops. With the help of a Japanese philanthropist, Riyoichi Sasaka- by Kathleen Blake Bohn, writer. wa, and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, Borlaug started to apply his techniques in Ghana and Sudan. The results were impressive, but global concerns over genetically modified food slowed the progress of this project. To Borlaug, not only was fear of genetically modified crops unfounded, it was dangerous to those living in the developing world since it could prevent their access to the biotechnology that had allowed the advanced industrialized nations to feed themselves ? in fact, overfeed themselves ? for more than fifty years. While the Rockefeller Foundation may have avoided Borlaug and his farming strategies in the 1990s, in 2006 they began a program in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop highyield seeds for Africa, called the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. The results of programs like this one will have a long-term impact not just on Africa?s ability to feed herself, but also on social, economic and political conditions. Necesitamos creatividad en el dilogo sobre este tema -despues de todo, dar de comer al mundo sin destruirlo y adquirir crecimiento sustentable, son quizs las metas mas formidables de este siglo.

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    real facts Las negras consecuencias de la llamada Revolucin Verde Si bien es cierto que la revolucin tecnolgica usada por el agrnomo Norman Borlaug evit la muerte de alrededor de mil millones de seres humanos en el siglo pasado, las consecuencias de su trabajo pueden ser catalogadas como catastrficas en trminos del bienestar del planeta y de todos sus habitantes: humanos y no humanos. Un estudio financiado por el Banco Mundial concluy que las tcnicas empleadas por Borlaug han llevado ?a un dao ambiental que reducir la capacidad del planeta para alimentar a futuras generaciones?. A qu se debe este dao? La piedra angular de los cultivos hbridos o genticamente modificados, es que son dependientes de cantidades masivas de energa proveniente del petrleo en forma de fertilizantes, pesticidas, diesel y grandes maquinarias. A esto hay que aunar que ms de 1.9 mil millones de hectreas de tierras frtiles han sido erosionadas por las tcnicas agrcolas modernas. Graham Harvey, autor de diversos libros sobre temas ambientales, afirma que los suelos se estn erosionando a una mayor velocidad que en cualquier otra poca de la historia: ?cada ao el peso de la tierra erosionada que llega a los ros es de alrededor de 4 toneladas por cada hombre mujer y nio en el planeta?. A pesar de todos los avances tecnolgicos, la supervivencia de la humanidad contina dependiendo de la capa superior del suelo. Harvey concluye que si continuamos con las tcnicas de la revolucin verde ?el futuro de la humanidad es adusto?. El ganado, ovino, bovino y caprino as como los pollos y cerdos que antes vivan en establos y se alimentaban libremente en pastizales, han sufrido las consecuencias de esta revolucin. by Adriana de la Garza, experta en Movimientos Sociales y Derechos de Animales. El ?xito? del cultivo de granos permiti que los granjeros confinen a todos estos animales en granjas industriales pues ya no necesitan de los pastos para alimentarse. Lo paradjico de la revolucin verde es que si bien buscaba aliviar la hambruna humana actualmente, de acuerdo a cifras del Banco Mundial, ms de la mitad de los cultivos de cereales del planeta son destinados a alimentar a animales destinados al consumo de carne y lcteos de una tercera parte de la poblacin humana. Esto a un costo altsimo: la erosin de los suelos, la contaminacin de las aguas y tambin de la desaparicin de una gran diversidad de plantas. For all the high hopes of the 1960s, it is hard to see Borlaug?s system as more than a partial success. Its weakness is its reliance on a handful of annual crops that cannot be grown without massive inputs of fossil fuel. The sustainable methods called for in the World Bank report will almost certainly make greater use of perennial crops -principally grassland- to feed livestock. One of the consequences of the grain surpluses produced by the Green Revolution is that more than half the world?s cereal crops are now fed to animals. Cattle, which as ruminants are adapted to grazing pastures, are now routinely confined to yards, or ?feedlots?, and fed on grains. There is mounting evidence that beef and dairy foods produced this way are less healthy than those same foods produced from grazing animals. One unfortunate consequence of Borlaug?s breakthrough is that we are now degrading croplands on a global scale to produce meat and dairy products that are inferior to those we used to get from pasture. While Borlaug?s revolutionary wheats run mainly on oil, the world?s grasslands -which are mostly made up of perennial species- are truly solarpowered. Once established perennial plants maintain their root systems from year to year. So they do not need the fertilisers and chemicals required for plants grown from seed each time. Unlike grains, grasslands will give us a secure and sustainable source of meat and milk. And as part of a mixed farming system, clover-rich pastures provide a non-chemical way of building up fertility on crop land. But there is another more pressing reason for turning away from Borlaug?s grains and making more use of the world?s neglected grasslands. The shift to industrial grain production has added hugely to the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Properly managed grassland could reverse the process. Grasslands that are grazed rotationally are able to capture large amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide and lock it up safely in soil organic matter. Australian researchers estimate that if the world?s pasture farmers managed their grazing in this way, the amount of carbon captured could easily exceed total annual emissions. This will be the real Green Revolution. It could restore, not just our food supply, but the health of the planet.

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