Image of The Rise Of Smart Farming | HuffPost UK
The Rise Of Smart Farming | HuffPost UK
The farming industry faces a number of challenges, from climate change to crop diseases to labour costs. When it comes to food security, in spite of these hurdles, the world will need to produce 70 per cent more food in 2050 than it did in 2006, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. But, in a perverse example of irony, climate change not only affects yield, but the agriculture ind... [Read More]
Image of 3 million people in US at risk of man-made earthquakes this year
3 million people in US at risk of man-made earthquakes this year
Three million Americans, primarily in the Midwestern states of Kansas and Oklahoma, are at risk from human-induced earthquakes this year, according to a new report by the US Geological Survey.The report, published on Wednesday, cites wastewater disposal from hydraulic fracturing or fracking as triggering the quakes.The number of Americans affected this year by earthquakes is less than last year, w... [Read More]
Image of Trump signs measure rolling back last-minute Obama coal mining regulation - CNNPolitics.com
Trump signs measure rolling back last-minute Obama coal mining regulation - CNNPolitics.com
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump signed a measure Thursday that rolls back a last-minute Obama administration rule aimed at stopping the coal mining industry from dumping waste into nearby waterways.It is the first of what is expected to be many environmental regulation rollbacks sent to his desk by Congress.Both the House and Senate approved the measure through the little-used Congressional... [Read More]
Image of U.S. Dependent on China for Military-Grade Rare Earth Minerals » Alex Jones' Infowars
U.S. Dependent on China for Military-Grade Rare Earth Minerals » Alex Jones' Infowars
An overlooked report has revealed the United States is completely reliant on imports from foreign countries, most heavily China, for rare earth minerals critical to our national security.The report, released by the United States Geological Survey, stated the United States is 100% dependent on foreign imports for at least 20 elements and minerals, including 17 classified as rare earth minerals crit... [Read More]
Image of Explore CodeNEXT, Austin's most significant development update in 30-plus years
Explore CodeNEXT, Austin's most significant development update in 30-plus years
Will AndersonCodeNEXT will shape development in Austin for decades to come. It is the city's most… moreDaniel Pawlik/StaffCodeNEXT is here.The city of Austin released Monday morning the 1,130-page first draft of its long-awaited land development code rewrite, the first since 1984. Check out the introductory section embedded below and go here to explore the entire draft.CodeNEXT will shape developm... [Read More]
Image of Trump to 'Slash the EPA's Workforce and Budget'
Trump to 'Slash the EPA's Workforce and Budget'
Michael Biesecker and Seth Borenstein / APWASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of President Donald Trump's transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cuts.Myron Ebell said in an interview with The Associated Press that Trump is likely to seek significant reductions to the agency's workforce — currently ab... [Read More]
Image of The false monopoly: China and the rare earths trade - Mining Technology
The false monopoly: China and the rare earths trade - Mining Technology
The last few years have been a turbulent time for the rare earths market. This  group of 17 elements, which have become vital in the manufacturing of high-tech  products ranging from military jet components and hybrid cars to wind turbines  and smartphones, aren't all that rare, but their geological distribution is such  that there are relatively few deposits of rare earth-bear... [Read More]
Image of Brexit Pound Slump Triggers Supply Row Between Tesco And Unilever - Products Like Marmite Run Low | Huffington Post
Brexit Pound Slump Triggers Supply Row Between Tesco And Unilever - Products Like Marmite Run Low | Huffington Post
Tesco stopped selling major household brands such as Marmite, Flora and Persil detergent to its online customers following a row between the supermarket and Unilever, one of its main suppliers.The products are still being sold in stores but Tesco said its shelves were running short of several brands, the BBC reported on Thursday morning.The consumer goods company is believed to have demanded a 10%... [Read More]
Image of Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food And Agriculture Just Took A Turn For The Worse
Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food And Agriculture Just Took A Turn For The Worse
Colin TodhunterNews broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent of the global supply of commercial seeds and pesticides. Bayer’s crop chemicals business is the world’s second largest after Syngenta, and Monsanto is the leading commercial seeds business.Monsanto held a 26 per cent market share of all seeds sold in... [Read More]
Media Silence and the Agrochemicals Industry: The Slow Poisoning of Health and the Environment
It’s an all too common tale of dirty deeds, shady deals and propaganda. Rosemary Mason’s recent open letter to journalists at The Guardian outlines how the media is failing the public by not properly reporting on the regulatory delinquency relating to GM food and the harmful chemicals being applied to crops. Much of the media is even (unwittingly) acting as a propaganda arm for big agritech compan... [Read More]
Image of Americans Are Buying Gene-Edited Food That's Not Labeled GMO - Bloomberg
Americans Are Buying Gene-Edited Food That's Not Labeled GMO - Bloomberg
Products made possible through gene-editing have landed on grocery shelves. Whether they’ll stay there is up to shoppers wary of technological tinkering.Food companies are now required to label GMOs in Vermont, and debate is raging over a federal standard. But so far, regulators at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have taken a pass on overseeing gene-edited crops. They say cutting DNA from a pla... [Read More]
Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests
Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a “cult of perfection”, deepening hunger and poverty, and inflicting a heavy toll on the environment.Vast quantities of fresh produce grown in the US are left in the field to rot, fed to livestock or hauled directly from the field to landfill, because of unrealistic and unyielding cosmetic standards, according to official data and int... [Read More]
Image of Going Local For EVERYTHING: Taking Back the Country and Our Lives
Going Local For EVERYTHING: Taking Back the Country and Our Lives
This is not about local food anymore.  It is about a push for everything local, to achieve true well-being of this country. Across the board, localizing is showing it is the means to free us from debt, from corruption, from fear, from sickness, from control, from ignorance, from isolation and loneliness, from skill-llessness.  It is giving us neighbors again, real value in what we eat, b... [Read More]
Image of 21 Secrets McDonald’s Employees Will Never Tell You
21 Secrets McDonald’s Employees Will Never Tell You
A couple of years ago, I started my 13-month employment at a local McDONALD’s restaurant. Like any job, there were ups and downs, but overall, I still consider it a pretty decent first job. Would I do it again? Never in a million years. But one thing I’m always asked is whether or not working at McDonald’s has put me off their food for life. Because let’s face it, most of ... [Read More]
Image of 11 Foods We Eat That Are Actually Poisonous
11 Foods We Eat That Are Actually Poisonous
There are many things in the world that can kill us but we typically consider our veggies and fruits a pretty safe bet. So it may come as a surprise to hear that many foods that you eat every day are actually quite poisonous and should be eaten with proper precautions. Here are 11 common every day foods that are actually poisonous.1. NutmegIt’s known as a hallucinogen that’s right in your kitchen.... [Read More]
Image of Pepsi Reintroducing Aspartame, Bringing Back Crystal Pepsi « CBS Pittsburgh
Pepsi Reintroducing Aspartame, Bringing Back Crystal Pepsi « CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — PepsiCo is putting aspartame back in some of its diet beverages less than a year after pulling the artificial sweetener as part of a marketing move over safety concerns.The sweetener had been linked to cancer in lab mice and industry executives blamed the decline in sales on unfounded concerns people have about aspartame. The removal of the sweetener tested the theory that t... [Read More]
Image of Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophe
Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophe
Stacks of boxes containing critical supplies stretch almost as far as the eye can see in this Strategic National Stockpile warehouse.When Greg Burel tells people he's in charge of some secret government warehouses, he often gets asked if they're like the one at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, where the Ark of the Covenant gets packed away in a crate and hidden forever."Well, no, not really," s... [Read More]
Image of Most conventional breakfast cereals are subjected to intense chemical fumigation before packaging
Most conventional breakfast cereals are subjected to intense chemical fumigation before packaging
(NaturalNews) Growing fields are not the only place where conventional and genetically-modified (GM) food crops are exposed to a barrage of toxic chemicals. It may come as a surprise to some, but many of the ingredients used in popular breakfast cereals are heavily fumigated in large storage bins prior to being processed and packaged for human consumption.Cereal Crimes: How "Natural" Cla... [Read More]
Image of Monsanto Profits Drop 25% AGAIN as Farmers, Individuals go Organic
Monsanto Profits Drop 25% AGAIN as Farmers, Individuals go Organic
(Mike Barrett)  Biotech giant Monsanto reported multiple profit-plummets in 2015 relating to sales for both its genetically modified crop creations and its best-selling herbicide, Roundup. Once again, Monsanto has reported declining profits for the fiscal second-quarter earnings – by 25%.For Monsanto’s 2nd quarter, total sales for Monsanto dropped 13%; with one of Monsanto’s top-sellers, corn... [Read More]
Image of More than half of the standard American diet consists of 'ultra-processed' foods
More than half of the standard American diet consists of 'ultra-processed' foods
BMJ Open, which found that ultra-processed foods account for more than half of all calories consumed in the U.S. diet, and contribute almost 90 percent to Americans' added sugar intake.The definition of what qualifies as a processed food varies. Some would consider almost all food to be processed to some extent, since people rarely consume food straight from the earth without first was... [Read More]
Image of 5 Million Nigerians Oppose Monsanto's Plans to Introduce GMO Cotton and Corn
5 Million Nigerians Oppose Monsanto's Plans to Introduce GMO Cotton and Corn
A hundred organizations are lobbying the National Biosafety Management Agency to prevent the spread of GMOs in Nigeria.Millions of Nigerians are urging the Nigerian government to reject Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified (GMO) cotton and maize into the country’s food and farming systems.One-hundred organizations representing more than 5 million Nigeria... [Read More]
Image of Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease
Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease
Is sugar making us sick? A team of scientists at the University of California in San Francisco believes so, and they're doing something about it. They launched an initiative to bring information on food and drink and added sugar to the public by reviewing more than 8,000 scientific papers that show ... [Read More]