Food Wars

Central America braces for drought-linked food crisis

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Anastasia Moloney TheStar.com Friday August 15, 2014 BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Low rainfall linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon has led to drought in parts of Central America, causing widespread damage to crops, shortages and rising prices of food, and worsening hunger among the region’s poor. An unusually hot season and... »

Top 10 US cities running out of water

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: Ethan A. Huff NaturalNews.com Thursday, August 14, 2014 The U.S. Drought Monitor has released new data on U.S. cities that are running out of water — and believe it or not, the top 10 spots are all located in California. Some of the worst drought conditions on record have left much of the... »

Farmers brace for the worst as America’s largest reservoir reaches record low water levels with only enough supply to last another year

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

California drought having ramifications beyond the state Drought has depleted vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed in the 1930s Experts say the water levels will be enough to supply water to places like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles for only one more year Meat and... »

Russia Sanctions Blowback: Finland’s Largest Dairy Lays Off 800, Spain Seeks EU Aid, Poland Complains To WTO

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/13/2014 Well that didn’t take long. Mere day after Russia announced its ban on Western nation food imports, European countries are scrambling (as we explained why here). Greece has already expressed dismay, but now Spanish officials will meet with EU leaders to discuss offsetting the country’s estimated up to $800... »

Las Vegas Will Go Dry If Water Levels Drop 7% Further – Lake Mead Hits Record Lows

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/12/2014 Six weeks ago we highlighted how “screwed” Las Vegas is as the ongoing 14-year drought weighs on water levels. Today, AP reports, Lake Mead – the main source of fresh water for Las Vegas and its 40 million visitors – just hit record low levels at 1080 feet. Most... »

Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

BreitBart.com 8/12/2014 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake. Hundreds of miles away, farmers who receive water from... »

Isolation? China Begins Direct Sales Of Fruit & Vegetables To Russia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/12/2014 Despite the ongoing mainstream media meme that Russia is becoming ‘isolated’ from the rest of the world thanks to Western sanctions, it appears they have found a few new ‘old’ friends to become un-isolated with. On the heels of Russia’s food-import-ban sanctions last week, Russian and Chinese officials have... »

If Goods Don’t Cross Borders, Armies Will

Monday, August 11, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/11/2014 While the conflict in Ukraine rages on, EU member states havedecided to impose (not so much more stringent)economic sanctions against Russia, which was predictably followed by Russian counter-measures. The question which isn’t being asked often enough, is whether these sanctions will actually improve the situation. Here’s an analysis following... »

Bad to worse: Texas seeks to unleash dangerous banned pesticides to kill GMO super weeds infesting cotton

Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com Saturday, August 09, 2014 Is the state of Texas about ready to make a bad situation worse regarding GMO-created super weeds? It would seem so, based on recent reports. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently requesting comments regarding a petition filed by the Texas Department of Agriculture,... »

“Stop Putin” Coalition Cracking: Greece Laments “Blind Obedience To Cold War Strategies Of Brussels And Washington”

Thursday, August 7, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/07/2014 It was all fun and games while the grand western “Pariah Putin is evil” alliance was calling the shots, lobbing one sanctions after another, and Russia was quietly sitting there and taking it all. But once Europe realized that suddenly its food exporters are about to see their revenues... »

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