Food Wars

Hunger In America: 1 In 7 Rely On Food Banks…(Wait Till The FB’s Run Out!!)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By Paul Martin

Natalie Diblasio Wealthydebates.com Aug. 19, 2014 When Mary Smallenburg, 35, of Fort Belvoir, Va., opened a package from her mother to find cereal and ramen noodles, she burst into tears. Without it, she wouldn’t be able to feed her four children. “It got to the point where I opened my pantry and there was... »

Overused fungicides give rise to deadly, resistant fungus threatening humans and crops

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: Julie Wilson NaturalNews.com Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Nature always finds a way. Despite the advanced technology that humans possess, nature always seems to be one step ahead. This is particularly true for drug-resistant fungi, a phenomenon threatening enough to demand further research. Four years ago, Dutch researchers were the first to link the... »

African Ebola outbreak like ‘wartime’, food shortages threaten

Friday, August 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Stephanie Nebehay and and Clair MacDougall Reuters.com Fri Aug 15, 2014 The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has created a “wartime” situation, including the threat of food shortages, and could take six months to bring under control, medical charity MSF and the Liberian government said on Friday. With global alarm rising over the... »

Brazil’s Biggest City Faces Rationing Amid Drought

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON ABCNews.com Aug 13, 2014 Brazil’s biggest city is running out of water and options. The worst drought to hit the Sao Paulo region in 84 years is forcing local authorities for the second time in a year to put water pumps below the gates of the main reservoir, where the... »

Worst drought in half a century hits China’s bread-basket

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Laura He MarketWatch.com Aug. 13, 2014 HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — China’s worst drought in half a century is sweeping across crucial agricultural regions, devastating harvests in its wake and threatening food security. Part of the area hit by unusually dry weather — the northeastern Manchurian Plain — is known as China’s bread-basket, supplying... »

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... »

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