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Barren solar surface has been spotless for FIFTEEN days

March 24, 2017
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From dailymail.co.uk
“The face of the sun has been spotless for 15 consecutive days as our star marches towards its next solar minimum.  A striking image captured by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the sun in ‘cue ball mode’
The sun follows a […]

UN: Worst food crisis since WW2 is happening now

March 23, 2017
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From http://www.thedailysheeple.com

“We always knew that this would start happening. Earlier this month, I wrote about the severe economic problems that are plaguing South America, but up to this point I have neglected to discuss the horrific famines that are breaking out all […]

SWOT Satellite Mission to Understand Surface Water

March 20, 2017
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From www.watertoday.ca by Cori Marshall 

“Water is essential, not only for human survival but as a cornerstone of our understanding of life itself. Recently a group of international scientists announced that within a group of recently discovered exoplanets, three could possibly be home to […]

Saudi Arabia buying up farmland in US Southwest

March 13, 2017
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From cnbc.com

“Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red.

Saudi Arabia grows alfalfa hay in both states for shipment back to […]

John Casey & ADAPT 2030 Discuss Catastrophic Disruptions

March 6, 2017
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From the ADAPT 2030 YouTube Channel

“John Casey, Author of UPHEAVAL & ADAPT 2030 Discuss Catastrophic Earthquakes Striking USA and Mini Ice Age Preparation. During every grand solar minimum the USA is rocked by 7.0-8.2+ earthquakes as well massive eruptions and seismic events […]

Extreme Floods May Be the New Normal

February 26, 2017
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From https://www.scientificamerican.com
Communities should plan defenses and emergency responses based on the climate of the future, not the past
“Over the past year alone, catastrophic rain events characterized as once-in-500-year or even once-in-1,000-year events […]

What is causing the 2017 vegetable shortage?

February 7, 2017
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From telegraph.co.uk

From British supermarkets have been forced to ration vegetables after floods and storms ransacked crops across the Mediterranean.

Some of the country’s leading retailers have put caps on the amount of fresh produce shoppers can buy at one time, with broccoli […]

Goodbye cruel world: Professor predicts societal collapse in 2020s

January 9, 2017
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From www.rt.com

‘We are living in society’s twilight years – if a professor of ecology and mathematics from the University of Connecticut is correct. Studying history as a science with variables and trends, he predicts the 2020s will see massive instability.

For some, our […]

As Groundwater Dwindles, a Global Food Shock Looms

January 2, 2017
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From http://news.nationalgeographic.com

“Rising temperatures and growing demands for thirsty grains like rice and wheat could drain much of the world’s groundwater in the next few decades, new research warns.

Nearly half of our food comes from the warm, dry parts of the […]

India’s Demonetization Policy Triggers Famine In Rural Areas

January 1, 2017
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From an article on http://www.globalresearch.ca

” ‘We can eat only if we work every day,’ D. Narayanappa said after returning to Bucharla from Bengaluru on November 4. Like many other Dalits in this village, he migrates to the city to work on construction sites […]

Indian Economy Grinds To A Halt After Cash Ban

November 21, 2016
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From an article on www.zerohedge.com

“Amid scenes of panic across India, following PM Modi’s shock decision to withdraw high-value bills in the middle of the sowing and wedding season, Reuters reports the move, aimed at cracking down on the shadow […]

Historic Drop In Global Temperatures Has Begun Exactly As Predicted

September 28, 2016
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From John L. Casey at http://www.veritence.net

“The recent April to June drop in global temperatures has once again confounded the global warming community. They could not explain the spike in temperatures 2015-2016 and now that global temps have begun to plummet exactly […]

China plans to cut meat consumption by 50%

August 19, 2016
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From www.theguardian.com

“The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort to avoid runaway global warming.

New dietary guidelines drawn up by China’s […]

It costs $150 to buy a dozen eggs in Venezuela right now

July 15, 2016
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From www.latimes.com

“The International Monetary Fund has predicted that inflation in Venezuela will hit 720% this year. That might be an optimistic assessment, according to some local economic analysts, who expect the rate to reach as high as 1,200%.

A sharp drop in […]

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Half of all US produce is thrown away :(

July 14, 2016
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From www.theguardian.com

“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 […]

Key Issue Ignored by Presidential Candidates: Food

July 14, 2016
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From http://www.commondreams.org

‘Presidential candidates should seize the opportunity to improve the nation’s food and farm system for the benefit of us all’

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer at CommonDreams.org

“Why don’t candidates talk about food?”

That’s a […]

Halving meat and dairy would slash farm emissions

July 13, 2016
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From an article written in 2014 on theguardian.com

Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture would be cut by 25-40% if Europeans cut their meat and dairy consumption by half, according to a UN report.

Scientists from the UN Economic Commission for Europe say that as […]

Big Drop In June Temperatures

July 13, 2016
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From https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com

By Paul Homewood

Roy Spencer has news of a big drop in satellite temperatures last month:
Second largest 2-month drop in global average satellite temperatures.
Largest 2-month drop in tropical average satellite temperatures.

NOTE: This is the […]

El Niño Has Ended Civilizations

June 28, 2016
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From an article on http://nautil.us

“On a damp, foggy January morning in 1793, Louis XVI, besieged monarch of France, stood before a guillotine. To some 20,000 of his angry subjects, Louis declared: “I die innocent of all the pretended crimes laid to my […]

Is Gardening More Meaningful Than Voting?

June 12, 2016
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From ZenGardner.com

“The most effective change-makers in our society aren’t waiting around for a new president to make their lives better, they’re planting seeds, quite literally, and through the revolutionary act of gardening, they’re rebuilding their communities while growing their own […]

El Niño Is Causing A Global Food Crisis

March 4, 2016
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From an article on thinkprogress.org

This year’s El Niño, which forecasters are calling one of the strongest ever, may have passed its peak strength, but changes in global weather will continue to wreak havoc on food supplies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America […]

Why Women and Youth are Key to Feeding the World

February 24, 2016
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From an article on www.ensia.com

February 19, 2016 — When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business, culture, ecosystems, energy, food, health, water […]

NEAT teams up with schools to teach students food security

February 23, 2016
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From the full article in EnergeticCity.ca

POSTED BY: MONTANA CUMMING FEBRUARY 19, 2016

“FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Students at Robert Ogilvie, Duncan Cran, and Ecole Central will be taking on more responsibility in contributing directly to food security in Fort St. John.

It’s […]

UN Warns of Threat to Food Security from Overuse of Antibiotics

February 16, 2016
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This content was originally published by teleSUR at this address.

The prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the agricultural sector is generally higher in animal species, the FAO warned Wednesday.

The overuse of antibiotics is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the […]

Canada Needs to Revamp Global Food Security Strategy

February 15, 2016
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From Development Unplugged 

An article by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, Canada’s national coalition of civil society organizations working globally to achieve sustainable human development.

“Steep jumps in food prices in recent months should remind us in Canada of the imperative to ensure […]

12 Paths to Strengthen Food Security

February 5, 2016
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Article by Anna Leach – guardian.co.uk

“In the face of climate change, conflicts and disease, our panel suggest how to ensure access to nutritious food for all.”

Dominic Schofield, Canada director, Gain, New York, USA, @dschofieldGAIN

Connect farming to better food […]

Easy Crop Rotation For Your Garden

January 21, 2016
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From fix.com

“Rotating crops can help break pest and disease cycles, improve soil health, and even reduce maintenance while increasing yields. But the thought of rotational planting can be daunting. This article explains why crop rotation is important and sets out a simple three-year […]