Category Archives: Farms and Food

Gov. Abbott closing the border

Aiming for maximum damage with which to blame Biden. this needs to be spread everywhere pic.twitter.com/4sH4pclg4I — MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) April 13, 2022

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Breadbasket of Europe

Chris Hayes had a segment on the danger of famine that Europe, Asia, and Africa are likely to face with the loss of Ukraine’s wheat crop. The area under siege is often called the world’s breadbasket, since Ukraine and Russia … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2021

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Aridification

If we were willing to change, different kinds of agricultural practices could mitigate global warming. I think the thing that most drives me insane about confronting this pending destruction is that we really could be capable of fixing it, but … Continue reading

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Shameful

That in the richest country on earth we refuse to feed poor, hungry children. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports that SNAP benefits will be cut automatically in November of this year, as the additional funding that had … Continue reading

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If you only had $4.33 a day for food…

What would you eat? What would you do without? And how would you feel if that extravagant sum was suddenly decreased to only $3.75? That’s the amount food stamp recipients will receive if Congress lowers food stamp benefits. In order … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert speaks truth to power

I am not a religious person, but I know Colbert is, so I suspect that his study of gospel informed this profound moment in his Congressional testimony on migrant workers last week. Despite our different frames, I found this bit … Continue reading

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Egg Producers Ignored Basic Health Precautions

Inspectors at the massive factory farms which distributed millions of contaminated eggs have found many obvious problems on those farms. Visits to five Wright County Egg facilities found barns with abundant rodent holes and gaps in doors and siding where … Continue reading

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Food Shortages?

Some disturbing stories: Costco CEO: demand rises for rice, flour Costco Wholesale Corp, the No. 1 warehouse club operator, has seen increased demand for items like rice and flour as customers, worried about global food shortages, stock up, its chief … Continue reading

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