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  • Hey, guess what? Food shortages are coming back!

    10/22/2020 12:33:47 AM PDT · by be-baw · 121 replies
    The Takeout ^ | October 21, 2020 | Aimee Levitt
    Remember those great early-pandemic days last spring when bags of flour and yeast suddenly became precious items? Wasn’t that fun? Well, great news, everybody: we’re going to get to experience them all over again. As we’ve noted before, grocers are a little more prepared this time around and have been stocking “pandemic pallets” of food they can reorder quickly, but some things will still be hard to find. Mashed has thoughtfully prepared a list: Baking supplies. It’s now chilly enough to turn the oven on again, plus the spectre of holiday baking looms Canned soups. Both General Mills and Campbell’s...
  • Family restaurant fined $10K for violating coronavirus restrictions found not guilty [ Pennsylvania ]

    10/21/2020 10:10:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Pennsylvania restaurant owners who were fined roughly $10,000 for opening their doors in defiance of coronavirus restrictions have been deemed not guilty. A judge in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, found Taste of Sicily not guilty in its fight against the Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus restrictions, according to Local 21 News Harrisburg. “The crux of the legal argument is that orders that have been issued by the Governor and The Department of Health are legally unenforceable. Judge Garvey agreed with that argument,” the restaurant’s lawyer Eric Winter said. The restaurant, co-owned by siblings Michael Mangano and Christine Wartluft, opened in May...
  • Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect food'

    10/20/2020 8:14:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/20/2020 | Video by Isabelle Rodd
    Australian researchers recently found that over 90 species of endangered fish are caught legally by industrial fisheries globally. In the wake of the study, scientists have again suggested eating more jellyfish as a sustainable option. Why? Marine biologist Lisa-ann Gershwin says there are a few reasons. VIDEO AT LINK.......................
  • The World’s Most Bearish Hedge Fund Just Did Something It Hasn’t Done In 8 Years: Bets on inflationary assets outperforming deflationary assets

    10/17/2020 9:07:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    USSA News ^ | 10/17/2020 | Tyler Durden
    At the start of 2012 Horseman Global did something which virtually none of its peers dared or would dare to do: it took its formerly 100% equity net long exposure to deep net short, launching an 8 year period in which the fund would be bearish month after month on stocks, yet as the monthly P&L table below shows, it also manged to generate impressive annual returns over this same period (with the exceptions of 2016 and 2019) despite constant central bank intervention pushing stocks relentlessly higher, largely thanks to the Fund's significant bond long position. Yet after a dismal...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - October 17-23, 2020

    10/17/2020 7:02:29 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 57 replies
    October 17, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Why are so many Americans suddenly relocating, buying guns and storing up huge quantities of food?

    10/16/2020 11:22:59 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 115 replies
    eotad ^ | 10/15/20 | Michael Snyder
    sales have shattered all previous levels, and people are purchasing and storing huge stockpiles of food. We have seen the American people get deeply concerned about the future before, but we have never seen anything quite like this. It is definitely a major life decision to pack up everything you own and move to another part of the country, but that is precisely what countless Americans have been doing in recent months. WABC wanted to know precisely how many people have been doing this in New York City, and the information that they were able to get from the United...
  • China's Next Resource Push Targets Potash

    09/18/2010 6:24:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Caxin ^ | 09/17/10 | Yan Jiangning
    By staff reporter Yan Jiangning 09.17.2010 12:56 China's Next Resource Push Targets Potash Keeping Chinese farms supplied with fertilizer is the goal of a Zhongchuan Mining initiative at a Canadian mine (Beijing) -- Ever since the world's top mining concern BHP Billiton announced August 18 that it was bidding for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, the world's largest potash producer, resource anxiety has been rising in China. Access to affordably priced potash that China needs to fertilize farm crops could become more challenging if BHP buys the Canadian company. China fears a new resource struggle similar to the battle it's waged...
  • Lockdowns deadlier than COVID in developing nations

    10/12/2020 8:36:12 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | September 30, 2020 | John Carpay
    ...Lockdown travel restrictions have prevented many farmers from planting or harvesting crops, and denied them access to markets to sell their produce and to buy seeds and tools. Pastoralist communities have been unable to move their animals to seasonal sources of food and water, affecting the health of their livestock and its value at sale. The middlemen who collect vegetables from farms and take them to market have been unable to visit, depriving many farmers of a vital source of income....The closure of street food vendors in South Africa, which support an estimated 500,000 livelihoods and provide food for 70...
  • Oreo debuts limited edition rainbow cookies in support of LGBTQ+ community

    10/11/2020 8:32:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    Nexstar Media Wire ^ | Oct 10, 2020
    Oreo, in partnership with PFLAG, announced Friday that it has released a limited-edition rainbow cookie in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Starting Oct. 9, the colored cream cookies, which will not be sold in stores, will be given away to the first 10,000 people to share on social media their idea of allyship.
  • Weekly Garden Thread - October 10-16, 2020

    10/10/2020 7:36:02 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 91 replies
    October 10, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Server asked a customer to wear a mask. He left a 'mask' note in lieu of a tip

    10/08/2020 11:37:19 AM PDT · by packrat35 · 124 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/08/2020 | Minyvonne Burke
    A Pennsylvania waitress said a customer left her a note about face masks on his receipt in lieu of a tip after she reminded the man that he needed to cover up when he's not seated. A photo of the receipt with the word "mask" written on the tip line was shared on the Facebook page of John Henry's Pub of Ardmore, where the waitress works. "When your staff politely asks a customer to wear a mask until seated, this is how they are disrespected. Totally unacceptable. 'YOU' should be ashamed of yourself!!" a caption on the post reads.
  • California Mandates All Food Must Be Consumed Through IV To Ensure Masks Are Never Removed

    10/08/2020 4:08:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 10/07/2020
    In order to save lives and also because of science, Governor Gavin Newsom of California announced today that all restaurant food consumed in the state must come from an IV bag or feeding tube to ensure diners never have to remove their masks while dining. "Unlike some people who hate science and want people to die, we here in California love science and don't want people to die," said Newsom during the announcement. "The most effective way in the world to prevent death is to wear a cloth on your face and never take it off, even when eating. This...
  • Boy who has eaten nothing but sausages his whole life has been cured

    10/07/2020 3:01:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 7, 2020 | Hannah Sparks
    Ever since he can remember, 15-year-old Ben Simpson has eaten only sausage. His limited dietary preferences began when his mom Wendy Hughes began weening him off breastmilk. Soon, his pickiness gave way to several years of consuming only breakfast-style sausages and water, three times a day, every day. Hughes, 55, told SWNS that she was at her wit’s end by the time she called David Kilmurry, a cognitive behavioral hypnotherapist who believed he could shake the teenager’s bizarre eating habits — a clinical condition called Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
  • The Farm Of The Future Might Be In Compton. Inside A Warehouse. And Run Partly By Robots

    10/06/2020 7:40:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    LAist ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2020 | STEFAN A. SLATER
    From the outside, the gray and white warehouse near the corner of Oris Street and Mona Boulevard seems like a thousand other mundane Southern California buildings. But the interior, once completed, will resemble a sketch from a futurist's daydreams. If all goes well, the 95,000-square-foot Compton facility will house rows of hydroponic towers organized into emerald walls of non-GMO, pesticide-free leafy greens. These plants won't rely on sunlight in order to grow. Gleaming LED lamps will provide all the light the crops could ever want. Robots will transport seedlings while other machines move the towers as part of an orchestrated...
  • Ÿnsect raises $372 million for “the first carbon negative and largest vertical farm in the world”

    10/06/2020 7:30:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Fish Site ^ | 6 October 2020
    Insect farming startup Ÿnsect has extended its Series C funding to $372 million – the largest amount ever raised by a non-American agtech business. The new capital will fund completion of the largest insect farm in the world, due to open in Amiens, France in early 2022. The facility is slated to generate 100,000 tonnes of insect products annually, as well as create 500 direct and indirect jobs. The investment will also let the company expand beyond Europe and Asia into the United States, with the support of its first US-based investors, Upfront Ventures and FootPrint Coalition; and grow its...
  • Oat Milk, Almond, Dairy or Soy? A Dietitian Breaks Down Your 'Milk' Options

    10/05/2020 12:02:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 5 OCTOBER 2020 | LEAH DOWLING, THE CONVERSATION
    A trip to the supermarket presents shoppers with an overwhelming number of milk choices. And far from just being the domain of the modern hipster, plant-based milk alternatives are going mainstream. These alternatives may be suitable for people who are intolerant to dairy milk, or have ethical or other personal preferences. They tend to be lower in saturated fats and energy than dairy milk, but also lower in protein (except soy) and calcium (unless fortified). Some are also high in added sugars. As to which milk is best, there's no simple answer. Dairy milk tends to come out on top...
  • Global Food Shortages Are Becoming Very Real, And U.S. Grocery Store Chains Are Preparing For Worst Case Scenarios

    10/04/2020 3:50:36 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 160 replies
    eotad ^ | 9/29/20 | Michael Snyder
    The head of the UN World Food Program repeatedly warned us that we would soon be facing “famines of biblical proportions”, and his predictions are now starting to become a reality. We have already seen food riots in some parts of Africa, and it isn’t too much of a surprise that certain portions of Asia are really hurting right now. But I have to admit that I was kind of shocked when I came across an article about the “hunger crisis” that has erupted in Latin America. According to Bloomberg, “a resurgence of poverty is bringing a vicious wave of...
  • While in a Severe Crisis, the CCP Still Keeps Making Up Lies

    10/03/2020 9:50:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/03/2020 | Wang He
    CommentaryThe year 2020 was supposed to see the end of poverty in China, the year that concluded the 13th Five Year Social and Economic Development Initiative, and the year the country steps into the second phase of the “Three-Step Development of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics” in economic, military and rural areas.It was supposed to be a year for Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his comrades to laud their significance and success in China. The COVID-19 pandemic has, however, put both Xi and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in a serious crisis.Xi and the CCP are indeed tied together in a...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - October 3-9, 2020

    10/03/2020 5:39:46 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 76 replies
    October 3, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Venezuela’s Food Chain Is Breaking, and Millions Go Hungry

    10/03/2020 4:12:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/01/20 | John Otis
    Ana Nuñez, a 62-year-old retired municipal worker in western Venezuela, says her meals often consist of just a few corn-flour pancakes, known as arepas. Even when she has money to buy groceries in the city of Maracaibo’s teeming flea market, she said that “instead of quality food they sell garbage, like animal hides and rotten cheese.” A widespread scarcity of gasoline is the latest blow to domestic food production in Venezuela, preventing goods from getting to market and farmers from filling up their tractors. Food production in this oil-rich nation, led by its socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, had already been...