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  • A Mustard Shortage Could Be Hitting the U.S. Soon — Here’s What You Need to Know

    06/23/2022 7:39:30 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 165 replies
    Kitchn blog ^ | June 20, 2022 | Cheyl Fenton
    Apparently the world’s supply of a favorite hot dog condiment doesn’t cut the … err … mustard. And, as a result, we may be looking at an international mustard shortage sooner than we think. According to Business Insider, a year of poor mustard seed production is the cause of what may result in a lack of mustard on American grocery store shelves in the near future. Experts say you can thank climate change for the large drop in mustard seed production, with Canada (the world’s second largest producer) and France watching the most recent growing season’s yields fall 28 percent...
  • Huy Fong Foods suspends production of sriracha, sambal oelek due to 'severe' chili shortage

    06/09/2022 10:10:33 AM PDT · by mylife · 51 replies
    Weather conditions affecting the quality of chili peppers have forced California-based Huy Fong Foods to suspend sales and production of its famous sriracha sauce, the company has announced. In an April 19 email that only recently made its rounds in the media, Huy Fong Foods informed customers that they are facing “a more severe shortage of chili” compared to a similar situation in July 2020. As a result, all orders placed on or after April 19 will be scheduled after Labor Day (Sept. 6) in the order they were received. “Due to weather conditions affecting the quality of chili peppers,...
  • The Best Beach Sandwich Has Only Three Ingredients The best park sandwich, the best picnic sandwich, the best hiking sandwich...you get the idea.

    06/02/2022 6:51:07 AM PDT · by mylife · 71 replies
    I hate to hand it to the French, but the best beach/hiking/picnic sandwich is jambon-beurre (ham-butter). It’s just baguette, butter, and ham, and it is perfect. Eating food outside amongst the sand and sea (or trees and squirrels) is a decidedly summery way to dine. Sandwiches were made for such meals—after all, they were designed to be eaten while the eater is doing something else. That something else was originally gambling, but outdoorspeople can take advantage of the sandwich’s portability while hiking through a forest, sitting in some grass, or lounging on the beach. All sandwiches can be enjoyed this...
  • Bioterrorism threat said real

    05/03/2004 2:36:51 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 6 replies · 293+ views
    Western Farm Press ^ | 10-17-2002 | Harry Cline
    Bioterrorism threat said real Oct 17, 2002 12:00 PM, Harry Cline There are 7,000 unaccounted for former Soviet Union biological warfare scientists and technicians in the world today. Before 9/11/01, that fact would be filed away under "So what...just left over Cold War paranoia." Now, though, that fact is cause for considerable concern to Americans, and a panel of experts on bioterrorism and radical environmental groups speaking at the recent California Plant Health Association and CropLife America joint annual convention in Palm Desert, Calif., only served to heighten that concern when they addressed biological warfare issues facing America today. According...
  • Artificial photosynthesis can produce food without sunshine

    06/23/2022 10:37:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    phys.org ^ | 6/23/2022 | Holly Ober
    Plants are growing in complete darkness in an acetate medium that replaces biological photosynthesis. Photosynthesis has evolved in plants for millions of years to turn water, carbon dioxide, and the energy from sunlight into plant biomass and the foods we eat. This process, however, is very inefficient, with only about 1% of the energy found in sunlight ending up in the plant. Scientists at UC Riverside and the University of Delaware have found a way to bypass the need for biological photosynthesis altogether and create food independent of sunlight by using artificial photosynthesis. The research, published in Nature Food,...
  • Food and fuel price hikes lead to distress in Ecuador

    06/23/2022 12:20:44 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 5 replies
    Ecuador is the latest country to witness protests over rising food and fuel prices. The capital Quito saw thousands demanding the President's intervention, there's been clashes between the police and the protesters across the country.
  • Breaking! Biden will start Importing Baby Formula from Mexico

    06/22/2022 9:19:48 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 22, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    Did you ever think you’d live to see American parents relying on Mexico for their baby’s survival? ...... Snip...... This week, after several months of baby formula shortages the Biden regime announced they will start importing formula from Mexico. It only took them six months to devise this simple plan. They are really that pathetic. HotAir reported: Today the Biden administration announced it is providing logistical support to import about 16 million 6-ounce baby formula bottles from Mexico. The project starts this weekend. It involves the Department of Health and Human Services expediting trucks that will drive about 1 million...
  • New study associates intake of dairy milk with greater risk of prostate cancer

    06/22/2022 7:37:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 35 replies
    Men with higher intakes of dairy foods, especially milk, face a significantly higher risk of prostate cancer compared to men with lower intakes, according to a new study. The study found no such associations between increased prostate cancer risk and intake of non-dairy calcium, suggesting substances other than calcium play a role in the risk dairy foods poses for prostate cancer. The study's results reveal that men who consumed about 430 grams of dairy per day (1 ¾ cups of milk) faced a 25% increased risk of prostate cancer compared to men who consumed only 20.2 grams of dairy per...
  • Strike begins to take a toll on Cuenca: A protester is found dead at a Tarqui roadblock; City bus service is suspended; Stores short on some food products (Ecuador)

    06/22/2022 5:32:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    CuencaHighLife ^ | 6/22/2022 | CuencaHighLife
    Although Cuenca has escaped the disruption and violence suffered by other major cities during the first nine days of the indigenous anti-government strike, that appeared to be changing Wednesday. Early Wednesday morning, a protester died at roadblock on the Pan American highway in Tarqui after police fired tear gas to clear the intersection connecting Cuenca to Loja and Machala. The 31-year old man was found lifeless at the side of the highway and some protesters believe he was struck by a gas canister. Paramedics said he showed no head trauma, only slight bruising of the torso. The man was pronounced...
  • Pizza Wars: Heated Words in Italy Over Fair Price of Dish

    06/22/2022 5:39:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2022
    Pizza: high-end gourmet fare or affordable food for the people? That is the question pitting Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore against chefs in Naples, where pizza making has UNESCO world heritage status. A staple for Italians and a favourite around the world, pizza is traditionally made of simple ingredients, with restaurants in the southern city of Naples serving the classic Pizza Margherita for as little as 4 euros ($4.24). Briatore challenged these low prices in his answer to criticism of the prices charged at his Crazy Pizza restaurants, in London, Montecarlo, Riyadh and Italy, where a Spanish Pata Negra ham-topped pizza...
  • White House Blames Vladimir Putin for ‘Weaponizing Food’

    06/21/2022 2:39:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2022 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    The White House blamed food shortages across the country on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, accusing him of “weaponizing food.” “President Putin is, no kidding, weaponizing food,” said White House National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby on Tuesday. “Let’s just call it what it is, he’s weaponizing food.”
  • Operation Fly Formula flops as White House intervention fails to fill store shelves

    06/21/2022 12:15:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6-20-22 | Susan Ferrechio and Tom Howell Jr.
    A month after President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to import emergency supplies of infant formula, store shelves are still half empty and brands shipped on U.S. military planes from other countries are not yet helping many families struggling to find critical specialty brands. The U.S. government began importing infant formula from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and elsewhere one month ago. It launched Operation Fly Formula to address a shortage that was triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, a major formula recall and a decision by the FDA to shutter one of the nation’s top formula-producing plants for several months...
  • Obama 'Regulatory Czar' has Secret Animal-Rights Agenda, Says Consumer Group

    01/15/2009 5:47:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies · 1,735+ views
    PR Web ^ | 1/15/2009
    Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB ) January 15, 2009 -- The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom said today that Cass Sunstein, the Harvard University Law School professor tapped by President-elect Obama to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has a secret aim to push a radical animal-rights agenda in the White House. Sunstein supports outlawing sport hunting, giving animals the legal right to file lawsuits, and using government regulations to phase out meat consumption. In a 2007 speech at Harvard University, Sunstein argued in favor of entirely "eliminating current practices such as … meat eating." He also proposed: "We ought...
  • US, China Blame Each Other Over Food Insecurity

    06/20/2022 10:19:01 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies
    voa ^ | June 12, 2022 | Kate Bartlett
    Food insecurity is rising globally because of the war in Ukraine, according to experts, with Africa expected to be hit the hardest. The world’s superpowers, China and the U.S., say they are trying to mitigate the fallout but at the same time are accusing each other of exacerbating the crisis. A state newspaper, The China Daily, placed blame for the situation partially on Washington, saying: “Food prices have reached an all-time high, as Russian and Ukrainian grain exports are hindered by port disruptions and Western sanctions.” The U.S., for its part, has accused China of hoarding, after President Xi Jinping...
  • VANITY: Now it is serious. We have a doughnut shortage!

    06/20/2022 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 76 replies
    self | 06/20/2022 | self
    I run the coffee and doughnuts after the 9:00 AM Mass here in Phoenix, AZ. On Monday morning I go to our doughnut supplier, a Kroger-owned supermarket, and submit my order for 12 dozen doughnuts, describing how many and what kind. The ladies in the bakery apologized as they informed me that they would not be able to fill my order as described due to a "doughnut shortage". A doughnut shortage?! Is nothing sacred? Here we are fiddling with baby formula and right under our noses I am told that there will be no chocolate doughnuts, no cake donuts, and...
  • NYT to Farmers on Fertilizer Shortage: Hooray for Pee, It’s More Eco-Friendly Anyway

    06/20/2022 9:13:40 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/20/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    The New York Times tried to inject a silver lining into the fertilizer shortage gripping American farmers by telling them to use pee as a substitute to help foster a so-called green transition. Times climate journalist Catrin Einhorn belched in an absurd news item that the worldwide “shortage of chemical fertilizer” she blamed on “the war in Ukraine” can potentially be solved by human urine. “It just so happens that human urine has the very nutrients that crops need,” she claimed, praising how urine “has a lot more [nutrients], in fact, than Number Two, with almost none of the pathogens.”...
  • As a cattle person, I need to weigh-in on the “mass cattle die-off” video that’s going around.

    06/20/2022 12:40:36 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 33 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 06/17/2022 | Ann Barnhardt
    I know that video clip going around looks awful, but let me give some context here. There has been extreme heat and humidity in Western Kansas and cattle have died. This is normal, and 10,000 head total statewide is not a “mass die-off that will cripple the beef supply.” Not even close. There are roughly six million cattle in Kansas. Of those, over two million are “on feed” in confinement feedlots in the western half of the state. In the former United States, something like 125,000 head of cattle are slaughtered per day, Monday through Friday, with a reduced kill...
  • Producer prices of agricultural products up 39.9% in April 2022 year on year (Germany)

    06/19/2022 11:21:10 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 5 replies
    DEstatis ^ | 14 June 2022
    Producer prices of agricultural products were 39.9% higher in April 2022 than in April 2021. This is the highest rise in prices compared with the same month a year earlier since the survey was first conducted in 1961. {GERMANY}
  • Global Food Crisis: Poland Pokes Holes in Biden Plan to Access Ukrainian Grain

    06/19/2022 9:51:57 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-19-2022 | Peter Caddle
    A plan proposed by U.S. President Joe Biden to see grain exported from Ukraine has received scrutiny from Poland, which has raised the alarm. Poland has pointed out a number of problems with a plan presented by U.S. President Joe Biden to finally enable grain to be exported out of Ukraine, in peacetime a major exporter of agricultural products. With tens of millions of tons currently stuck in the country as a result of an ongoing Russian blockade of the Black Sea, President Biden has suggested building a host of silos on the Ukrainian-Polish border to help move the globally...
  • Fertilizer Stockpiles Swell, Easing Harvest Worries

    06/18/2022 12:12:24 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 28 replies
    TTNEWS ^ | 17-JUN-2022
    The fertilizer shortage that threw the agricultural sector into disarray and pushed food costs higher globally may be fading. Crops across the world are dependent on nutrients from Russia, one of the biggest exporters, and the invasion of Ukraine four months ago roiled markets for the crucial chemicals. Ultimately, prices soared so high that farmers halted buying — and now the market has flipped. Fertilizer supplies are piling up from Florida to South America. Ships are waiting to unload and companies are struggling to reduce stocks in ports and warehouses, according to people familiar with the matter. In Brazil, warehouses...