September 20, 2019

USDA fed kittens dead cats and dogs from meat markets and shelters

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By Laura Goldman From Care2 You’re probably aware of the dog and cat meat trade in some Asian countries and animal welfare advocates’ efforts to end it, but if you’re a taxpayer in the United States, you may not be aware that you may have helped to fund this trade. According to a new report by the nonprofit White […]

Millennials’ eating habits are wildly different from their parents’ — and the food industry has to face urgent consequences

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By Akin Oyedele Millennials have a strong preference for convenience, and eat at restaurants more than any other generation, according to Bernstein analysts. This year, their purchasing power is set to surpass baby boomers’, making it crucial to understand how their spending differs from their parents’. Millennials, the largest living generation, are poised this year […]

USDA provides more than $10 Million to help Caribbean area farmers

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By Senora Scott, KIDY From My Fox Zone SAN JUAN, P.R – From the USDA: “November 21, 2017 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing $10.9 million in technical and financial assistance to help farmers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands repair damage and rebuild following hurricanes Irma and María. This investment through […]

Inside the complicated fight in Alaska for the right to eat sea blubber

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By Jonathan Reisman, Slate From Business Insider One afternoon in 2014, May Bernhardt, an 87-year-old Inupiat Eskimo with stringy gray hair, toothlessly chewed a banana. The fruit was perfectly ripe and a good source of fiber and potassium, but she hated it. Bernhardt lives in a nursing home in the Alaskan Arctic, and like the […]

Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island’s only zoo

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By Danica Coto The Associated Press From Caribbean Business Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island’s only zoo MAYAGÜEZ — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island’s only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling to care for its animals on a […]

The US just greenlit the release of genetically modified moths

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By Kristen V. Brown | Gawker MediaFrom Gizmodo India Diamondback moths may be a mere half-inch in length, but their voracious appetite for Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower make them a major pain for farmers. This week, the U.S. Department of Agricultureapproved a potential solution: moths genetically engineered to contain a special gene that makes them gradually […]

Foreigners own 1 million+ acres of Georgia ag land

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By Lois Norder From AJC Georgia is among nine states where foreign interests own more than 1 million acres of land deemed agricultural, according to a recent report by The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. The roster of foreign owners shows companies or individuals from at least 39 countries own Georgia crop, pasture, timberland or […]

The Editor Speaks: “Taken out of context”

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I had to laugh out loud over the last few days with the national newspapers (especially the US one) over the indignation and rage when Donald Trump stupidly (but then?) tweeted a comment aimed at the London Mayor after the attack on the capital. Trump’s Tweet said: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in […]

US Forests

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The state of US forests: 6 questions answered By Thomas J. Straka, The Conversation From Business Insider Editor’s note: The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, catalyzed a wave of laws to protect the environment and natural resources. Here Thomas Straka, a professor of forest economics and management and former industrial forester, answers questions […]

Healthy milk

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RANKED: The healthiest milk and milk alternatives for you By Lydia Ramsey and Hollis Johnson From Business Insider We’ve all been there: You get to the front of the coffee line, and you still haven’t settled on what milk you should put in your latte. Soy? Almond? Skim? We’re here to help, at least on […]