Browsing the "drought" Tag

Atmospheric Water Generator: EcoloBlue

October 31st, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

An atmospheric water generator harvests condensation from the air and puts out clean water that you can use to eat, drink, bathe, and even grow food


Top News from the Food Front: GMO Bans, Paleo Nope, & Toxic Jerky

May 24th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

DO NOT eat hummus or walnuts before reading about these ongoing food recalls -- also avoid the ground beef. I know, I know, I always say that -- but this time (in addition to many other good reasons!) it's an e. coli contamination thing. The week's food safety issues aren't just bothering 2-legged diners: if you have canine friends, beware the toxic jerky! So, yes, the week's news does feature some ickiness. But don't be scared -- there's also some nifty GMO news, plus research on Paleo diets, cheap food, and obesity. Holy guacamole, but there's much to report this week!


Save Water and Money During a Drought: Go Vegan

August 8th, 2012 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Much of the United States has been experiencing near-historic drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The drought and accompanying heat wave are not only parching people's lawns and impacting their air-conditioning bills but also causing animal suffering—more than 1,000 calves died from heat stress on Midwestern dairy farms in July alone—and sending food prices soaring, especially for people who eat meat, eggs, and dairy products


Food Crisis Looming? One Simple Way to Save the World (or At Least Stop Making Things Worse)

July 27th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

This year's drought has hit US farmers below the (corn) belt, prompting fears of global food riots and shortages. With global climate change promising more drought, high temperatures, and severe weather events, it's time to take a good hard look at our food system in terms of domestic and global food security -- and to ask ourselves if there's a better way to eat, in a world of rising population and shrinking resources. (Hint: there is!)


Could organic farming be the key to feeding a warming world?

July 12th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Climate change is about more than just hotter summers. As the world heats up, we're also expected to see more extreme weather and increased incidences of drought. That presents challenges to the farmers producing our food, and according to research from the Rodale Institute, the answer may be organic farming


Greenwashing Genetically Modified Crops

May 16th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the biggest weapons in GMO companies' arsenal is the claim they make repeatedly that genetically modified (GM) crops are needed to help feed to world in the face of global climate change. There's one problem with this claim, though -- it's total greenwashing and untrue


Texas’ Worst Drought in 44 Years Driving Food Prices Up

April 4th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

In January, February, and March, I discussed the link between climate change and rising food prices. Well, there was big news out of Texas recently bringing us back to that topic yet again. Texas is experiencing its worst drought in 44 years and it is damaging the state's wheat crop. This is driving up the price of wheat and meat (ranchers have had to reduce the size of their herds)


Global Food Supply Issues & Chance of Food Riots

January 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

These days, living in a global village of sorts, we can easily take for granted the wide variety of foods we have access to and relatively low food prices. However, as the United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog (USAFLPB) notes, global food supply may be approaching its limit, we are currently seeing considerable price increases, and we could see much more in the future



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