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11/07/2018 7:57:03 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | Rapid Trailer
I just watched this movie. It doesn't get great reviews, probably because it tells the truth about the United Nations, but I liked it.

North Korean food supply hit by drought, UN warns, as Kim Jong Un spends on missiles
04/29/2016 7:45:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
CNBC ^ | Apr 28, 2016 | Huileng Tan
North Korean food supply hit by drought, UN warns, as Kim Jong Un spends on missiles Huileng Tan | @huileng_tan Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 | 12:30 AM ET North Korea's already-low food supply is set to deteriorate this year as dry weather hits crop yields, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. "Given the tight food supplies in 2015/16, the country's food security situation is expected to deteriorate from the previous year when most households were already estimated to have poor or borderline food consumption levels," the agency said in a report on Wednesday. North Korea's total...

North Korea food production 'lowest for a decade': UN
03/05/2019 9:31:13 PM PST · by caww · 14 replies ^ | 3/5/2020 | Sebastien BERGER
Last year's harvest was just 4.95 million tonnes, the United Nations said in its Needs and Priorities assessment for 2019, down by 500,000 tonnes....It was "the lowest production in more than a decade", the UN's Resident Coordinator in the North Tapan Mishra said in a statement...."This has resulted in a significant food gap."..As a result 10.9 million people in the North needed humanitarian assistance -- 600,000 more than last year -- with a potential for increased malnutrition and illness. It is equivalent to 43 percent of the population. The impoverished North has been frequently condemned by the international community for...

Hungry winter feared for Syrian refugees as UN agency halts food aid
12/01/2014 7:15:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | Dec. 01 2014, 8:24 AM EST
The agency has already cut rations for 4.25 million people in Syria.

Kim Jong Un Ordered Army Officer Executed For Giving Soldiers Extra Food
06/28/2018 7:34:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
Maylaysian Digest ^ | June 29, 2018 | Fox News
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered a high ranking army officer to be executed after he was accused of giving extra food and fuel rations to troops and their families. Daily NK reported that Hyon Ju Song, the lieutenant general of the Korean People’s Army in the country’s capital, Pyongyang, was executed by a firing squad for “charges of abusing authority and engaging in anti-Party acts.” Hyon was reportedly a rising star in the army before his death. He served as a member of the Workers' Party of Korea's Central Committee and battalion commander under the Supreme Guard...

Kim Jong-un arrives for Trump summit with security force, private food supply
06/10/2018 8:32:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, June 10, 2018 | S.A. Miller
SINGAPORE — North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un arrived at this island city-state Sunday ahead of a historic summit with President Trump, bringing with him a extensive security force and a private food supply. Mr. Kim was greeted at the airport by Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, who tweeted a photo of the welcoming. After arriving in a Chinese jet, Mr. Kim traveled in a long motorcade though the city to the luxurious St. Regis Hotel that will serve as Mr. Kim’s base during the summit. Mr. Trump was en route to Singapore and expected to arrive later Sunday. “I am...

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856 million for oil spill [from defensive war against Hizb'allah]
12/21/2014 1:55:52 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | 12/20/14
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly on Friday to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill damages it caused during its 2006 war with Hezbollah. The non-binding vote, which passed 170-6, asks Israel to offer "prompt and adequate compensation" to Lebanon and other countries affected by the oil spill's pollution. In a statement, Israel condemned the resolution as biased against the nation, Israeli media reported. The oil spill was caused by Israel's air force when it bombed oil tanks near a coastal Lebanese power plant during the fierce month-long war with...

UN sends food to North Korea
09/04/2017 10:49:15 AM PDT · by Kozy · 24 replies
Daily Mail ^ | 09/04/2017 | Gareth Davies


Aberdeen [Scotland]: once-rich oil city now relying on food banks
01/23/2016 2:43:08 PM PST · by Lorianne · 24 replies
Guardian UK ^ | 23 January 2016 | Terry Macalister
Local charities say food parcels have doubled in a year as people used to earning good money in the oil and gas sector have fallen on hard times __ Former oil workers are queuing up to use food banks in Aberdeen, formerly one of the UK’s most prosperous cities, as 12-year lows in the price of crude this week propel the North Sea industry deeper into crisis. Hundreds of staff are being laid off every week as producers, drillers and service companies slash their spending in moves which are hurting local businesses, from estate agents to hoteliers and taxi drivers....

UN food program head warns of US budget cuts amid famine
04/03/2017 12:18:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 45 replies
ABC News ^ | Apr 3, 2017 | nicole winfield, associated press
The outgoing head of the United Nations' World Food Program said Monday she is certain the U.S. Congress will reject the Trump administration's proposed budget cuts for U.N. aid agencies, saying "No one in America believes that 'America First' means that other people must die." Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, whose friendship with former President Barack Obama predated his presidency, on Tuesday winds up five years of leading the world's largest anti-hunger humanitarian organization. The Trump administration tapped former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley to replace her, and U.N. officials appointed him last week. In a blunt interview on the eve...

Three Fast Food Workers Arrested For Allegedly Spitting Into Deputies’ Food
05/02/2019 2:12:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
cbs2la ^ | 05/02/2019
Three Florida teens who allegedly spit in food ordered by sheriff’s deputies are out of a job and under arrest, authorities said. Two uniformed, on-duty deputies stopped at Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries for dinner last Saturday, according to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. The owners viewed surveillance video that confirmed the accusations, the sheriff’s office said. The three employees were immediately fired and the Okeechobee City Police Department was contacted. The three employees, aged between 16 and 17 years old and are all high school students, were each charged with Florida’s food anti-tampering act, a first-degree felony, and...

Muslim Woman Attacks Muslims For Demanding Halal Food At Minnesota Food Banks
10/24/2014 2:46:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
International Business Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Zoe Mintz
... “I’m about to put a smack down on my brothers and sisters,” Dedic wrote in her Facebook post on Oct 20. “Why on earth [do] they think it is okay to look into the eyes of the already generous US taxpayer and say your charity is not good enough for me. I demand special treatment.” ...

These Food Products Are Considered “Healthier” For Kids By The Food Industry
01/06/2018 6:32:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
Buzzfeed ^ | January 6, 2018 | Stephanie M. Lee
In response to criticism over its role in the childhood obesity epidemic, the food industry vowed to only run TV ads for “healthier” foods to kids. Critics say the industry’s self-imposed rules don’t do much beyond giving them good publicity.Whether Tony the Tiger is declaring Frosted Flakes “grrreat” or a manic bird is going “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs,” food commercials remain mainstays of after-school TV even as childhood obesity has become a health crisis. For the last decade, the food industry has defended those ads in part by saying its products are relatively healthy — according to nutrition criteria it...

Trump officials allow Puerto Ricans to use food stamps for fast food
10/04/2017 2:01:16 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
The Hill ^ | October 3, 2017
The Trump administration has granted a waiver so that Puerto Ricans can use food stamp benefits to purchase prepared food in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In a letter dated Sept. 30 and obtained by The Hill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said recipients of the island’s Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP) would be able to use their benefits to purchase hot food at any store through November. ......

Climate change hampering world food production, say scientists (a 'food for thought' thread 8-?)
02/16/2015 5:20:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
Yahoo News ^ | 2/16/15 | Jean-Louis Santini - AFP
San José (United States) (AFP) - The acceleration in climate change and its impact on agricultural production means that profound societal changes will be needed in coming decades to feed the world's growing population, researchers at an annual science conference said. According to scientists, food production will have to be doubled over the next 35 years to feed a global population of nine billion people in 2050, compared with seven billion today. Feeding the world "is going to take some changes in terms of minimizing climate disruption," said Jerry Hatfield, director at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment....

Microwave oil recovery could unlock trillions of barrels of oil [...] from Oil shale and oil sands
12/07/2016 6:45:48 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 38 replies
Next Big Future ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Brian Wang
Peter Kearl is co-founder and CTO of Qmast which is a Colorado-based company pioneering the use of the microwave technology to recover oil. Oil giants BP and ConocoPhillips are pouring resources into developing similar extraction techniques, which can be far less water- and energy-intensive than fracking. There is more than 4.285 trillion barrels of oil barrels of oil in the Green River Formation (2011 U.S. Geological Survey of resource in-place). Using oil shale cutoffs of potentially viable (15 gallons per ton) and high grade (25 gallons per ton), it is estimated that between 353 billion and 1.146 trillion barrels of...

‘Green New Deal’ Doesn’t Go Far Enough, Says UN ‘Right to Food’ Expert
03/01/2019 9:24:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
Cybercast News Service ^ | March 1, 2019 | 4:43 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
The Democrats’ “Green New Deal” proposal is praiseworthy but does not go far enough, the U.N.’s “right to food” expert said in an article posted Friday — one day after she was accused of ignoring the severe food crisis in Venezuela. Hilal Elver, a U.S.-based Turkish academic appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2014 as “special rapporteur on the right to food,” said the Democratic initiative would be the first major U.S. effort “to address the threat of climate change as dynamic, multi-dimensional, and ubiquitous, and for that alone, it deserves praise.” However, she added that the...

Trump Trolls UN Climate Summit With Event Promoting Oil, Coal
12/10/2018 8:45:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
The New American ^ | Monday, 10 December 2018 | Alex Newman
KATOWICE, POLAND — The Trump administration held an event at the United Nations “COP 24” climate summit to promote the continued use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and particularly American innovation and energy exports. Obviously, the panel discussion by U.S. officials and the subject itself sparked outrage among man-made global-warming theorists at the UN seeking to restrict access humanity's access to cheap and reliable electricity, many of whom held a loud protest inside the venue during the event. But the message from the U.S. government came through loud and clear: So-called fossil fuels are here to stay,...

China ‘might agree’ to UN oil embargo of North Korea
04/28/2017 2:59:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 15 replies
South China Morning Post ^ | April 29th, 2017 | Shi Jiangtao
Beijing would consider an oil embargo against Pyongyang in the case of further nuclear tests by its reclusive neighbour, according to diplomatic analysts. A suspension of oil supplies from Beijing could deal a much harder blow to Pyongyang than any of the existing sanctions, possibly paralysing the government of Kim Jong-un. But analysts said China was unlikely to impose further sanctions on North Korea without a mandate from the UN Security Council, given Beijing’s sweeping ban on coal imports from the North since February. Though economic data, especially on the sensitive crude-oil trade, is sketchy, analysts believe Pyongyang has for...

North Korea gets illegal oil, enlists Syria arms broker: UN report
08/04/2018 12:06:03 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
Channel News Asia ^ | August 3, 2018 | AFP
North Korea has resorted to a "massive increase" of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea to evade UN sanctions and enlisted a Syrian arms broker to sell weapons to Yemen and Libya, a UN report said Friday. In a 62-page report sent to the Security Council, the UN panel of experts also listed violations of a ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron, seafood and other products that generate millions of dollars in revenue to Kim Jong Un's regime. North Korea also "attempted to supply small arms and light weapons (SALW) and other military equipment via foreign...
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