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  • JOHNSON: Obesity ‘epidemic’: It’s no big, fat deal

    06/15/2014 7:34:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | Drew Johnson
    A British medical journal announced a finding last month that might be the best news in the history of the world: Nearly one out of three people in the world is overweight. Members of the media responded to this thrilling discovery by lamenting the globe’s growing waistline. Pundits rushed to condemn widespread access to inexpensive food. Everyone seemed so excited to attack obesity that no one noticed the report’s incredible story of human achievement and hope. Throughout history, malnutrition and hunger-related health issues have killed more people than any other cause. Over the course of the past half-century, however, the...
  • Here Are The Countries That Spend The Most On Food

    02/24/2014 5:59:29 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 2-24-2014 | Matthew Boesler
    Here Are The Countries That Spend The Most On Food Matthew BoeslerFeb. 24, 2014, 8:28 PM Renaissance Macro Research, Congressional Research Service This chart plots the share of household income in a given country spent on food against the level of household income in that country. Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro, warns that rising food prices may serve as an additional economic headwind to some of the emerging markets in the top-left region of the chart (India, China, Indonesia, and Nigeria, to name a few). "Food prices are climbing for a range of items including cattle,...
  • Merry Christmas, Comrades

    12/25/2013 6:58:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2013 | John Ransom
    <p>You are hereby notified that there is an official embargo on your comments in the email and hate mail columns effective with this notice. You recent offerings have been so obtuse, so off-topic, so unintelligible that even Jay Carney, White House Press Jester could only shrug when I asked him to translate.</p>
  • Ukraine’s Genocide by Famine

    11/09/2013 5:53:14 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 29 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ON LINE ^ | 11/9/2013 | ALEC TORRES
    STALIN - UKRAINE'S GENOCIDE BY FAMINE Eighty years later, there’s no denying the Soviet atrocity. By Alec Torres NRO 11/9/2013 ‘We went to a field. We had nothing to eat. Everything was taken from us. So my mother decided we would go to the field, find some half-frozen potatoes, some kind of vegetables, to make a soup. At that time the Soviet Union was teaching people to report on each other, to spy on each other. Somebody saw that we came with some vegetables, half-frozen, and they arrested my mother. That was the last time I saw her.” So Eugenia...
  • History Rhymes: ObamaCare Website and the Ukrainian Wheat Farmers

    10/14/2013 8:25:59 AM PDT · by GraceG · 13 replies
    http://www.barnhardt.biz ^ | 10/11/2013 | Ann Barnhardt
    The fact that the ObamaCare website is a complete clusterbungle that is totally inoperative is 100% INTENTIONAL. It was designed to cause denial of service attacks on ITSELF, people. Come on. Wake up. This isn’t difficult. This reminds me exactly of the Ukraine under Stalin in the early 1930s. The Ukraine is the breadbasket of eastern Europe. Tremendous farming and wheat production was centered in the Ukraine. Under Lenin, and then Stalin, all farms and food production were seized and controlled by the state. The Soviets hated the Ukrainians and wanted them all dead. All of them. So here’s what...
  • Researchers Have Finally Solved The Mystery Of The Irish Potato Famine

    05/24/2013 9:45:13 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    http://www.livescience.com ^ | 5-24-2013 | Denise Chow
    Researchers Have Finally Solved The Mystery Of The Irish Potato Famine Denise Chow, LiveScience May 24, 2013, 12:03 PM The Irish potato famine that caused mass starvation and approximately 1 million deaths in the mid-19th century was triggered by a newly identified strain of potato blight that has been christened "HERB-1," according to a new study. An international team of molecular biologists studied the historical spread of Phytophthora infestans, a funguslike organism that devastated potato crops and led to the famine in Ireland. The precise strain of the pathogen that caused the devastating outbreak, which lasted from 1845 to 1852,...
  • APNewsBreak: Report: 260,000 died in Somali famine

    04/29/2013 12:06:38 PM PDT · by LucyT · 15 replies
    Town Hall News ^ | | Apr 29, 2013 | AP Staff
    The 2011 Somali famine killed an estimated 260,000 people, half of them age 5 and under, according to a new report to be published this week that more than doubles previous death toll estimates, officials told The Associated Press. The aid community believes that tens of thousands of people died needlessly because the international community was slow to respond to early signs of approaching hunger in East Africa in late 2010 and early 2011. The toll was also exacerbated by extremist militants from al-Shabab who banned food aid deliveries to the areas of south-central Somalia that they controlled. Quicker action...
  • The Scattering - an epic story of Ireland's Great Famine

    02/27/2013 6:57:58 PM PST · by Felis demulcta mitis · 30 replies
    The Scattering Project ^ | March 1, 2002 | patrick monaghan
    The Scattering is based on the book "Because They Never Do" by Patrick Erin Monaghan. This upcoming film will tell the untold, haunting love story of a young Irish couple who endure the horrors of the Great Irish Famine. This Part 1 of a 5 part series to bring to bring to life the true story of the Great Irish Famine through the eyes of a young couple - Michael and Mary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c4IwVV7gufU
  • Yang Jisheng: The man who discovered 36 million dead

    11/26/2012 3:53:26 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 29 replies
    BBC News World ^ | 20 November 2012 | Raul Mason
    In the era whose secret he uncovered, a journalist's office would have looked just like the one where Yang Jisheng works now. The tiled floor, the grimy window panes, the desk piled two feet high with papers, envelopes and books. The Mao-era radiators. The cigarette ash and the dust. Under Mao Zedong, Yang's good fortune was to find a job as a reporter with China's state-run Xinhua news agency. His misfortune had been to see his father die of hunger in 1961, at the height of the famine that killed an estimated 36 million people: "When my dad died, I...
  • Droughts cut Europe's food output, raise fire risks

    08/20/2012 5:48:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 20 August 2012
    Droughts in southern and eastern Europe are contributing to the global decline in grain production while also elevating concern about the long-term impact on freshwater supplies. The European Commission, which has declared 2012 the Year of Water, is preparing a review some of Europe’s water legislation partly with climate change and extreme weather events in mind.Food security and how the EU safeguards its liquid resources are among the topics due to be discussed during World Water Week events that begin in Stockholm on 26 August. The UN Food and Agricultural Organization reports that food prices rose 6% overall in July,...
  • Mass grave in London reveals how volcano caused global catastrophe

    08/05/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-4-2012 | Dalya Alberge
    When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century victims of the Black Death or the Great Famine of 1315-17. Now they have been astonished by a more explosive explanation – a cataclysmic volcano that had erupted a century earlier, thousands of miles away in the tropics, and wrought havoc on medieval Britons. Scientific evidence – including radiocarbon dating of the bones and geological data from across the globe – shows for the first time that mass fatalities in the 13th century were caused by one...
  • World braced for new food crisis

    07/20/2012 7:24:27 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Financial Times ^ | July 19, 2012 | Jack Farchy and Gregory Meyer
    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs. Corn and soyabean prices surged to record highs on Thursday, surpassing the peaks of the 2007-08 crisis that sparked food riots in more than 30 countries. Wheat prices are not yet at record levels but have rallied more than 50 per cent in five weeks, exceeding prices reached in the wake of Russia’s 2010 export ban. The drought in the US, which supplies nearly half the world’s exports of corn and much of its soyabeans...
  • North Korea facing worst drought in 100 years

    06/27/2012 7:09:27 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 51 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 June 2012 | Staff
    North Korean soldiers have been dispatched to water crops that are withering in the worst drought to affect the country in more than a century, with the United Nations warning that yields for staples such as wheat, barley and potatoes will inevitably be affected. The state-run KCNA news agency said temperatures have been as much as eight degrees higher than usual for May and June and, combined with historically low levels of precipitation, have left rice paddies dried and cracked. The maize crop stands a mere 15 inches tall in many places in North and South Hwanghae provinces, instead of...
  • A Tennessee Fireman's Solution to Climate Change (let's make the deniers pay)

    04/23/2012 10:12:40 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 40 replies
    Forbes ^ | 19 April 2012 | Steve Zwick
    Let’s take a page from those Tennessee firemen we heard about a few times last year – the ones who stood idly by as houses burned to the ground because their owners had refused to pay a measly $75 fee. We can apply this same logic to climate change. We know who the active denialists are – not the people who buy the lies, mind you, but the people who create the lies. Let’s start keeping track of them now, and when the famines come, let’s make them pay. Let’s let their houses burn until the innocent are rescued*. Let’s...
  • A Punch To The Mouth – Food Price Volatility Hits The World

    01/05/2012 11:49:48 AM PST · by blam · 1 replies
    Gregor.us ^ | 1-5-2012 | Gregory McDonald
    A Punch To The Mouth – Food Price Volatility Hits The World January 5, 2012Gregory McDonaldPerfect Storms 2011 was an abysmal year for the global insurance industry, which had to cover yet another enormous increase in damages from natural disasters. Unknown to most casual observers is the fact that during the past few decades the frequency of weather-related disasters (floods, fires, storms) has been growing at a much faster pace than geological disasters (such as earthquakes). This spread between the two types of insurable losses has moved so strongly that it prompted Munich Re to note in a late 2010...
  • Food Fight

    12/31/2011 12:12:11 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    World Magazine ^ | December 17, 2011 | Mindy Betz
    Food fight A Korean refrigerator speaks to the falsehoods surrounding famine | Mindy Belz This time of year my refrigerator hums, happily I imagine, with the comings and goings of harvest and feasting—roasts and leftover gravies, cooked squash and potatoes, the summer peppers not eaten by grubs, and the last of the lettuces. How can my family receive such bounty while others go poor and hungry? It's a complex question. Take my refrigerator, a sturdy 22-cubic-foot model made by the LG Corporation of South Korea. The reason I'm able to own an appliance from the Korean Peninsula is that a...
  • Vatican Documents Reveal Stalin's Forced Starvation Plan

    11/18/2011 6:59:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 11/17/11 | Elizabeth Lev
    Book Gives Details of 1932 'Killing by Hunger' in UkraineROME, NOV. 17, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The sober skies and short days of November remind Romans that this is the month to pray for the dead. It seems fitting that this month opened with a presentation of new documents regarding one of the most tragic -- and virtually unacknowledged -- events of the modern age, the Ukrainian Famine. "The Holy See and the Holodomor: Documents from the Vatican Secret Archives on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine" by Father Athanasius McVay and Professor Lubomyr Luciuk was released Oct. 26 with...
  • Farmers already forecasting 2012 losses (Texas)

    11/11/2011 6:31:19 PM PST · by Racehorse · 16 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11 Nov 2011 | William Pack
    Texas needs rain — and needs it quickly — to keep farmers and ranchers from suffering even bigger losses next year from the drought that already has left them with record-breaking losses this year, producers said Friday while in San Antonio. Corn growers in Texas could encounter even bigger losses in 2012 after seeing output fall by 40 percent this year; and rice plantings, which fell by only 2 percent this year, could be cut nearly in half if more water does not become available soon, officials said. “It could drive us to acreage levels we've probably not seen in...
  • Witnesses to a catastrophe

    10/19/2011 8:52:05 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 20 Oct 2011 | DICK AHLSTROM
    A forgotten Famine burial site inside the grounds of a former workhouse in Kilkenny has yielded the remains of nearly 1,000 people, and a wealth of knowledge about how they lived and how they died. AN GORTA MÓR, the Great Hunger, was a time of terrible human drama as Ireland’s poor struggled to survive the ravages of famine and disease. The chance discovery of a Famine-period burial ground in Kilkenny city now helps to tell their story,... Some one million people died and were buried as conditions and finance allowed, with the poorest ending up in burial grounds used by...
  • Starving thousands forced back into famine (by Islamists)

    09/25/2011 6:11:19 PM PDT · by Righting · 14 replies
    NewsComAu ^ | September 22, 2011
    SOMALIA'S Al-Qaeda linked rebels said today they have begun moving more than 12,000 starving families back into famine zones they had fled, areas where the UN have warned they will die without help.
  • N. Korean claims of famine don’t add up (no surprise)

    09/18/2011 2:30:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    New Strait Times ^ | 09/16/11 | Md Nasrudin Md Akhir and Lee Ee Wern
    N. Korean claims of famine don’t add up 2011/09/16 By Md Nasrudin Md Akhir and Lee Ee Wern Foreign media getting a rare glimpse inside a North Korean marketplace on Friday, where thousands of people were seen exchanging cash for a wide variety of goods. — Reuters picture Foreign media getting a rare glimpse inside a North Korean marketplace on Friday, where thousands of people were seen exchanging cash for a wide variety of goods. — Reuters picture Reports of starvation and food shortages in North Korea are perpetually surfacing with constant appeals for food assistance. MD NASRUDIN MD AKHIR...
  • Islamic Genocide in Somalia (30,000 so far)

    09/06/2011 10:52:34 AM PDT · by Righting · 9 replies
    An Islamist fault famine in Somalia (genocide) - Thousands perished because of Islamists' policies  BBC News - Somali Islamists maintain aid ban and deny famine - Jul 22, 2011 - Somalia's al-Shabab Islamists have denied lifting their ban on some Western aid agencies and say UN reports of famine are "sheer propaganda".The UN on Wednesday said that parts of Somalia were suffering a famine after the worst drought in 60 years.A spokesman for al-Shabab, which has ties to al-Qaeda and controls much of the country, accused the banned groups of being political.But the UN insists famine exists and it will continue...
  • Al-Qaeda Affiliate, not Famine, is Responsible for Somalian Genocide

    09/05/2011 5:08:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2011 | Rachel Alexander
    Somalia is in the midst of a famine, suffering from the worst drought in 60 years. 29,000 Somali children have died within the past three months, and 100,000 Somalis are expected to die in the next few weeks. The al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab has destroyed the country, taking over much of the southern part of the country where it has imposed a strict version of Sharia law. The Taliban-like organization refuses to allow humanitarian organizations associated with the West to provide aid to the starving people. Al-Shabab expelled the U.N.’s World Food Programme, which had provided the bulk of the aid,...
  • White House announces $105 million in Africa aid

    08/08/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has approved $105 million for humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa to combat worsening drought and famine. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the money will help provide food, shelter, water, and sanitation and health services to those in need.
  • El Nino, La Nina, Climate Change and the Horrific Drought in Somalia

    08/06/2011 10:21:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    ecocentric.blogs.time.com ^ | 4 Aug 2011 | Bryan Walsh
    As I write this, Somalia is suffering its worst drought in 60 years. The lack of rain—combined with civil unrest and political interference from the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab group—has produced catastrophic results. Yesterday Nancy Linborg, an official with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), told a Congressional committee that more than 29,000 children under the age of 5 had died over the past three months in Somalia, thanks to the famine. If conditions worsen—and there's little reason to expected that they won't—upwards to 800,000 children may die of hunger and other causes. The violent political situation on the ground...
  • The shocking reality of the Somalian famine

    08/01/2011 12:11:25 AM PDT · by americanophile · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2011 | Brian Carroll
    They call it Bula Bakti, the Carcass Dump. Here, in 37-degree heat, we help to dig a grave for Osman, a seven-month old boy, who died of starvation in his mother’s arms the previous night. It is 12.45pm on Saturday, and before Osman’s body is committed to the earth, his mother brings us to her home — a hut made from tree branches tied together into a dome and covered with bits of plastic for a roof. Osman’s body lays on the mud floor; his mother, Mumini Ibrahim, sitting beside it, with Osman’s twin sister Kadida nestled against her breast....
  • North Korea faces famine: 'Tell the world we are starving'

    07/16/2011 6:57:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 81 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 07/16/11 | Peter Foster
    North Korea faces famine: 'Tell the world we are starving' More than a decade after North Korea was struck by a famine that killed up to a million people, the country's poorest are once again facing starvation, reports Peter Foster in Yanji By Peter Foster, Yanji 7:00PM BST 16 Jul 2011 It was an ice-cold day in the North Korean border town of Musan when a small crowd gathered round what looked like a bundle of rags on the platform of the railway station. "I went up to see what they were looking at," recalled 63-year-old Lee Sun Ok, a...
  • G-20 announces measures to stabilize food prices

    06/23/2011 12:00:21 PM PDT · by EBH · 37 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 6/23/11 | PAUL SCHEMM
    World Bank President Robert Zoellick appeared at the ministers' side during the news conference to express his support for the new measures and the seriousness of price swings. "We are not going to be able to stop food prices from going up and down, but we can smooth out the swings and we can protect the poor whether they are small farmers or consumers," he said. One of the key aspects of the new accord is the Agricultural Market Information System that would stave off panic food speculation by making instantly available to all countries the state of world food...
  • Trawling giant shuts down, blames ( Government ) bureaucrats

    04/06/2011 12:58:11 PM PDT · by Leisler · 16 replies
    South Coast Today ( Massachusetts ) ^ | April 06, 201 | DON CUDDY
    A New Bedford fishing company, one of the largest open-sea operations in the U.S., has abruptly closed its doors, claiming it can no longer operate profitably in the face of excessive fishery management regulation. The Northern Pelagic Group, which targets herring and mackerel, has shuttered its well-known plant on Fish Island, laid off all but one of its 120 employees and tied up its two boats, the Northern Explorer and the Dona Martita. "One of the boats is going back to the West Coast, and I don't know what's going to happen to the other one," said Eoin Rochford, NORPEL's...
  • The Real Crisis That Will Soon Hit the US

    02/19/2011 6:13:52 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 183 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2/18/11 | Phoenix Capital Research
    Forget stocks, the real crisis is coming… and it’s coming fast.   Indeed, it first hit in 2008 though it was almost entirely off the radar of the American public. While all eyes were glued to the carnage in the stock market and brokerage account balances, a far more serious crisis began to unfold rocking 30 countries around the globe.   I’m talking about food shortages.   Aside from a few rice shortages that were induced by export restrictions in Asia, food received little or no coverage from the financial media in 2008. Yet, food shortages started riots in over...
  • Food Fight: Will the Federal Government Control Our Food?

    12/30/2010 8:29:09 AM PST · by opentalk · 35 replies · 58+ views
    Big Government ^ | December 30, 2010 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Amidst the hustle and bustle of the “lame duck” Congress, another law was passed that didn’t quite get the same media coverage as the Bush tax extension “package,” the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the new START treaty. The Food Safety Modernization Act was not steeped in the same level of popular controversy as these other pieces of legislation. Nevertheless, its passage may affect our daily lives even more than these, and in a rather stealth manner. Yes, the week before Christmas, the 111th Congress of the United States gave Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services...
  • The Hunger Code (Food Insecurity is not starvation. There is no Hunger epidemic in the USA)

    01/20/2011 6:42:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/20/2011 | Julie Gunlock
    t is getting hard to keep track. One minute the government tells us American children are suffering from record levels of obesity. The next, children are facing a hunger epidemic. Which horror story should you believe? Neither. The truth is, 94.3 percent of American households are able to put enough food on the table every day to feed their families, and the vast majority of children living in these households are healthy and well-fed. Given the food shortages facing people in other countries, Americans are the envy of the world. According to the United Nations, 98 percent of undernourished people...
  • Cattle Network Warns Farmers: Big Time Inflation Is Coming and You Better Have an Explanation

    01/18/2011 9:13:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | January 18, 2011 | Robert Wenzel
    The insiders know, they see it coming. A spike in food prices is just around the corner. Here's what Drovers Cattle Network is telling farmers: Americans have spent less than 10 percent of their disposable income on food for many years now. That’s about to change. Food prices are on the rise and there will be new records set for some, actually many goods, this year. Meat, dairy and poultry prices are among the products on pace to set records. While the general inflation rate was nearly zero in 2010, food and fuel presents another story. Predictions for 2011 food...
  • Manmade famine in America

    12/30/2010 12:48:50 AM PST · by Rashputin · 17 replies · 9+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 29, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    December 29, 2010 Manmade famine in AmericaThomas Lifson It seems inconceivable, but people in America are going hungry en masse due to a famine caused by political authorities. Fresno, California is not yet a sister city of Kiev, Ukraine, but the two cities, capitals of rich agricultural regions, share a history of mass hunger caused by central governments indifferent to the suffering of their people, in the pursuit of ideological goals. Investor's Business Daily explains: Fresno is the agricultural capital of America. More food per acre in more variety can be grown in the fertile Central Valley surrounding this community...
  • Liberals plan to control nation's food supply and starve the homeless and disabled

    10/15/2010 11:26:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 29 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    In previous articles I brought up how liberals want the state to control the worlds food supply. Liberals believe that the private sector should not have a say in growing distributing and selling food. The state along with one world communist government should only have a say in those matters. Of course any student of history can see where that has lead, from food shortages and blights in the middle ages thanks to feudalism to hundreds of millions dying under communist made food shortages in Ukraine and China. Farms and grocery stores are not the only things liberals want to...
  • Wishful Thinking, Now and Then [June 2010]

    10/03/2010 6:27:45 PM PDT · by starczar66 · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 3, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    ...Many of history’s greatest catastrophes arise from not taking people at their word, and, indeed, disbelieving well established patterns of behavior...
  • Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people(in 4 yrs)

    09/17/2010 5:04:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Tibetan Review ^ | 09/05/10
    Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people (TibetanReview.net, Sep05, 2010) Recently declassified Chinese Communist Party archives show that the Great Helmsman, Chairman Mao Tsetung's regime cased the greatest "man-made famine" the world has ever seen, reported the ANI news service Sep 3, citing a new publication from Hong Kong. Mao's Great Famine, by Frank Dikotter, Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, is reported to show that 45 million Chinese people were killed between 1958 and 1961. Chinese propaganda posters of the late 1950s show smiling young workers marching jubilantly towards unity under the...
  • N.Koreans Crossing Border to Steal Food in China

    09/09/2010 4:16:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 1+ views
    KBS ^ | 09/09/10
    'N.Koreans Crossing Border to Steal Food in China' [2010-09-09, 08:54:59] Radio Free Asia says that incidents of groups of North Koreans stealing crops from farms located in border regions with China are becoming more frequent in recent days. Citing a Chinese source, the U.S. broadcaster said that as food shortages worsen in the North, more and more North Koreans are crossing the border to steal food in areas near the Tumen River. News outlets on North Korea say that North Korean escapees have bribed officials to cross the border in the past, but that these days people are crossing the...
  • Pyongyang on its knees: only potatoes to stave off famine

    08/19/2010 9:41:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    AsiaNews.it ^ | 8/19/10
    The capital's population had grown accustomed to a slightly better diet compared to the rest of the country. But the sanctions, the five-year plans and currency reform are beginning to be felt. And the population shows signs of timid protests against the regime.Seoul (AsiaNews) - The population of Pyongyang, the capital of the Stalinist regime of North Korea, is increasingly frustrated because of the price of basic necessities and lack of basic foods in stores, according to former residents, who have fled to South Korea. They point the finger at the last year’s disastrous currency reform and against the five...
  • (LEAD) N. Korean helicopter crashes in China, killing pilot: source(actually MIG-21)

    08/17/2010 10:56:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 70 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/18/10
    (LEAD) N. Korean helicopter crashes in China, killing pilot: source SHENYANG, China, Aug. 18 (Yonhap) -- A North Korean helicopter crashed in a Chinese border area, killing the pilot aboard who may have attempted to defect to Russia, intelligence sources here said Wednesday. The crash took place in Fushun Prefecture in the province of Liaoning Tuesday afternoon, the sources said, adding the pilot was the only person in the chopper when it crashed. "The pilot died on the spot," one source said, adding the Chinese authorities were able to identify the nationality of the helicopter only after the crash. Chinese...
  • UN: Eat Bug To Save The Planet! (Drudge Headline)

    08/11/2010 7:47:51 AM PDT · by edpc · 31 replies
    Daily Mail Onlinw ^ | 11 Aug 2010 | Felicity Cloake
    South American ants are huge. Trust me, I’m about to eat one. Until I notice that their eyes are the size of currants and I lose my appetite. It’s amazing I even got that close — just last week I felt such antipathy towards red ants that I poured boiling water on to a nest by my front door. And yet here I am, confronted with a plate of their giant relatives in the name of sustainable living. Sometimes it’s not easy being green. But then, if the United Nations gets its way, we might all soon be adding creepy-crawlies...
  • Russia: grain exports to decrease

    08/04/2010 5:52:04 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    Agrimarket Info ^ | 08/03/2010 09:16
    In the current agricultural year (July 2010 – June 2011), Russia will decrease grain exports to the level of 14-15 mln tonnes as opposed to 21.5 mln tonnes last agricultural year, forecasted Arkadiy Zlochevskiy, the President of the Russian Grain Union. At the same time, he noticed that grain export volumes will depend on the production volume, which as of to date totaled over 35 mln tonnes. A.Zlochevskiy said that the Grain Union developed 3 variants of grain balances, according to which the minimum grain export volume will total 11 mln tonnes and the maximum – 19.5 mln tonnes. At...
  • CONTAMINATION - Coming Soon to Food Near You - Produced by Nalco Corexit - Directed by Barack Obama

    06/24/2010 9:26:31 PM PDT · by unspun · 65 replies · 1+ views
    by Nancy Matthis at American DaughterThe toxic chemical dispersant Corexit 9500 was pumped into the Gulf to counter the oil spill. Now it appears to have gassified, entered the atmosphere, and rained down on inland farmers, damaging crops and killing songbirds: One month ago, on May 24, The European Union Times wrote about a report prepared by Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources for President Medvedev -- Toxic Oil Spill Rains Warned Could Destroy North America: A dire report prepared for President Medvedev by Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources is warning ... that the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak...
  • Chef Ramsay, animal rights activists, envirowackos and communists in the kitchen

    05/19/2010 6:37:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 5/18/10 | Mainestategop
    In an article I posted on my blog and expanded on freerepublic I mentioned that Chef Gordon Ramsay demanded that government establish dietary standards and force people to eat what THEY thought was best and to punish them through taxes and other means. In particular he attacked parents of obese children. Many of these children in fact suffer from other problems genetic or organic that lead to their obesity. For those unfamiliar, Gordon Ramsay is a world class chef and celebrity known for outbursts and a short temper as well as a filthy mouth. Lately he has also begun to...
  • New PRI Video Debunks Food Supply Fears: There's Lots of It

    05/03/2010 10:07:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 405+ views
    Life Site News ^ | FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, May 3, 2010
    FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Population Research Institute (PRI) has just released the third video in its YouTube cartoon series, designed to refute the idea of overpopulation with science — and stick figures. Contrary to claims advanced by population control advocates, the latest video reveals data indicating that world hunger is not caused by a lack of food, but by wars, lack of transportation, and economic factors. To date the series has garnered well over 200,000 views on YouTube, and has made PRI one of the more popular non-profit channels on the video channel.
  • California's Man-Made Drought

    04/28/2010 6:59:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,145+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 28, 2010 | MONICA SHOWALTER
    COALINGA, Calif. — Would France rip out its storied vineyards? Would Juan Valdez scorch Colombia's coffee crop? Sri Lanka its black pepper harvest? China its tea?
  • Obama Will Control Your Food

    04/20/2010 6:19:26 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 26 replies · 939+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 04/20/2010 | Scott Factor
    Those of us who are informed and educated have the ability to see that the current Obama administration is taking us toward a socialist society. Obama and his minions have a radical agenda to transform the way America functions, taking away freedoms and handing over control of our lives to the government. Those who are still star-struck by Obama and his lying orations refuse to believe that the president and his administration are steering toward more governmental control over our lives. For these people, convincing them has been a lesson in futility, as they will not believe anything they hear...
  • Sudan on the brink

    04/08/2010 2:23:31 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 309+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/08/2010 | Elizabeth Kendal
    In 1983 Sudan's Arab Islamist military dictator, Jaafar Numeiri, advanced his policy of national Islamisation by enacting Sharia Law (Islamic Law) across the whole of Sudan. When the African, predominantly Christian and animist Southerners resisted, Khartoum responded with Islamic jihad. For the next 21 years the Southern Sudanese suffered constant aerial bombardment, scorched-earth raids, enslavement, chemical weapons and government-made famines that could wipe out up to 100,000 Southerners in a couple of months (as in the Bahr El Ghazal famine of 1998). On 2 Jan 2005 the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM, representing the Southerners) and the Arab Islamic Government...
  • North Koreans fear the country is on the verge of a new famine

    03/20/2010 5:52:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies · 961+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 03/20/10 | Jane Macartney
    March 20, 2010 North Koreans fear the country is on the verge of a new famine Jane Macartney, Tumen Once again, rice has disappeared from tables in North Korea. A famine looms and — as happened in the 1990s — millions could die. Desperation is stamped on the faces of those few who have braved barbed-wire fences, armed guards and patrols to slip into neighbouring China. They seek food over freedom. The Times met four women in a safe house in China this week who fled recently across the frontier. They described despair in North Korea at the growing prospect...
  • 75th anniversary of the start of the famine that killed 10 million in the Ukrainian Genocide/Famine/

    03/06/2010 7:28:45 PM PST · by toshut · 35 replies · 822+ views
    The anniversary of Holodomor - or Death by Hunger as it is known here - where individuals light candles to remember family and frieds who died...10 million lives were lost. The famine was orchestrated by dictator Josef Stalin to force peasants to give up their land and join collective farms and Ukraine, known as the breadbasket of the Soviet Union, suffered the most.