Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $53,872
61%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 61%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: futureoffood

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Oxford scientists say eat less beef to combat global warming

    10/11/2018 7:09:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | October 11, 2018
    A report by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food says beef consumption needs to fall by as much as 90% in western countries to combat climate change. The report's lead author, Dr Marco Springmann, told Today that individuals should aim to eat just one portion of beef, pork or lamb a week.
  • In Sunday-evening surprise, Senate unanimously passes food safety bill (Why even have a GOP?)

    12/19/2010 6:00:46 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 287 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 19 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    ... "Republicans, however, later agreed to pass it by unanimous consent."
  • America’s ‘cheapest family’: ‘We are hope and change’

    10/02/2010 7:09:35 AM PDT · by Immerito · 58 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 29, 2010 | Michael Inbar
    Economides clan defend buying aging meat and other frugal strategies As the American economy sputters and families continue to struggle mightily just to keep their heads above water, the Economides family of Arizona believe they provide a model for how to not just survive, but thrive on a tight budget. Eschewing credit cards, car loans and home equity borrowing, the clan of seven stay solvent and then some on just $44,000 a year — and that includes owning a home in the pricey Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. Mind you, they eat nutritious meals and their children are decked out in...
  • 100 Items to Disappear First

    10/21/2008 5:07:40 AM PDT · by djf · 94 replies · 2,410+ views
    1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.) 2. Water Filters/Purifiers 3. Portable Toilets 4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses. 5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!) 6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much. 7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots. 8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks. 9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar 10. Rice - Beans - Wheat 11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,) 12. Charcoal,...
  • FREEPER KITCHEN: LIVING ON A BUDGET/MENUS

    10/15/2008 8:22:08 AM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 98 replies · 2,196+ views
    While reading another thread I noticed someone speaking of how they were able to spend $400 per month to feed their small family very well. So, I had an idea of asking how everyone budgets for groceries,
  • U.S. Demand for Human Hair Grows, Used in Wigs, Pizza

    01/07/2008 6:53:43 AM PST · by Scythian · 36 replies · 2,556+ views
    About 15 tons of it on a recent day, imported from China, neatly pressed into mats and ready to ship to farmers and nursery growers who swear by the horticultural benefits of Blacker's hairy wares. The mats stored in southern Miami-Dade County are part of a world marketplace for human hair. Uses range from the obvious, such as false eyelashes and wigs, to the more obscure: it's a common raw-material source for l-cysteine, an amino acid frequently used in baked goods such as pizza dough and bagels
  • Spurning leftovers may hurt climate

    11/04/2007 5:45:40 AM PST · by period end of story · 58 replies · 68+ views
    UPI ^ | November 3, 2007
    LONDON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- British Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has warned citizens that by not eating leftover food, they are effectively causing climate change. Ruddock said that through food waste and excessive shopping, British citizens were paying a significant cost in both environmental and financial terms, The Independent reported Friday. "At this rate we will not have a place to live which is habitable if we don't address climate change globally and the U.K. has to make its contribution," she said of such social problems.
  • Meatpacker Sues Feds Over Mad Cow Test

    03/26/2006 6:45:30 AM PST · by Amelia · 54 replies · 787+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | March 23, 2006 | LIBBY QUAID
    HoustonChronicle.com -- http://www.HoustonChronicle.com | Section: Political news March 23, 2006, 2:36PM Meatpacker Sues Feds Over Mad Cow Test By LIBBY QUAID AP Food and Farm Writer © 2006 The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A Kansas meatpacker sued the government on Thursday for refusing to let the company test for mad cow disease in every animal it slaughters. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef says it has Japanese customers who want comprehensive testing. The Agriculture Department threatened criminal prosecution if Creekstone did the tests, according to the company's lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington. [snip] It would cost about $20 per animal to...