Control the oil and you can control entire Continents. Control food and you control people. — former Secy. of State Henry Kissinger, 1974

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DEC 24
Greenland's Snow Hides 100 Billion Tons of Water

Big Food Companies Push to Label Genetically Modified Products as “Natural”
DEC 23
Warnings Issued for Coming Water Shortages – Acute Problems Looming for Major U.S. Cities
DEC 20
Experts Fear Nuclear Famine: “A Disaster So Massive in Scale That No Preparation Is Possible”
'Superbug' Bacteria Widespread in U.S. Chicken
DEC 19
Price of Ground Beef Hits All-Time High
DEC 17
Russian Scientists Urge 10-Year Ban on GM Products
World’s Banana Supply at Risk
DEC 16
20 People Arrested in France After It Emerged Horsemeat Used in Medical Experiments Was Sold at Butchers
Cuisine de Creepy-Crawly: Entire Cook Book Features Bug Recipes
DEC 13
Pet Food Meat – Hides, Hair, Feather, Bones – Ready for Human Food Chain
Great Lakes Food Supply Dropping, New Study
Massive Lobster Caught in Southern California
With Obama’s Blessing, Nation’s Water Supply Disappearing
11 Cities Could Run Out of Water
DEC 12
Now That Obama Is Allowing Chicken from China, What Will That Do to the Chicken Industry?
Disease Ravages Florida, California Citrus Crop
DEC 11
Print Your Own Food: 3D Tech Brings Personal Touch to Pizzas, Pasta, Cakes
Horrifying Undercover Video Captures DiGiorno Pizza Suppliers Abusing Dairy Cows
DEC 10
Yauk's Recalls 90,000 Pounds of Meat Produced Under Insanitary Conditions
Chemical Sludge. 'Meat Glue'. Pig Skin. If Only Water Was ALL They Pumped into Your Chicken
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Researchers Discover Massive Freshwater Reserves Beneath the Oceans
Freeze Threatens California Vegetables, Fruit Into Friday
City Councilmen Introduce Motion to Make Los Angeles Largest GMO-free Zone in US
Florida Couple Sues City After Being Forced to Uproot Family Vegetable Garden
NOV 30
Kit Lets You Grow Your Own Edible INSECTS to Help Cut Down on Meat Eating
NOV 25
Last Call at the Oasis – Worldwide Water Is Disappearing and It Affects You Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4, Pt 5, Pt 6, Pt 7 – HOLLY NOTE: This should be required viewing for all people globally as it presents a frightening water picture - the essential ingredient for life and another reason that Berkey Water Filters are a necessity. We have 3 Berkey units plus plenty of their stellar, black, cleanable replacement filters. This is a smart life-saving prep investment.

NOV 22
EPA Power Grab? Pols, States Claim New Water Reg Could Bring Feds into Your Backyard
GMOs and the Indiscriminate Use of Force
Epidemiological Evidence: Glyphosate at the Root of Many Diseases
NOV 21
Hawaii's Big Island Bans Biotech Companies, GMO Crops
"Worst Ever" Locust Plague Descends on Australia's Grain Growing Region
NOV 20
Zooplankton, Critical Link in Ocean Food Chain Declines
NOV 19
America's Biggest Turkey Producer Warns of Shortage
NOV 18
Infographic: Ten Most Common Emergency Food Fails
71 Senators Voted Against GMO Labeling - We Know Who You Are
NOV 15
FDA: Crispy Fries May Have Cancer-Causing Chemical
NOV 14
Like Rats at a GMO d-Con Trap
An Emerging Threat: Greater Manipulation of Food on an Atomic Scale
Criticize the Moneymen Who Want GMO Labeling: You Get Silence
Action Alert: Just 2 Days Left to Help Stop the FDA's Regulatory War on Small, Local Farmers
USDA to Allow U.S. to Be Overrun with Contaminated Chicken from China
NOV 13
A Jolt to Complacency on Food Supply
FDA Takes First Step Toward Banning Trans Fats
Consumer Lose on Initiative 522: Washington State Throws Out GM Food Labeling Measure
Court Blocks Plans to Slaughter Horses for Food
Riot Warnings Over Food-Stamp Cuts
Millennium-Ark Site Reader Shares Life-Changing Lesson
Obama Weaponizes Food to Enslave America
Using Food as a Weapon Against American Citizens – HOLLY NOTE: One major storable food company (not Mountain House, Alpine Aire, Honeyville Grains, Thrive or Wise) urges people to store ONLY dehydrated and freeze-dried food for reasons of space saving. As I wrote in Dare To Prepare, people should keep enough MREs for 2 weeks, and have 2/3 of their food supplies as dehydrated / freeze-dried and 1/3 as canned goods. Why? Water and electricity. Unless you have unlimited supplies of H2O like a stream or well close by or have stored a LOT of water, remember these long-term foods require water for reconstituting and then most should be heated or cooked. We're big advocates of storing canned food goods because they require no water and no heating to be consumed. If you saw that reasonably silly American Blackout this week, then you know that the first thing people became desperate for was water – willing to pay $40 for a single gallon.

Again in American Blackout one man killed another for 1 can of peaches because they could eat it on the spot as most people had no way to cook. That same long-term food provider referred to above says canned foods are only good for 1 year, which is incorrect. Some items like peas and carrots have a shelf life of 8 years. The only vegetable with a shelf life of 1 year is bean dip. Dare To Prepare lists the real shelf lives of stored vegetables besides a ton of other things. This food manufacturer is the same one that wouldn't sell us buckets of wheat unless we purchased an entire year's worth of food. Obviously this company has an agenda and you won't ever see us recommend them.
Food Riots, China Cyber Attacks, the Rise of Conscious AI and Other ‘What If’ Predictions
Deep Cuts to Food Stamp Program Start Today
OCT 31
Wal-Mart Prepper Food Run
Monsanto, Pepsi Trying to stop GMO Labeling Law in Washington
The Coming Water Wars
OCT 30
Grain Supplies Remain Tight After Last Year's Historic Drought
Argentine Bread Prices Keep Rising as Widespread Grain Scarcity Kicks In
Milk '$8 a Gallon' If Farm Bill Not Passed
OCT 28
Nationwide Food Recall Expands Over Possible Listeria Contamination
See the Very Long List of Recalls – Involves Canada
Kraft Foods Recalls 735,000 Cases of Cheese
Farm Bill Stalemate Could Send Milk Prices Skyward
GMO Ban Moving Ahead in Josephine County, Oregon
OCT 25
They Are Coming for Our Water
Nestle CEO Says You Shouldn’t Have the Right to Water
OCT 23
Massive Riots, Huge Crime Waves Expected in Many US Cities
New Domestic Threat: Food-Stamp Riots
Food Stamps Being Sold for Cash on Craigslist
OCT 22
BBC Wartime Farm Christmas – How Rural People Came to the Aid of City Dwellers

Uh Oh: 47 Million Food Stamp Recipients Are Having Their Benefits Cut Back on November 1st
OCT 17
In the Beginning There Was Monsanto – HOLLY NOTE: In the REAL beginning, there was God, who gave us naturally self-propagating, healthy plants. That was the REAL beginning. Monsanto was the start of the world's self-sufficiency downfall – and yours, if you aren't growing and storing open-pollinated, heirloom seeds. Buy them once and you're good for decades to comes. No dependency on government or anyone else. Garden Gold gives you access to over 175 heirloom seed providers. We purchased ours and keep them stored in the best conditions possible to assure food for family and friends for tomorrow and throughout the rest of the NWO-annihilating years. Don't be caught vulnerable… GROW your home gardens, protect your families. Heirloom seeds provide the best hedge for nutritious fruits and veggies for just pennies on the dollars, regardless of what happens in the outside world. Stan and I are growing tomatoes in our kitchen – as we speak – for fall and winter so we don't have to eat grocery store's tasteless, cardboard nutritionally 'dead' food!
The Coming Food Stamp Riots
OCT 16
Insider: Supermarkets Have Less Than One Day Supply of Food on Hand

Addicted to Oreos? You Truly Might Be
OCT 10
Feds Threaten to Shut 3 Salmonella-Linked Chicken Plants
Tainted Guinea Pig Meat Caused Salmonella Outbreak – HOLLY NOTE: This is in addition to the chicken-salmonella outbreak.
Deadly Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water System
Fish Data Belie Japan’s Claims on Fukushima
Brucellosis Found in 2nd Montana Cattle Herd
Yummm! Some Chicken Nuggets 60% Fat, Bone, Cartilage – HOLLY NOTE: Any time you're not eating 'whole meats' – things like Spam, hot dogs, sausage, 'pressed meats', bologna, even hamburger, etc. you're always at risk for consuming stuff you wouldn't feed your pets. If you need a "woofer" (hotdog) fix, look to National Hebrew. Jewish people are world renown for their strict food laws regarding quality, cleanliness, and safety. National Hebrew uses no artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products, which is the definition of cartilage, sinew, 'pink slime', etc. No other frank companies do this. That said, we also like Oscar Mayer Selects, which does not use the carcinogenic artificial preservatives of nitrates and nitrates. This also applies to their Select bacon and sliced meats.
Native American Farmer Grows Amazing Heirloom Multi-Coloured Corn – HOLLY NOTE: This corn is grown for popcorn, flour or decoration, but not a corn-on-the-cob thing. Maturity is 110 days. It can be ordered here:
How to Pollinate Glass Gem Corn

Warning: Many US Watersheds Failing Stress Test
Colorado Cantaloupe Farmers Arrested in Listeria Outbreak That Killed 33
Scary 'Vampire Steroid' May Haunt U.S. Rivers and Streams
Report Finds “Probable” Carcinogens in Every Tap Water Sample Tested
Even Low Arsenic Levels Linked with Heart Disease
Victory Scored in Senate Against ‘Monsanto Protection Act’
More Food Regs Coming Our Way
Post-flood Vegetables Likely to Be Risky for E. Coli
Food Rights
Germany, 'Veggie Day,' and Michelle Obama
19th Annual Chile & Frijole Festival – HOLLY NOTE: Oh yum. This is an event Stan and I attend every year. People come from all over the country for this 3-day festival and if your nose wants to go to its 'happy place', this is it! This is a chile lover's paradise and a perfect antidote to the pain and sorrow Coloradans have suffered in the last 2 weeks of flooding.
Hygiene Down the Drain as Colorado Floodwaters Strain Wastewater Systems
Gardener Creates Table Top Miniature Plot Out of Astroturf and Plant Cuttings
Chemtrail Poisons are Ruining Your Health from Above, and You May Not Know
Apocalypse Today – The Four Horsemen
Farmers Raisin' Hell Over 'Raisin Reserve'
59% of the ‘Tuna’ Americans Eat Is Not Tuna
AUG 30
Worms in the Water: Oklahoma Town Residents Asked Not to Consume Tap Water
Up to 98% of Our Fresh Food Carries Pesticides: Proportion of Produce With Residues Doubles in a Decade – HOLLY NOTE: Another reason to grow your own.
AUG 28
No Soup for You America
Living in a Genetically Contaminated World
AUG 27
Huge Aquifer That Runs Through 8 States Quickly Being Tapped Out
Concern Fukushima Nuclear Waste Is Tainting Alaska's Salmon
Pacific Bluefin Tuna Rapidly Being Depleted
Water Leaks May Become New Japan Nuclear Disaster Affecting America's Albacore Tuna

Mercury Contamination in Fish Expected to Rise in Coming Decades
AUG 26
Farmers May Raise Food Prices to Pay for Obamacare – HOLLY NOTE: This is yet another reason to grow your own. Look what we picked on Friday. It is really IS Garden Gold!
AUG 24
Canadians Drop Like Flies After Ingesting Knockoff Cronuts
AUG 21
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Chick Hatchery
Chileans Protest En Masse Against Law That Would Give Monsanto Seed Patent Rights 
McDs Removes Chemical Ammonium Hydroxide from Hamburger Recipe
AUG 20
At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over
Unprecedented: Sockeye Salmon at Dire Historic Low on Canada’s Pacific Coast
AUG 19
The Ogallala Aquifer: Is America Emptying Its Fuel Tank?
Several West Texas Towns Running Out of Water Due to Fracking
AUG 16
Natural News Forensic Food Lab: McDonald's Chicken McNuggets Found to Contain Mysterious Fibers, Hair-Like Structures
State Threatens to Confiscate Child for Drinking Goats Milk
Heat Wave Wilts Green Tea Crops
Build a $300 Underground Greenhouse for Year-Round Gardening
AUG 14
Farmers to Face Fines or Prison Sentences for Selling Food Directly to Customers
AUG 13
Drought Devastates Fla. Oyster Industry
300 New Mexico Towns Face Water Crisis
Passenger Discovers MAGGOTS in His Sandwich at Atlanta Airport After the Parmesan Cheese Start Squirming
New Lawsuits Filed Over 2011 Tainted Cantaloupe That Sickened 147
The World Water Shortage Looks Unsolvable
Hog Farms Battling to Contain Deadly Virus
Heavy Rain Could Yield Higher Price Tags for Summer Produce

Citrus Farmers Importing Wasps to Help Save Crops
England's Latest Bottled Water Sells for $75
Franken-meat Lurches From Lab to Frying Pan
Is Liquid Food Replacement "Soylent" the Future of Food?
FDA Names Taylor Farms As Source In Parasite Outbreak, At Least 400 Sickened in 16 States – HOLLY NOTE: Every year cases arise of Norwalk stomach illness due to contaminated melons, bagged lettuce and spinach, sprouts, tomatoes and peppers as well as other leafy greens. You can't see the virus or smell it, can't tell if store bought veggies are going to make you sick or are OK to eat. The answer is so simple-stupid; grow your own. Last winter we grew tomatoes and lettuce in the kitchen with Super Soil and will do it again this winter. You can't beat enjoying fresh, homegrown tomatoes while it's snowing.

Thursday morning we gave 3 shopping bags full of fresh produce to an area nursing home as we have literally run out of neighbors to give them to. Using the ancient Chinese biointensive method that requires only a small space or containers, we have organic produce coming out of our ears. A tomato 'jungle' greets us outside. I'm a little over 5'6" and the tomato plants tower overhead. Not only do we know it's safe and healthy, but it's great fun to see seeds spring to life and end up on your dinner table. We've gardened this way for 6 years and will never go back to traditional row gardens. They're too much work, require too much water and space, and take time for weeding. Why do it if you don't have to? We have better ways to spend our time. Be in the know and grow food smartly.
Some Food Safety Experts Worry Salad Not Outbreak Culprit
Cupcake Conundrum: Cake Mixes Shrinking Along With Other Favorite Products
Kansas Company Recalls 50,000 Pounds of Ground Beef for Possible E. coli Contamination
Bagged Salad Caused Outbreak That Sickened 370Oregon Destroys 80,000 Pounds of GMO Crops
Crops Crushed By Floodwaters, More Damage Showing Up in NC
Floods Cause Crop Loss In 2,600+ Acres
NFU Claims Extreme Weather Poses Biggest Threat To British Farming
3 More Farmers in India Kill Themselves As Rains Damage Crops
Heat Wave Kills People, Crops And Hopes in Southern China
GMO Re-Education: Monsanto, Dow and Biotech Firms Unite to Launch Disinformation Site
Leaked EPA Document Raises Questions About Fracking Pollution
Fisheries in the Dead Zone
As Government Shuts Down Family Farms, Ability to Make Good Food Choices Diminishes – HOLLY NOTE: Hint, grow your own the ancient Chinese way in small spaces biointensively. It takes little space and reaps a harvest of benefits.
Britain’s Growth Strategy: Hybrid Crops Without Genetic Modification
Warm Weather Blamed for King Salmon Die-Off
Why GMOs Can Never be Safe
Another Win for Monsanto: US Raises Allowable Levels Of Company’s Pesticide In Crops
Some Non-Organic Foods Contain Upwards of 180x the Fluoride Level of Tap Water
Pakistan's New Big Threat Isn't Terrorism—It's Water
Doomsday: Will Peak Phosphate Get us Before Global Warming?
10 GMO Myths That Monsanto Wants You to Believe
NY Food Stamp Recipients Are Shipping Welfare-Funded Groceries to Relatives in Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti
Water for Salmon Proposal Infuriates Farmers, Who Threaten Lawsuit
Brazil Develops 'Superfoods' to Combat Hidden Hunger
Milk Prices May Go Up – Dairy Farmers: Hot Cows Producing Less Milk

(More) Shocking Photos of Mutated Fruit and Vegetables from Fukushima

Health Alert: Government Shutting Small Farms Down And Restricting Your Food Sources
22 Children Die After Eating School Lunch in India
2 Years After Nuclear Disaster, Japan Spawns Freaky Fruits and Veggies
First Lab-Grown Burger To Be Served
Contaminated Water has been Leaking into Ocean for Two Years at Fukushima
Devastating Virus Hits U.S. Hog Farms
Roundup Toxicity Much Worse Than What Monsanto, Government Claims
Boulder Proposes Marijuana Farmers Market
Republicans Drop Food Stamps From Farm Bill
Grasshoppers Skip Colorado's Crops and Fish This Year – The Upside of Drought
Organization Aims to Help Vet Transition from Military to Ag Career
Shocking Photos and Video Shows Golden Corral More Disgusting Than a Cow Feedlot – HOLLY NOTE: This is another reason Stan and I don't eat at this restaurant chain though these pics are of one location only. Long ago we had nicknamed it The Gold Staph, for reasons other than the obvious ones in this article. Frankly, dining at most buffets pose greater health risks than regular restaurants. Many sneeze guards are a joke and don't protect against other guests testing and touching the food – before you get to it.
80% of Packaged Foods on Our Grocers Shelves Are Banned In Other Countries
The Missing Link in Your Storable Food Strategy: Where Are All the Fruits That Provide Essential Nutrients to Keep You Alive? – HOLLY NOTE: At least one freeze-dried fruit supplier is readily available. Not only do they have a web presence, but they have brick-and-mortar stores as well. Stan and I have purchased many fruits from Honeyville Grain. Not only are the very reputable, their foods are excellent. A couple months ago, we'd ordered a number of cases and one went missing. I phoned Honeyville, gave them the tracking number and before they could even locate the box, a replacement was on the way. They have a great selection of fruits by the can or the case. No matter how much or how little you order, shipping is a flat $4.95. Honeyville Grain is one of a select few companies recommended in Dare To Prepare.
Unapproved GM Rice Trials in U.S. Have Contaminated The World's Rice Supply

Colorado Town Extends Boil-Water Advisory; New E.coli Test Is Positive

Cows with TB Have Entered Human Food Chain: Infected Meat Served Up In Schools, Hospitals and To Military
Workers at Industrial Farms Carry Drug-Resistant Bacteria Associated With Livestock
Following a Strict Organic Diet Could Harm Health, Say Experts
Over $30M Spent Last Year On Lobbying To Keep GMOs Hidden In Foods

You Might Be A Terrorist Complain About Your Tap Water
Locust Plague Threatens to Trigger Severe Food Crisis in Madagascar
40 Tons of GMO Crops Torched in America, Media Blackout
Volcanic Eruptions Predictions SOS to All Cops, FBI/CIA Agents & Scientists
Highest Calorie Menu Items At America's Top 10 Fast Food Chains Revealed... You May Be Surprised

Control Over Food Is At Stake with Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Potato Box Yields Scads of Spuds
Food Buyers Beware: Bad Government Policies Turning Farmlands to Dust
The Frankenfood Conspiracy: Secret Summit Where Slick Lobbyists For Bio-Tech Giants Seduced Tory Ministers Into Changing Their Tune on GM Food
Rep. Scrambles To Stop California From Imposing Its Egg Laws On Other States
Chemical, Used by Monsanto, Found in Urine of Europeans - Study
China Destroys Multiple Shipments of GM Corn from US
GMO Feed Turns Pig Stomachs To Mush! Shocking Photos Reveal Severe Damage Caused By GM Soy and Corn
Meat Scrap Leftovers Now Being Reprocessed into Ice Cream: The Dismal Future of Food
33 Amazing Superfoods for Weight Loss

Fast Food Ice Dirtier Than Toilet Water, Study Finds

Crippling Drought Paralyzes Crops in Kansas
Is Your Food Being 'Poisoned'?
Monsanto Still Testing GM Wheat
Altered Wheat in Oregon Comes as No Surprise
Monsanto Can't Explain How GMO Wheat Survived
A Suspect Food Warning in Britain Spreads an Alarm
Do Not Take Our Land for Your Dam: Stunning Stand-Off Between Amazon Indian Tribe and Brazilian Govt.
8 Foods That Are Cheaper to Grow Than to Buy – HOLLY NOTE: Take advantage of Garden Gold's over 175 sources of non-hybrid, open pollinated and organic seeds. Besides giving you the ultimate in healthful foods, it lets you poke Monsanto and other conglomerates in the eye whose sole aim is to exterminate all "free" non-hybrid seeds. Get your own 'seed vault' going while you can.
Farmers Begin Suing Monsanto Over Genetic Pollution of Wheat Crops
Food Industry Front Groups Exposed in New Report: Monsanto, Coke, Pepsi, More
Rio Grande Flows In Las Cruces For The First Time This Year
Connecticut Lawmakers Vote to Label GMO Foods
China's Pigs: Our Snarky Look at the Pork Deal

MAY 31
Japan Halts Imports of U.S. Wheat After USDA’s Shock Finding of Genetic Pollution from GMOs
MAY 30
With Pig Virus Looming, Are US Farms and Food Supply Safe?
Study: GM Salmon Will Make Mutant Babies With Wild Fish
Egypt Worries as Ethiopia Diverts the Nile to Build $4.5 Billion Hydroelectric Dam
MAY 29
Side Dish of Maggots with Supermarket Meat! Livestock to Be Fed Larvae Reared on Cow and Pig Excrement in EU Trial to Meet Rising Meat Demands
Backyard Chicken Issues Continue to Ruffle Feathers on Front Range
Monsanto’s Congressional Cartel: List of Senators Who Betrayed Constituents in Favor of Biotech Dollars
MAY 28
Adventures in Grocery Shopping: When Food Isn’t Food
Seeds of Death

MAY 24
Chemical Creep: Farmers Return to Pesticides as GMO Corn Loses Bug Resistance
May 25 ‘March Against Monsanto’ Planned for Over 30 Countries
MAY 21
Could the Monsanto Protection Act Get Repealed?
MAY 20
Farm Waste May Demand Return of Biofuels
Beef Prices Hit Records Ahead of BBQ Season
DIY Chicken Coop
MAY 17
Peak Pollination: Global Collapse of Food Supplies Approaches As 30% of Bee Colonies Wiped Out in the Last Year
Brooklyn Police Bust Rooftop Grow Operation … of Heirloom Tomatoes
Above the Law: Supremes Side with Monsanto Over Farmers in Patent Case
Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields
MAY 16
After LDS Announces Some 'Amenities' Closures – Food Retailer Promotes Misleading Ad Campaign
Corn Farmers Race Rain to Plant Crop 
Feds Delay Approval of New Monsanto Crops Over Environmental Concerns
MAY 15
New Cables 'Expose' US Govt Lobbies Worldwide for Monsanto, Other GMO Corps
MAY 14
LDS Canneries to Close East of Miss. Beginning June 27
U.S., Mexico: The Decline of the Colorado River
MAY 13
Drought, Cold Cripple US Winter Wheat Crop
Not Even Good Enough for Dog Food: Imported Food from China Loaded with Chemicals, Dyes, Pesticides and Fake Ingredients
Insanity: US Approves Bee Death Pesticide as EU Bans It
New Study Links GMO Food to Leukemia
Farmer Heads to Trial for … Selling Milk
MAY 10
GMOs – The Walking Dead of the Food Industry
Monsanto Protests Scheduled in 36 Countries
Would You Drink Sewage? What Millions Will Be Asked as Suppliers Desperately Try to Beat Water Shortages
35 Reasons You Should Never Be Without Vinegar
Mothers Milk: Grow Your Own Vinegar
Fish Embryos Reveal that Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Still Lingers
Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard
Beef Prices Hit All-Time High – HOLLY NOTE: We warned to expect this 2 years ago due to on-going drought affecting hay availability, parched pastures, dried up water sources and ranchers forced to sell off their herds.
Dry Season: The Texas Drought of 2011
European Commission to Criminalize Nearly All Seeds and Plants Not Registered With Government
Farmers Continue to Suffer, Drought Fears Nag in 3rd Year
Agricultural Fires Swarm Across Mexico, Prepares Land for Pasture but Degrades Air Quality – HOLLY NOTE: Keep in mind that America imports a considerable amount of produce from Mexico. Between this, the fires in California (America's fruit and veggie belt) and soggy dramas in the Midwest blocking the planting of wheat, corn and soybeans, all signs point to high food prices this year. We laid in a supply of freeze dried foods for proteins, dairy and things we can't grow. For the rest, we have gardens underway as we have for the last 15 years. This year we grew tomatoes in the kitchen and didn't have to buy a single crummy tasteless cardboard tomato all winter. Our neighbors love us for sharing with them, and they are now doing their own garden thing by following the easy organic instructions in Garden Gold and taking advantage of its resources for over 175 non-hybrid, open pollinated and organic seeds. Besides giving you the ultimate in healthful foods, it lets you give a poke in the eye to Monsanto and other conglomerates whose sole aim is to exterminate all "free" non-hybrid seeds. Get your own 'seed vault' going while you can.
Hundreds of Fires Detected...
The Great Global Food Gap: Families Around the World Pictured with Weekly Shopping as They Reveal Cost Ranges from $4.98 to $498
As Honeybee Numbers Drop, U.S. Sees Threat to Food Supply – HOLLY NOTE: To entice honeybees and other pollinators to your garden, plant flowers that entice them. Here are some suggestions: basil, bee balm, borage, catnip, cornflower, dill, Echinacea, evening primrose, fennel, goldenrod, horehound, hyssop, lavender, parsley, poppy, thyme and sage, Bachelor's button, black-eyed Susan, butterfly bush, clematis, coreopsis, dame's rocket, foxglove, goldenrod, heliotrope, hydrangea, lantana, larkspur, Mexican hat, penstemons, plumbago, rose of Sharon, salvia, sweet William, yarrow, zinnias. (Source: Garden Gold)

This spring differs from all others in that at least 50 bees committed suicide for no reason 2 weeks ago in our front yard pond. A couple days later another dozen drowned in our dogs' water bowl in the backyard. This is a first. Though there are still plenty of bees to pollinate crops, this is a disturbing development.
No Crops Shock
Rat Meat Sold as Lamb Highlights Food Fears in China – HOLLY NOTE: Patoui! Yet another reason to avoid all China imports.
Ag-Gag Laws Could Make America Sick
World’s Largest Wild Salmon Population Threatened by Giant Alaskan Mine
Nationwide Pizza Recall Due to Plastic Contamination
GM Wheat Could Permanently Damage Human Genetics By Silencing Hundreds of Genes Throughout the Body
The Rise of GM Crops, in Two Charts
Whole Foods CEO: If Syria Has GMO-Regulations So Should the U.S.
Senators Propose Federal Legislation to Label GMO Food
Monsanto to Expand Its Operation in Ukraine
US Corn Plantings Bogged Down By Rain; Freeze Hits Wheat
Weather Worries Send Wheat Shooting Higher
Tests of Ground Turkey Find Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
APR 29
These Aren't Your Mother's Preserves – Afraid of canning? This is a good place to start

APR 26
EU Urged to Embrace Genetically Engineered Crops
Heavy Use of Herbicide Roundup Linked to Health Dangers – Learn How to Garden Organically Without Poisons
APR 25
Federal Bill Would Require Labeling of GM Food
Too Wet to Plant in the Midwest
Unseasonal Rain In India Kills 25, Crops Lost
Cold Hammers Plains Wheat . . . Again
APR 23
Corn Planting Falls Further Behind Average Pace
Poland Becomes 8th EU Nation to Ban Monsanto Maize
APR 19
Dryness Threatens Australia Wheat Supply as Seeding Kicks Off
APR 17
Drought, Demand Pushes Colorado River to Top of Endangered Waterways List
Are You Eating 'Superbugs?' Resistant Bacteria Found at Alarming Rates on Meat in Stores
APR 16
Study Reveals GMO Corn to Be Highly Toxic
APR 15
Millions Face Starvation as World Warms, Say Scientists
Why Indonesia's Farmers Have Begun to Guard Their Crops Like Gold
APR 12
Flood Risks Rising in Canada Grain Belt as Snow, Cold Delay Thaw
APR 11
Extreme Record U.S. Temperatures Could Affect Wheat, Corn and Natural Gas
Rain, Cold, Snow to Challenge US Wheat and Corn Crops
Colorado Farmers Lose Prized Fruit Crops to Freezing Temperatures
The Grocery Store Blacklist: 12 Food Companies to Avoid (and 95 Sneaky Aliases)
BioTech Lies Exposed: GM Corn Contains Practically No Nutrients But Is Loaded With Chemical Poisons
How to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods
Record Number of Homeowners Are Starting Their Own Vegetable Gardens This Spring
Loss of Wild Pollinators Would Hit Crops, Finds Study
Aspartame in Milk Proposal Sparks Consumer Outrage
APR 10
Horse Painkiller Found in Asda 'Smart Price' Corned Beef
To Hack Health Care Costs, Employers Can Now Track How You Grocery Shop
Food, Drink That Doesn't Arrive From Overseas
Potatoes in Short Supply as Big Freeze Hits Crops
Drought-stressed Crops at Risk for Spring Freeze
Gardeners Get Back to Their Roots in Community Gardens
APR 5-6
Kenya Bans GMOs as Cancer Fears Grow – HOLLY NOTE: You can limit the amount of GMOs in your diet by starting a garden and checking this non-GMO shopping guide.
USDA Caves to Food Industry Pressures, Approves 3 New Toxic Meat Preservatives
Report: From Steak to Cereal, U.S. Drought Inflates Food Prices
Rich Products Recalls 10.5 Million Pounds of Frozen Snacks for e. Coli
Terminator Seeds and the Boy Who Cried Wolf
Maple Sap Theft on Rise in Maine
Shop Makes Custom Ice Cream Flavors in 55 Seconds

Climate Change Prompts GM Debate in Australia
Some US Farm Groups Vow to Protect Pro-Monsanto 'Rider'
Drought Leaves 2013 Growing Season Vulnerable
UK Farmers Facing a Crops Crisis
Monkeys Damage Crops on Nearly 40,000 Acres of Agri Land
25 Must Have Survival Foods: Put Them in Your Pantry Now
Even the Tea Party Is Pissed About the Monsanto Protection Act’
Monsanto Profit Rises 22% in Second Quarter
When House and Garden Become One
Congress Takes Sneaky Action on Your Food: 'Monsanto Protection Act' Slipped into Continuing Resolution Spending Bill
Obama Slammed For Signing So-Called 'Monsanto Protection Act'

Farm Wars: Eat Genetically Modified, Become Genetically Modified
You Can Grow Food in the Snow - A Visit to Will Allen's Growing Power

Colorado Corn Farmers Hold Back on Planting in Extreme Drought Conditions
MAR 29
New Zealand's Worst Drought in 30 Years Affecting Milk Production
Human Tissue Found in Meats – But Eating It Is “No Threat”
Surprised? Monsanto Openly Wrote Own Monsanto Protection Act
MAR 28
Monsanto Protection Act Signed into Law
MAR 27
After the Drought of 2012, the 'spring Freezing' of 2013 Is Ruining Crops Again
Crops in the Tundra? With Climate Change, Yes
Farmers Say Water Reduction Will Cripple Crops, Jobs
Food Costs to Rise as Lambs and Crops Hit
Brand new GMO Food Can Rewire Your Body: More Evil Coming
Raw Honey: Liquid Gold in Your Pantry – HOLLY NOTE: One honey product Stan and I would not be without is Medihoney. Its Antibacterial Wound Gel performs healing miracles as well as being effective against MRSA. If you choose to buy some other product, make sure it contains Manuka honey from New Zealand. Look for "UMF" on the box, which indicates it contains enough Manuka to kill bacteria. We used to have to import ours from New Zealand, but you can buy it here. US: 1.800.825.4325, Canada: 1.800.387.5302. Other countries, go here.
EPA: Most US Rivers Unable to Sustain Life – HOLLY NOTE: It's now essential that everyone have a dependable water filtration system. Should NKorea, China, Iran or some other country succeed again in hacking our infrastructure, we may all be forced to drink from sources we never before considered when stored water runs out. We have 4 Berkeys and they perform perfectly using unsurpassed filtering technology. Go with the best!
MAR 26
Food Storage, Store What You Eat
Molasses to Be Used on Radioactive Waste Threatening Denver’S Water Supply?
MAR 25
Garden Time! Early Spring Cold Snap Could Mean Higher Food Prices
Senate Passes Monsanto Protection Act Granting Monsanto Power Over US Govt
MAR 22
Industrial Chemicals Found in Supermarket Foods
MAR 20
New World Order/ Food & Sustainability (starts 9:20 min. in) – HOLLY NOTE: Rather than eating bugs, dogs and roadkill (patoui!) as Marjory Wildcraft does, invest in freeze dried and dehydrated proteins

MAR 19
Restaurant Unveils Plans to Grow Vertical 'Farm' Up Its Outside Wall
MAR 18
The Mother of All Conspiracies (Pt. 7)
Corporations Grabbing Land and Water Overseas
Profiting from Your Thirst as Global Elite Rush to Control Water Worldwide
Water Wars / Alien Harvesting  (begins 9:45 min in)

Record Radiation Found in Fish Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Avoid These Poisonous Fish
A Cold Frame Gets Gardening Off to a Good Start
Gardening: Happy Hours in the Garden - Grow Your Own Cocktails
Bills Seek End to Farm Animal Abuse Videos
MAR 15
U.N. Wants to Tackle Drought to Avert Food Crisis
MAR 14
Voices from the Gulf: “Do Not Eat Our Food”
New ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Gives Monsanto Power Over US Government
Vulcan Rising – Water Wars
MAR 13
Drones Hit Farms to Study Crops
USDA Meat-Labeling Rules Stir Backlash from Cattle Industry
Is a Secret Plan by Big Food Behind Whole Foods Decision to Label GMO?
Tesco Finds Horse Meat in Frozen Meatloaf 11 Days After Giving the All-clear
Aging Sewers Impacting Urban Watersheds
Spring Forecast: Hope for Corn Belt, Northeast Fruit
MAR 12
Corn Jolted by USDA'S Tight U.S. Supply Outlook
Locusts That Ravaged Crops in Egypt, Invade Israel
India's Crops Hit By Withering Heat, Scanty Rainfall
MAR 11
Feral Hogs Damage Land, Crops, Animals Throughout Texas
Oregon Water Resources Department Proposes Controversial Fee on Water Rights
Oregon's Senate Bill 217
Eating Processed Meats Could Be Major Health Risk
Tuna Recall Blamed on Seal
Australian Scientists on Brink of Creating GM Disease-free Chickens
Monsanto Strikes Again: Trio Linked to Monsanto Wrestles Roundup Rights from Nufarm
Where's the Water of the Future? Right Here
30 Facts About the Coming Water Crisis That Will Change the Lives of Every Person on the Planet
Getting Started: Organic Gardening Tips for Newbies
Plague of 30 Million Locusts Descend on Egypt's Farmland
Monsanto and the FDA: 2 Crime Families Working a Trillion-Dollar Hustle
3D Printed Meat Could Soon Be Cheap and Tasty Enough to Win You Over
Livestock Virus Found on 1,500 UK Farms
FEB 28
Too Much Toxic Trash in American Water – HOLLY NOTE: Yet another reason to use Berkey Water Filters
Donkey Meat in South African Burgers
FEB 26
Global GM Crop Plantings Increase 100-Fold Since 1996
Georgia Wants to Redraw Its Northern Border to Tap Tennessee River Water
FEB 25
America Lost 11,630 Farms in 2012 – HOLLY NOTE: This raised the warning hairs on the back of my neck like nothing else of late. These lost farms sit on roughly 3,000,000 acres, about the size of Connecticut. While we still have 2.2 million large and small farms in America, this is a huge loss. Imagine these losses every year and the impact to your wallet in terms of food costs and lack of availability. The implications become rapidly apparent. Like drought, this is not an 'exciting' topic, but it will have long-ranging impact on all of us. No surprise, massive corporate farms were largely immune, but the small, independent farmer that cares more about good health, growing non-GMO crops and more healthier foods are being shut out. These losses, in addition to the higher costs of farming, Monsanto's suffocating grip on seeds while buying up non-hybrids and patenting them, escalating bad weather killing crops and herds (which affects meat availability), are combining to bring a nasty shock in food prices and making available only the less healthful foods to most of Americans. This is an explosive 'volcano' in the making. The time to purchase storable foods – especially proteins – is now.
Price of Beef Expected to Go Up
Experts Warn of Impending Food Price Increases
Drought Forecast to Linger, Spread in Plains, West
Prolonged Drought Threatens Western Water Supplies
Monsanto Drags Over 400 U.S. Farmers to Court Over GM Seed Patents
Biofuel Crops Eating Up US Grasslands
35 Water Conservation Methods for Agriculture, Farming, and Gardening. Pt 4.
Poland Springs Bottled Water May Be Contaminated with Gas
The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food
There Are Things We Don't Talk About in the Natural Products Industry
Aspartame in Milk Without a Label? Big Dairy Petitions FDA For Approval
FEB 22
Smithfield Recalls 38,000 Pounds of Sausage in 11 States
FEB 21
Spinach Recalled in 39 States for Possible E. Coli Contamination
Spinach on The List
L.A. Hotel Guests Drank and Bathed in Corpse-Contaminated Water for Weeks
China: Come on In, the Water Is Toxic
Tesco Supermarket Customers' Horror as They Find DEAD BIRD in Bag of Salad
Fishy Fakes Common in Restaurants
35 Water Conservation Methods for Agriculture, Farming, and Gardening. Pt 3.
FEB 20
Top 10 Healthiest Seeds on Earth
FEB 19
Drought Ready to Deal Another Blow to Midwest Corn, Soy Crops
Montana Law Would OK Using Roadkill for Meat
Letter Re: Food Storage in the Southern United States – HOLLY NOTE: This was essentially what we had in Victoria, Australia. It was underground and made of 8" of poured concrete with feet of dirt over the top and sides. It was grassed over with a waterfall over the front that recirculated into a fish-stocked pond. It kept the food cool and safe and was a useful backdrop to a beautiful water feature. Details in Dare To Prepare.
FEB 18
Border War: Georgia in Land-Grab Fight to Gain Tennessee Water
Which Drought-Hit US States Suffered the Worst Crop Damage?
Monsanto Keeps on Moving Toward a Lock on the World’s Food System
Time to Get Summer Vegetable Seeds Going
Building Communities From the Food Up
FEB 15
Vegetable Gardening in Drought or Dry Climates – HOLLY NOTE: Stan and I grew tomatoes indoors this winter. Not only was there a 'whiff of spring' every time you entered the kitchen, but it's kept us in tasty, not 'cardboard', tomatoes all winter long. This spring we'll transplant them outside and be way ahead of the game. Container veggies are a great way to go if rain is in short supply. Check this article for some other great water-conserving ideas. We're planning this year's garden now, since for many places, Spring will come early. Our Fuji fruit tree already has fuzzy 'knobs'.
Drought Joins U.S. Farmers in the Field for Spring Planting
More Drought in 2013 Threatens Midwest Farms
Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops
Lab Testing Beef Products Sold in Britain Finds Half Contain Other Meat Including Chicken, Lamb, Pork and Horse
How to Build The Rain Tower Vertical Hydroponic System

FEB 14
How Is the U.S. Drought Affecting Crops? – HOLLY NOTE: The next 45 days are critical for rain and the outlook is dire. Roughly HALF of CONUS is forecast to experience the worst drought conditions for the foreseeable future. This may not be 'exciting' news, but it's important to every single person. Expect ALL products containing wheat and corn to jump in price. Corn will fare no better than wheat and farmers are considering NOT even planting this Spring as indicated in this interview. Drought is the most under-rated challenge. It directly affects your bank account on many levels, food production, availability of recreational activities, businesses, food transport, and what you see in grocery stores. Drought is the biggest disaster people experience in the long run. It is the deadliest disaster with the longest-reaching tentacles, and the most costly AND most significantly, the one people least prepare for. Stock up on freeze-dried foods before these producers get socked with higher costs, this, and having your own garden will slash your grocery bills.

Worst U.S. Drought Since the 1930s Is Shrinking Cattle Herd That’s Already the Smallest Since 1952
35 Water Conservation Methods for Agriculture, Farming, and Gardening. Pt 2
Food Prices Rise Three Times Faster Than Wages as Cost of Living 'Crisis' Continues
After Horsemeat Scandal, Customers 'Punished' with Higher Prices
U.S. Horses Sold for $50 for Food – Little Oversight at California Auctions
Australia's Bold Water Plan Leaked
FEB 13
Wheat Prices May Rise Due to Tight Supply and U.S. Drought
Drought Words for Southern Colorado: "Emergency" and "Scary"
35 Water Conservation Methods for Agriculture, Farming, and Gardening, Pt 1
Wild Weather in Australia Hits Crops on Both Sides of the Country
Unseasonal Rains Ruins Crops in India
Ducks Threatening Crops in New Zealand
The Horsemeat Scandal Is Now Europe Wide with More Twists Than a Crime Novel
FEB 12
Heirloom Seed Banks Come to Public Libraries
Coffee Prices Could Rise as Fungus Destroys Crops in Latin America
UK Lasagna Meals Recalled for 60% Horse Meat
Man Trampled as Hundreds of Desperate Greeks Scuffle for Food
Thousands in Indonesian Face Food Shortage Due to Volcano
Wall Street Vultures Drive Up Food Prices While Billions Starve
The 'Perfect Storm' That Has Worldwide Food Prices Surging, Itemized
How Bad Is Our Food Supply?

Drone Boosters Say Farmers, Not Cops, Are the Biggest U.S. Robot Market
Big Food Employs Cyber Armies to Confront Critics
GMO Giant Monsanto Joins Big Business Coalition for UN Agenda 21
Argentina Freezes Food Prices
JAN 29
The Connection Between Big Food / Big Pharma and Nutrition Policy
CDC: Salmonella Linked to Ground Beef Behind 5-State Outbreak
JAN 28
Scary Things Contaminating Our Food Supply
Louisiana Stops Sale of Cheap Milk, Supermarket Told Price Regulated
JAN 24
Uncovered, the 'Toxic' Gene Hiding in GM Crops: Revelation Throws New Doubt Over Food Safety
JAN 23
Enhanced Rice? Gates' New $1 Million Grant
EU Freezes Approval of GM Crops to 2014
Monkeys Stressed from Longer Foraging Times
JAN 22
Fish Caught Near Crippled Japanese N-Plant with 2,500x the Legal Limit of Radioactivity for Human Consumption
JAN 21
Facing Drought, U.S. Farmers Return to Crop Rotation
JAN 18
Smallest U.S. Cattle Supply in More Than 60 Years Idles One of America's Largest Beef Plants – HOLLY NOTE: Translate this to significantly higher beef prices.
JAN 17
The Importance of Non-Genetically Modified Emergency Foods
JAN 16
Burgers Contaminated with Horse Meat Found on Sale in British Supermarkets
JAN 15
Cold Grips West; Crops Damaged
JAN 14
Cold Snap Continues in SoCal, Los Angeles Hits Record Low 35 Degrees, 50 MPH Wind Adds to Misery, Crops at Risk
Farmageddon (starts 40 min. in)

JAN 10
China Mysteriously Quadruples Rice Imports, Continues to Stockpile Commodities
Food Inflation on Top of Dollar Devaluation, 2013 Will Be Rough!
(Some) Farmers Hope to Ban GMO Crops
McDonald’s McRib Sandwich a Franken Creation of GMOs, Toxic Ingredients, Banned Ingredients
Judge Says Water Is Not Pollution – Ruling Saves Virginia Taxpayers Estimated $300 Million
List to Avoid Death by GMO Foods
Farmers in Britain Urge Minister to Provide Extreme Weather Insurance
Giant Greenhouses in Cities to Herald a New Age of Farming