Northern Nigeria’s grain trade, which supplies almost half of the Sahel’s cereals, has slowed severely, while abnormally high prices of staple grains across the Sahel are causing serious food security concerns in this chronically vulnerable region.
Smart agricultural practices and an extensive grain-trade network enabled the Romans to thrive in the water-limited environment of the Mediterranean, a new study shows. But the stable food supply brought about by these measures promoted population growth and urbanisation, pushing the Empire closer to the limits of its food resources.
Water’s role in the rise and fall of the Roman Empire
Smart agricultural practices and an extensive grain-trade network enabled the Romans to thrive in the water-limited environment of the Mediterranean, a new study shows. But the stable food supply brought about by these measures promoted population growth and urbanization, pushing the Empire closer to the limits of its food resources.
Eighty-two percent of the world’s starving children live in countries where food is fed to animals, which are then killed and eaten by wealthier individuals in developed countries like the US, UK, and in Europe. One fourth of all grain produced by third-world countries is now given to livestock, in their own countries and elsewhere. Therefore, animal-based agriculture simply perpetuates hunger, poverty, pollution, environmental destruction, ... go #vegan
Study Links Autism With Industrial Food, Environment "The epidemic of autism in children in the United States may be linked to the typical American diet according to a new study published online in Clinical Epigenetics by Renee Dufault, et. al. The study explores how mineral deficiencies—affected by dietary factors like high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)—could impact how the human body rids itself of common toxic chemicals like mercury and pesticides."
@NaturesPath Founder Arran Stephens, quoted in Organic Movement insert, Washington Post, 2-27-13. Let GMOs into environment cannot take it back. Need to stop ALL GMOS NOW! Hear Dag Flack, Organic Program Director, Nature's Path Organic Foods. Ensures future organic grain supply secure. Served as Organic Trade Association (OTA) Board Member. OTA oversees rules organic companies/farmers must follow. Smuckers Pres.on board. Ck out $$: http://www.smarthealthtalk.com/opponents-of-prop-37.html
Real Bangladeshi Village Farmers | Farmers of Bangladesh | Agriculture sector in Bangladesh: Bangladesh is an agricultural country. About eighty percent of our total population are farmers. Farmers are the life of our nation. They supply food for us. They are self-employed. In this way they are solving our unemployment problem. They are leading an important role of our economic but they live under the poverty level. The food grains they produce are essential for us but they dont have good…
Are Agriculture Exports Killing Us? The $36 billion in costs don't affect the bottom lines of the gigantic meat and grain-trading firms that move all that meat and grain from here to foreign markets. Such costs are what economists call "externalities"—burdens that fall not on the corporations that profit from making a problematic good, but rather on society as a whole.