Tagged: Drought

Extremely Contagious Pig Virus Has Already Killed More Than 4 Million Hogs In The U.S.

Pigs - Photo by Maqi

If you eat pork, get ready to pay a lot more for it.  A highly contagious pig virus known as “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus” has now spread to 27 different U.S. states, and it has killed more than 4 million hogs since last May.  Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the entire world, estimates that approximately 10 percent of all adult female hogs in America have (Read More...)

Dust Bowl Conditions Are Literally Returning To The Western Half Of The United States

Dust Storm - Photo by Leaflet

What would you do if a 15 hour dust storm with winds up to 60 miles an hour hit your home and afterwards there were three foot drifts of dirt covering everything that you owned?  As crazy as that sounds, that is exactly what is now happening in some areas of the western United States.  Three years of severe drought has turned the soil of much of the western United States into a fine powder that the (Read More...)

Scientists Plan To Feed Maggots To The Cows And Chickens That We Eat

Maggots - Photo by Cory Doctorow

Would you eat a sandwich that contains meat from a chicken that had been fed a steady diet of maggots?  Would you eat a burger that comes from a cow that had been fed lots of gummy worms and expired candy?  Would you eat a burger that is made out of recycled human poop?  Those are just some of the bizarre solutions to the global food crisis that scientists are currently (Read More...)

Food Inflation, Food Shortages And Food Riots Are Coming

A devastating global food crisis unlike anything we have ever seen in modern times is coming.  Crippling drought and bizarre weather patterns have damaged food production all over the world this summer, and the UN and the World Bank have both issued ominous warnings about the food inflation that is coming.  To those of us in (Read More...)