(NaturalNews) Difficult growing conditions have led agriculture industry experts to warn that consumers should expect shortages of winter veggies in the days leading up to Christmas, especially in the United Kingdom.
Crop production has been hampered by poor weather and devastating floods, officials say, which will undoubtedly result in fewer commodities available for grocery store shelves this holiday season.
Supermarket managers in the UK have said they could be forced to import [...]
There’s a different sort of drought plaguing California, the nation’s largest farm state. It’s $38 billion agricultural sector is facing a scarcity of labor. “This year is the worst it’s been, ever,” said Craig Underwood, who farms everything from strawberries to lemons to peppers, carrots, and turnips in Ventura County. Some crops aren’t get picked this season due to a lack of workers. “We just left them in the field,” he said. [...]
Dana Hunsinger Benbow
July 8, 2012
There’s shower gel made from carrots. Egg-white protein powder. Diapers with no chlorine. Medjool dates and dried papaya.
This isn’t some exotic, hippy supermarket au natural. This is Kroger, one of the largest mainstream grocers in the nation.
“Used to be this was all very faddish,” said Gregg Proctor, who heads up natural foods for Kroger’s central division, which includes Indiana. “Not anymore. We’re adding new items constantly [...]
Martha Payne began adding daily photos of school lunches to own blog site
Pupils from America to Taiwan, Spain and Japan have now sent in photos
Jamie Oliver is a fan and wrote to her encouraging her to ‘keep it up’
A schoolgirl who sparked an outcry over nutrition by posting pictures of her school food online has been inundated with pictures of school dinners from around the world – and has chalked [...]
From Dr. David Eifrig in Retirement Millionaire:
Watermelon is my next miracle food… Eating watermelon helps reduce inflammation. Regular readers know inflammation is probably the biggest (and most underappreciated) health risk people face. Diseases directly linked to inflammation include heart disease, arthritis, and high blood pressure.
Watermelon is loaded with inflammation-fighting antioxidants, including vitamins A and C. And it’s a great source of lycopene – a carotenoid (antioxidant than gives carrots their color) [...]
Friday marked the second year anniversary of the passage of President Barack Obama’s controversial healthcare law referred to by many as “Obamacare.”
Next week, the law goes before the U.S. Supreme Court, which will hear arguments on whether the law violates the Constitution.
One of the major sticking points to Obama’s contentious healthcare overhaul is the requirement that all Americans must buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty.
Recent polls show [...]
This is a winter gardening project I’ve wanted to do for the past three years and I’ve finally gotten around to it. I found it in a self-published binder/book called Gardening in the Mountain West by retired Cooperative Extension agent Barbara Hyde. As soon as I read it, I realized it would be a great solution to carrot seeding. I hate thinning plants generally and I find thinning carrots particularly [...]
A couple of weeks ago I plotted out our 18 raised beds on a simple legal pad, and numbered them. Then I chose what went in each numbered bed, based on two or hree crops per bed. Last week I put all the planting “windows” on my big calendar as in “I can start planting that at this date, end planting att hat date.” After living in NY I am [...]
Oak Park, Michigan:
Their front yard was torn up after replacing a sewer line, so instead of replacing the dirt with grass, one Oak Park woman put in a vegetable garden and now the city is seeing green.
The list goes on: fresh basil, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, cumbers and more all filling five large planter boxes that fill the Bass family’s front yard.
Julie Bass says, “We thought we’re [...]
I just went to get some provisions from a local supermarket in UK and the cost of apples and carrots has increased 20%, then went to get a small loaf of bread (400g) and the price had gone up from 60p to 82p in a week, as it was 60p ($0.97) a week ago and increased to 65p at the end of last week, which was [...]
A member of my local prep group forwarded this to us. I realize it isn’t attributed, but I have no reason to doubt its authenticity and it simply confirms what those on this site already know:
Have you heard? Prices at LDS canneries show inflation for food up between 11 and 49%
>> > Price increases on April 4th at the LDS canneries show inflation up
>> >between [...]
via CBS News:
The amount of radioactive iodine measured in milk on the West Coast was so small that it did not rise above the normal background level of radiation. Still, it’s the first evidence that radiation from Japan’s damaged nuclear plant is making it directly into food produced in America, reports CBS News correspondent John Blackstone.
“Radiation can be a scary word, but I think it’s important [...]
Last year, after all the essentials were stacked in the cupboards, the freezer full, and the root cellar piled to waist-high with 60% of all the food we needed for a year, I realized I was hungry for a snack. It was a hunger that lasted all last winter. As the winter progressed, I began a shopping list of snacks we could grow in our [...]