Miniature root vegetables and dandelion leaves ‘to replace potatoes and lettuce because of climate change’

The idea that potatoes need a perfect climate is nonsensical. They are grown in a wide variety of climates around the world, hot and cold, dry and wet:

Leading Astrophysicist & Geoscientist talks facts about Agriculture and “Climate Change”

Have you ever wanted those golden nuggets of facts to combat the claims that your livestock, farming, timbering, or other Ag-related practices are causing things like “global warming,” unprecedented wildfires,…

Global Warming? Devastating Frost Impacts 2021 French Wine Grapes

A third of this year’s French wine crop has reportedly been lost to a late season frost. Wine growers resorted to burning fossil fuel to save their plants.

Saving pollinators from an imaginary bee-pocalypse

Honeybees are doing OK, despite varroa mites, the Covid-driven economy and other problems Paul Driessen A torrent of media stories from 2013-2014 presented frightening tales of “unprecedented” colony collapse disorder…

How climate change affects Colombia’s coffee production

The researchers analyze climate data from 2007 to 2013 across Colombia’s 521 coffee-producing municipalities and evaluate how temperature and precipitation affect coffee yield. Subsequently, they model anticipated weather conditions from…

Study: Global Warming Restricting Agricultural Productivity

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, an economist at Cornell University, claims all the CO2 and global warming we have added to the atmosphere is harming plant growth and agricultural yields, and we are…

Suspect science threatens US farming – again

It’s the “precautionary principle” at its very worst: always focusing on alleged, highly speculative risks of using chemicals – never on the risks of not using them; always highlighting risks…

Study: Global Warming will Impact Children’s Nutrition

According to a new study, global warming will reduce the nutritional quality of children’s diets in poor countries. But the biggest predictor of nutritional quality was not climate, it was…

UK Company Develops Climate Change Masks for Cows

According to Wired, a new bovine burp mask fitted with a catalytic converter catches methane expelled from cows and converts it to CO2 and water. Methane is a more powerful…

World Wheat Crop Heads For New Record

IMPROVED late-season yield prospects in greater Europe and Australia have lifted the estimate for global wheat production by 5.9 million tonnes (Mt) from the previous Agricultural Market Information Systems (AMIS)…

EU subsidies benefit big farms while underfunding greener and poorer plots – new research

For the €60 billion (£53.9 billion) a year it pays in subsidies, the CAP is expected to support farmer incomes, ensure a supply of quality food, protect biodiversity, tackle climate…

Global Warming Crop Resilience? Aussie Farmer Helps CSIRO Develop Long Coleoptile Wheat

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Faced with a lack of interest from commercial grain producers, an Aussie farmer has stepped in to help the CSIRO test a new strain of…

Could entomophagy end U.S. and African protein shortages?

Would we even want it to do so? A modest proposal, inspired by Jonathon Swift.  Paul Driessen         Nearly two centuries ago, amid a fungal infestation that destroyed Irish potato…

Farmers Fear the European Green Deal

This article from AGWEB blasts the European Commission and their European Green Deal. To put it bluntly: The European Commission has a plan to eliminate modern farming in Europe. The…

Rice genetically engineered to resist heat waves can also produce up to 20% more grain

From Science Mag By Erik Stokstad Apr. 21, 2020 , 1:10 PM … “This is exciting news,” says Maria Ermakova of Australian National University, who works on improving photosynthesis. The…

Financiers of poverty, malnutrition and death – Part 1

Private ‘philanthropic’ foundations join government agencies in funding anti-technology NGOs Paul Driessen The UN Food and Agriculture Organization, anti-development banks, the Agency for International Development (USAID), NGO (non-government organization) pressure…

Food Prices and Ethanol Mandates

By Andy May This post is a follow up to my previous post on biofuels, here we discuss the impact of biofuels on food prices in more detail. Ethanol has…

Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide

Catastrophic shock to US agriculture would deplete reserves, including those of other countries Frontiers The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s – captured by the novels of John Steinbeck –…

FAO: ‘…early indications point to a near-record wheat production in 2020’

From the “global warming aka climate change is going to cause us all to starve due to crop failures” department comes this encouraging news. Amid generally well supplied cereal markets,…

Keeping Africa on the brink of starvation

UN and EU government agencies – and tax-exempt NGOs – have brought a plague of locusts Paul Driessen Billions of desert locusts have descended again on East Africa. Crawling first,…

Iowa Agriculture in consideration of climate change

By Kevin Kilty A recent article in Physics Today[1] presents use of regional climate modeling in forecasting how climate change might impact agriculture in the U.S. Midwest. This guest blog…

Europe’s Anti-Science Plague Descends On Africa

From The GWPF Date: 19/02/20 European Scientist European activists are putting lives at risk in East Africa, turning a plague of insects into a real prospect of widespread famine. Map:…

No Meat for You!

Guest post by Jim Steele, Published in the Pacifica Tribune January 15, 2020 What’s Natural? No Meat for You! New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced NYC’s New…

Why Modern Famine Predictions Failed !

What’s Natural column Guest post by Jim Steele, published in the Pacifica Tribune Wednesday December 18, 2019 Victims if 1876 Famine in India When I graduated high school in 1968…