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 Green Deal and his plan “to save our earth”. He stated NYC will reduce beef purchases by 50% and phase out ALL purchases of processed…

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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 there were rampant predictions of environmental collapse and eco-catastrophe theories flourished. The highly influential Stanford scientist Dr Paul Ehrlich dominated the doomsday media stating, “Most…

Climate change is making horses fat

From The Telegraph Climate change is making horses fat as it’s causing an abundance of grass to grow, top vet warns Brendan McFadden 29 November 2019 • 4:39pm Gillies Moffat, director of a veterinary centre in Hythe, Hampshire, said the wetter and warmer climate has meant the animal’s staple food has grown more rapidly than…

Farmers bring central Dublin to a halt with tractor protest

Farmers feeling pain and frustration head to Dublin to protest.~cr From Reuters Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Farmers shut down busy parts of central Dublin for a second successive day on Wednesday by parking dozens of tractors in the streets to protest against low beef prices and climate change initiatives they say are unfair. The…

How more organic farming could worsen global warming

From PBS By —Courtney Vinopal Science Updated on Oct 23, 2019 10:00 AM EDT — Published on Oct 22, 2019 3:56 PM EDT For decades, the conventional wisdom surrounding organic farming has been that it produces crops that are healthier and better for the environment as a whole. In the U.S., where organic food sales…

Corn, cotton output push Brazil harvest to record

From Argus Media Published date: 10 September 2019 Brazil’s grains and oilseeds crop rose by 6.4pc to a record 242mn metric tonnes (t) in the 2018-2019 harvest, boosted by increased corn and cotton output. The total compared with 227.7mn t from last year’s crop, the country’s agricultural statistics agency Conab said in its final report…

Meatless Diet?

  News Brief by Kip Hansen   From the NY Times’ seemingly unlimited stockpile of odd activist efforts on behalf of “The Climate” — we have a new entry that landed in my email box today [it could land in yours too if you subscribe to the newsletter, Climate Fwd:] —     What if…