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Water scarcity could result in worldwide vegetarianism

Humans derive about 20% of their protein from animal-based products now, but this may need to drop to just 5% to feed the extra two-billion people expected to be alive by 2050, according to research by some of the world’s leading water scientists.

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How to Plan and Plant an Organic Community Vegetable Garden

If you’re concerned with all the additives in the food that is available in a traditional grocery store, you’re probably looking for alternatives. One way to make sure you get fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods is to shop at a farmer’s market. Another way is to shop at an organic grocery store. […]

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Living on a farm in the city

Many of the people who read this blog are interested in self-sufficiency, growing their own food, making food from scratch and raising animals for meat or fiber, if space (and laws) allow. However, many of those same readers also, like myself, live in the city. We enjoy the benefits of both worlds, adding in the […]

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Food vs. Fuel: The Debate Continues

University of Stellenbosch department of microbiology’s Professor Emile van Zyl says that the maize-for-biofuels debate has been checkmated. Grain South Africa market research senior economist Wessel Lemmer says, at present, no grains are used for biofuels and maize is still excluded from government’s biofuels policy. This, he believes, is a lost opportunity as South Africa […]

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Our Food Costs Water!

Did You Know??… On average, it takes about 3 000 litres of water per person to produce our daily food… TOP 5 FOODS THAT USE THE MOST WATER… 1. BEEF (15,000 litres per kilo) 2. PORK (6,000 litres per kilo) 3. CHEESE (5,300 litres per kilo) 4. EGGS (4,700 litres per kilo) 5. POULTRY (2,800 […]

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Why World Food Prices May Keep Climbing

In February, world food prices reached the highest level on record. Soaring food prices are already a source of spreading hunger and political unrest, and it appears likely that they will climb further in the months ahead. As a result of an extraordinarily tight grain situation, this year’s harvest will be one of the most […]

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Rising Food Costs Exacerbating Public Unrest Globally, Experts Warn

Rising food prices and a shortage of critical crops is fueling political instability in numerous regions worldwide and might have contributed to uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, according to international food experts.

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G20 to tackle food prices as countries reassure

The Group of 20 (G20) leading economies will discuss ways to tackle soaring food prices that are stoking fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, as some Asian countries sought to reassure nervous consumers on Friday. Global food prices hit a record high last month, outstripping the levels that sparked riots in several […]

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