Zero Hedge: American Farm Debt Reaches 1980’s Crisis Levels — Ag Suicides Twice Vet Suicides — If Farms Go Down Guns Go Up…

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American Farm Debt Reaches 1980s Crisis Levels: Agriculture Secretary

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Just an up-date from Zero Hedge. add to that the suicide rate of farmers is double that of veterans, and the average age of a farmer is 63. My opinion, when the farms go down – the guns will come up. As I said, with food we can solve virtually any problem, without – none. No food = No United States. Cut the supply chain and no enemy can survive. The Just in Time Delivery system is simple to collapse. There is only 1 solution, and that one is being ignored.

Solution & Analysis of Soviet Situation Below the Fold.

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JC Cole: America First Rooted in Small Sustainable Distributed Farms — Localize Localize Localize

01 Agriculture, 06 Family, 11 Society, Civil Society, Cultural Intelligence, Earth Intelligence, Ethics, Peace Intelligence

My mission is to change the paradigm on investment in Small Sustainable farms in America. It is clear – if we do not create “true” sustainable agriculture then we will not be here as a species very long. Further , if we do not create a diversified, balanced, and healthy “Food Grid” in America we will not be here as a country very long. I consider this a “National Security” issue.

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Berto Jongman: One Third of All Food Produced Worldwide is Thrown Away

01 Agriculture, 03 Economy, 06 Family, 07 Health, 11 Society, Earth Intelligence
Berto Jongman

One third of ALL food produced worldwide is thrown out before it hits consumers’ plates, study finds

  • New report found 1.3 billion metric tons of food is wasted worldwide each year
  • This amounts to one third of food produced for humans, adds up to $1 trillion
  • Still, report found that billions of people around the world have inadequate diet

Yoda: China Develops Saltwater Rice in Dubai, Could Feed 80 Million

01 Agriculture

China successfully harvests saltwater rice that could feed another 80 million people

Chinese scientists have harvested alkali-resistant ‘sea rice’ planted in east China’s Shandong Province, marking initial success of an ambitious plan to boost the country’s rice production and feed an additional 80 million people.

Earlier this year, the research team successfully grew and harvested the salt-resistant rice in a Dubai desert.

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Yoda: Russia Woos White Farmers

01 Agriculture, 06 Russia, Earth Intelligence

Russia ‘tries to woo white South African farmers to live there in the hope they will boost the country’s agricultural industry amid land seizures in their homeland’

According to The Daily Star Vladimir Poluboyarenko, a government liaison from the Stavropol region in southern Russia, said: ‘I want them to know that Russia can be their mother country, too.’

The Russian Government have also removed the tourist visa requirements for South Africans enabling them buy potential homes.

CounterPunch: The Ten Big Lies of Traditional Western Politics

01 Agriculture, 03 Economy, 09 Justice, 11 Society, Commerce, Corruption, Earth Intelligence, Government

The Ten Big Lies of Traditional Western Politics

Erik Molvar is a wildlife biologist and is the Laramie, Wyoming-based Executive Director of Western Watersheds Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting and restoring watersheds and wildlife on western public lands.

List only, click above to read full article.

  1. Industrial oil and gas drilling is compatible with healthy wildlife populations
  2. Nobody wants to see the sage grouse (or anything else) listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  3. Logging, grazing, or fuelbreaks can stop big fires
  4. Wild horses are the real threat to western rangeland health
  5. Ranchers are the real environmentalists
  6. Predators are killing our wild game (or our profits) and their numbers need to be “managed”
  7. When the next boom hits, the good times will return
  8. Ranching is the cornerstone of western rural economies
  9. The oil, timber, and livestock industries have the right to extract private profits from public lands
  10. Local control would result in better management of western public lands

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Paul Adams: Trump Report Card — Major Successes — and Persistent Failures (Adds Essay)

01 Agriculture, 02 Diplomacy, 03 Economy, 04 Education, 05 Energy, 06 Family, 07 Health, 08 Immigration, 09 Justice, 10 Security, 11 Society, 12 Water, Civil Society, Ethics, Government

PDF (11 Pages):   TRUMP_PROMISES_NOT_KEPT_20181017


Yoda: Hawaii Smashes Big Agriculture Bans Poison Spraying

01 Agriculture, 07 Other Atrocities, 10 Transnational Crime, Civil Society, Earth Intelligence, Ethics, Government

This is what democracy looks like.

Aloha Friends,

By now, most of you have heard that Governor David Ige has signed into law SB3095.

Yes, we won.

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Yoda: Blockchain Foundation for African Ecosystem Centered on Small Farmers

01 Agriculture, Advanced Cyber/IO

Chris Cleverly is building a totally integrated/harmonious ecosystem for food growth and supply in Africa using AgriTech and Big Data through small holder farmers. Creating greatest wealth to the greatest many through greatest efficiency.

Two videos and three articles below the fold.

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Rebecca Campbell: Digital Map Enables People to People Re-Distribution of Land (Reparation for Past Thefts by Others)

01 Agriculture, Civil Society, Ethics
Rebecca Campbell

A Digital Map Leads to Reparations for Black and Indigenous Farmers

The map’s creators envision equitable distribution of land and resources through “people-to-people” reparations.

As for Soul Fire Farm, they’ve just given the country at least one way to resolve a $6.4 trillion debt to Black America.