Dear Friends, eFoodsDirect just ended the promotion early that gave away a free Evacuation Kit (a $200 value). It was necessary to shift production back into regular food units in preparation for the increase in demand. In addition, consumer food prices continue to rise at an escalating pace – it couldn’t have happened at a… Read more »
Posts By: Steve Shenk
Back in the mid-1980s, in an attempt to make grains hardier and more resistant to the pesticides used to destroy weeds and other pests, scientists undertook the task of genetically modifying the grain seed. Using genetic engineering techniques, these seeds had specific changes introduced into their DNA and became what is commonly referred to today… Read more »
As National Preparedness Month draws to a close, I feel compelled to put forth another voice of warning to all those who—for whatever reason—have still done nothing towards preparing for an emergency.
As Hurricane Isaac pummeled the Gulf Coast last month, many people’s thoughts were not only turned to the plight of those who stood to lose house and home, but also to revisiting the massive devastation caused seven years early by Hurricane Katrina.
As the current U.S. drought refuses to release its stranglehold, more news articles are making comparisons to the great droughts that fueled the dust bowl years. As journalists file these reports with more frequency, one cannot help but wonder if we truly are on a path that will return us to the dust bowl.
Recently, I have discussed with you the sobering consequences of the recent U.S. drought on our nation’s food supply and the effect it will have on our food prices both short- and long-term. The current drought that is affecting over half of the country has left many farmers and ranchers in a situation where either… Read more »
Almost anywhere you go this summer, the heat is brutal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently stated this month that the last twelve months (July 2011 to June 2012) were the warmest on record for the contiguous United States. In fact, with the exception of Washington, every single state in the contiguous United… Read more »
Last year was one of the costliest on record for natural disasters. In fact, the first six months of 2011 alone accounted for over $265 billion in economic losses. From Japan’s earthquake and tsunami to Australia’s flooding to New Zealand’s earthquake, it seemed as if nowhere was immune. Add to that, the fact that the… Read more »
Did you know that since 1996, Americans have been eating genetically modified ingredients in processed foods and that roughly 60 to 70 percent of the food products sitting in grocery stores are genetically modified?
Recently, many of Utah’s and Colorado’s residents have been facing the very real threat of losing their homes to wildfires. The dry conditions coupled with steady winds have burned numerous acres and caused a lot of worry and heartache. A number of these wildfires have ventured into vacation and residential areas necessitating emergency evacuations.