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 »
Posts By: Steve Shenk
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.
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.
Imagine having to choose between the following: keeping the heat turned on in the dead of winter, having a roof over your head, or putting the only meal your family will have for the day on the table.
Preparing for the Collapse of the U.S. Dollar America is quickly approaching a day of financial reckoning and the majority of Americans are completely unaware of what is happening. This pending catastrophe doesn’t have to do with home foreclosures or unemployment rates. While those items have and are causing discomfort for a majority of Americans,… Read more »
When you tuck your children in bed tonight, consider the following: In America, over 16 million children struggle with hunger. Since 2000, the number of children living in poverty in the U.S. is up nearly 20 percent. Nearly half of the 44 million Americans on food stamps today are children. One-fourth of all U.S. children… Read more »