Tag Archives: Food

  • News

    7-Year High in Crude, 30% Hit to GDP

    Weekly Market Commentary 22 October 2021
    by davefairtex

    Sunday, October 24, 2021, 5:39 PM

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    This week was a reasonably good week for the metals. Here’s what the metals sector map looked like – most items are now back above the 9 and 50 MA lines. Gold/euros looks strongest – due to the MA50/MA200 crossing that happened a few months ago. While this week copper was at the bottom of…

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  • Blog
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    Food Preservation Methods

    Tips and strategies for deepening your pantry
    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 5:03 PM

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    Over the last 18 months, the shortages and economic uncertainty of the nation have led to many people not only gardening but putting back food by canning and other food preservation methods. Unfortunately, throughout the COVID-19 fiasco, some food preservation products have been in short supply.

    Canning jars and lids are still hard to find in some areas. In other locations, the availability is sporadic. While canning is a great way to put back food, there are some clear disadvantages too. No food preservation method is perfect for all situations. It is likely in your best interest to use a variety of food preservation methods to keep your pantry stocked through good times and bad.

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  • Blog
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    Foraging For Edible Plants

    ...for nutrition, survival, and fun
    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 2:41 PM

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    Knowing what plants are edible in your area is a valuable survival skill, and it can be a fun way to add some extra produce to your table throughout the growing season.

    What types of plants you can forage vary greatly by what region you are in and specific micro-climatic features like slope, moisture, and how much sunlight is available.

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  • Podcast

    Running Out Of Soybeans?

    Why food shortages may define the future
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 3:11 PM

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    As the world population grows, climate instability continues, and more countries are able to economically compete for resources, experts foresee future demand that may prove overwhelming vs supply. We’re already seeing a tightening of global stocks in key crops like soybeans.

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  • Podcast

    Joel Salatin: Better Food = A Better Future

    How sustainable food production boosts our ecology, economy & health
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:00 PM

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    Since covid-19 first emerged, one of our continued recommendations has been to “start a garden”.

    The pandemic has exposed the fragility of our food supply chains, as well as the shortcomings of our global and national health authorities. So having more self-sufficiency when it comes to calories, as well as better nutrition to boost your immune system, just make good sense. Hence: start a garden.

    In this week’s podcast, we welcome back Joel Salatin.  Labeled by The Washington Post as “the most famous farmer in America”, Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier & tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy.

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  • Blog

    The Next Crisis: Food

    There's a reason we've been urging folks to plant a garden
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, April 17, 2020, 10:09 PM

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    I’ve been telling people to “plant a garden” in my daily videos.  There’s a specific sound reason for this.

    You may have heard about the lack of workers to plant and harvest veggies, and we’ve read about the shuttering of meat packing plants.

    But are you also aware of the ominous rumblings of an increasing number of nations making preparations for the possible loss of food imports?  National ‘food hoarding’ is popping up on my radar screen.

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  • Insider

    The Next Brewing Crisis

    Health crisis, economic crisis, and now...food crisis?
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:08 PM

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    I’ve been telling people to “plant a garden” in my daily videos.  There’s a specific sound reason for this.

    You may have heard about the lack of workers to plant and harvest produce, and we’ve read about the shuttering of meat packing plants.

    But are you also aware of the ominous rumblings of an increasing number of nations that are making preparations for the possible coming loss of food imports?  National ‘food hoarding’ is now popping up on my radar screen.

    I just received information that stunned me on the scale and speed with what’s coming, which I’ll share here in this report.

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  • Podcast

    Dennis Meadows: The Limits To Growth

    Revisiting one of the most seminal studies of our era
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 5:23 PM

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    Fifty years ago, an international team of researchers was commissioned by the Club of Rome to build a computer simulation of exponential economic and population growth on a finite planet.

    In 1971, its findings were first released in Moscow and Rio de Janeiro, and later published in 1972 under the title The Limits To Growth. The report concluded society would start experiencing serious declines in resources and population soon after 2030.

    One of the original seventeen researchers involved in The Limits To Growth study, Dennis Meadows, joins us for the podcast this week. Fifty years later, what does he foresee ahead?

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  • Podcast

    Marjory Wildcraft: Growing Your Own Groceries

    How to turn your backyard into a food production system
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 4:14 PM

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    Marjory Wildcraft, founder of The Grow Network and author of Grow Your Own Groceries, explains how we can contribute to the local food production movement by using our own windowsills, planters and backyards as a food production system.

    Even those with no prior experience can swiftly learn how to grow and raise a meaningful portion of their dietary calories.

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  • Insider

    Becoming Tomorrow’s Hero

    Act now to get yourself safely and smartly positioned
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Clarify the specific outcomes you think are most important to prepare for
    • Models of regeneration (vs consumption/extraction)
    • High return-on-investment steps everyone should take
    • Make of yourself a model to inspire others

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Save The World By First Saving Yourself, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    I worry that almost nobody is ready for what’s coming.

    Not financially, not psychologically or emotionally. And not with respect to their current lifestyles.

    My decade-plus tracking the data leads me to conclude that:

    • Food insecurity will be part of my future.
    • Energy abundance will diminish over time
    • The financial system has enormous losses baked right in and they cannot be avoided
    • Our local city/town or communities will feel the impacts of the loss of purchasing power coursing through their veins. This ‘simplification’ will be very destructive to those unready or unable to adapt.
    • Either humans voluntarily stop putting too much carbon into the atmosphere or nature will force that outcome under far less favorable terms.
    • Travel will become quite limited and perhaps become an unaffordable luxury within the next couple of decades.

    Do you share these?

    If so, I don’t want to panic you. Quite the opposite. I want you to realize that while these are potential eventualities you can’t control, you can do plenty about how they’ll impact you.

    These are the smart responses virtually anyone can take that will offer you tremendous advantage against…. (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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