Do CAFOs, Global Food Trade and African Swine Fever Create an Unmanageable Food Tremor?

Touch the Soil News #1401 (Feature photo – African Swine Fever Virus – CC BY-SA 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18630318) Confinement animal feeding operations (where there are concentrations of pigs), the global pork meat trade and the spreading African Swine Fever are creating an unprecedented food tremor. News about how African Swine Fever is not contagious to people…

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North Korea – 10 Million People Face Imminent Food Shortages

Touch the Soil News #1365 (Feature photo – North Korean Farm Without Adequate Equipment – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (Stephan) at Flickr and http://nk.subnetwork.org/) While the news on North Korea is generally about potential armed conflict and weapons, North Korea is facing a food crisis. While trying to wave military threats to the…

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Demand for Food Drives Rainforest and Human Rights Calamities

Touch the Soil News #1323 (Feature photo – Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia –USDA Public Domain) What shows up in our grocery stores is having an increasing negative effect on the world’s rainforests and indigenous peoples. The demand for food and the opportunity for profit are forces driving rainforest destruction and externalization of indigenous people.…

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Viet Nam – Food Tremor

Touch the Soil News #1280 (Feature photo – Piglets on a Hog Farm – Public Domain) Reuters News reports that the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has called on Vietnam to declare a national emergency as relates to outbreaks of African Swine Fever. Vietnam has been on the edge of food shortages for years.…

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