Control the oil and you can control entire Continents. Control food and you control people. — former Secy. of State Henry Kissinger, 1974








JUNE 9
Brooklyn Company to Release ‘Gender Neutral’ Beer Prior to NYC Pride March
JUNE 7
Tainted Berries from Chinese Farm Caused Hep A Outbreak in 2015 and Recalls in 2017
JUNE 6
Is the World Heading for a Food Apocalypse? Experts Reveal Devastating Effect Multiple Crop Failures Could Have
MAY 31
Macadamia Nuts, Cashews Recalled Over Listeria Fears
MAY 30
Why Is The Media Ignoring America’s Drinking Water Crisis?
MAY 24
Dad Dies After Eating Gas Station Nacho Cheese; 9 Others Hospitalized
CDC Warns Dangerous Crypto Outbreak on the Rise in Pools and Waterparks
Running Out of water, South Africa's Cape Town Asks Everyone to Cut Water Usage, Including Tourists
In Poor Taste: This 14th Street Restaurant/Retail Pop-Up Is Serving “Pill Cosby” Cocktails
Portland Burrito Shop Forced to Close After Getting Hounded for ‘Stealing from Mexico’ – language warning
MAY 23
Colonel Sanders' Nephew Reveals Secret Ingredients of KFC’s Fried Chicken
Botulism Confirmed in California Nacho Cheese Outbreak
Nathan's, Curtis Brands Included in Massive Hot Dog Recall
MAY 19
Mom Paralyzed After Eating Gas Station Nacho Cheese
Avocado Crop Shortage Leads To Skyrocketing Prices
MAY 12
Hatchery Mishap Kills 300,000 Baby Salmon
Sushi Warning as Patient Found With Live Worms Writhing in Gut
MAY 11
Dirty Money, Dirty Science: How the GMO Industry Really Operates
8 Seeds That Are Great For Long Term Storage – HOLLY NOTE: This article is a bit misleading. Many seeds can be kept long term if stored properly as described in Garden Gold. We set up our own seed storage bank 8 years ago and haven't had to purchase any since. It's life-assurance in a packet.
Buying Ground Beef? Avoid Picking Up Contaminated Meat
MAY 5
Flint Facing a 'Water Infrastructure Death Spiral' with Economic Sustainability as a Focus
Where Is Craft Beer Most Popular In America?
MAY 4
Blizzard Devastates Wheat Crops and Kills Cattle
MAY 3
"We Lost the Western Kansas Wheat Crop This Weekend"
MAY 1
Avocado Prices Are Skyrocketing – HOLLY NOTE: This should make Tom Selleck happy who owns an avocado ranch in Ventura County, Calif.
Trump Administration to Change Obama's Lunch Program
APR 28
Lettuce Price Spike: Vegetable Price Hikes Could Grow More Common as Weather in Key Farming Regions Gets Less Predictable
APR 26
In Mexico, Fears a New Plant Will Kill Wastewater Farming – HOLLY NOTE: What Mexico City (pop. 21 million) flushes down their toilets reappears UNtreated 2 hours later in rivers and reservoirs may answer why we frequently see salmonella, E.coli and other pathogens contaminating salad ingredients. After reading this article to Stan, his disgust was evident and he commented, "Ugh! Thank goodness we have our own garden!"
International Food Crops Could Vanish as Groundwater Disappears
Trump, Schumer Take on Canada's Dairy Industry
Related: 'We Don't Blame You': Wisconsin Farmers on Trump's Blast at Canada's Dairy Industry
Snowy Weather Worries Backed-Up Canada Farmers: "I Don’t Know What I Can Do… Who Expected It to Still Be Snowing End of April?
From France to Poland Heavy Frost Hits Decimates Apple and Stonefruit Crops
Two Cyclones Leave Many New Zealand Crops Underwater and Cattle Without Food
Flood-affected Farmers in Australian State Call for Disaster Funding 3 Weeks On
APR 25
Heavy Rains Extend Shortage of California Salad Crops, Send Prices Soaring – HOLLY NOTE: This isn't just applicable to salad makings prices going through the roof and scarcity of same. Celery has tripled in price. Romaine – quadrupled. Yesterday was the first day we could get broccoli in a week and fresh cauliflower has been absent now for a month. In Colorado, cauliflower is a really hot item due to the rise in popularity of cauliflower 'rice' and 'mash' – two healthy substitutes for white rice and mashed potatoes.
APR 19
Trump Promises U.S. Farmers Relief in Canada Dairy Dispute
APR 18
"Progress" Killing South Florida's Agriculture Industry as It Fights to Stay in the Game
Erratic Weather Portends Future Farming Woes
Brutal War Badly Wounds Syria's Crop Production; Veterinary Services Rapidly Running Out of Vaccines and Routine Drugs
APR 17
Lettuce and Many Veggie Prices on the Rise as California’s Wet Winter Prevents Planting – HOLLY NOTE: California – America's fruit and veggie basket – saw record rain in January and February. We warned in March that this would spark shortages and sticker shock for much of their produce. Grocers said then they couldn't guarantee a steady supply. Now this problem is fact. Farmers say that IF you can find lettuce, it will be at least double in price and the quality is not good.

Bad weather bringing scarcity, higher prices, poor quality, bats and e.Coli in store-bought salad are some of the best reasons to have a garden. Growing food bio-intensively as detailed in Garden Gold is the easiest way to garden and is especially good for people short on space and for those who don't want to spend hours weeding. Our veggies beds are already looking good. We planted 3 types of lettuces: Buttercrisp, Cos Romaine and Mesclun, which is a mixture of sweet heirloom lettuces. Spinach is 2" high; onions are 6" aboveground. Tomato and peppers will be transplanted in 2 weeks. More Cos, red lettuce and cilantro re-seeded themselves from last year so there won't be a salad shortage in our house. Bean and pea seeds are soaking in paper towels to jumpstart tap roots and carrots are up just an inch.

Veggie beds were ready to go in March with very little work because there's no rototilling needed. Our Super Soil recipe is naturally loose and plant roots never stand in water. The only thing we had to do this spring was top up the Super Soil and make sure the drip irrigation worked.

We grow everything organically, which is a huge plus health-wise and organic produce in stores gets very expensive. We use seeds that are open-pollinated, non-hybrid and certified organic. Not a GMO in sight! Organic aside, having your own garden is a great way to maximize your food budget, spend quality time with kids and grandkids – (you'll be surprised at how involved they'll get) – and a terrific excuse to get outside and soak up some Vitamin D sunshine! Plus, it's fun and satisfying to see food grow right in your eyes and know you did it yourself!
APR 14
Jelly Belly Surprise: Check Out America's Favorite Flavor
APR 10
CDC iNvestigates BAT Found in Fresh Express Salad Sold at Florida Wal-Mart
APR 6
Neonic Pesticides Detected in US Drinking Water for the First Time
MAR 30
'Human Waste' in Cans Forces Shutdown at Coca-Cola Plant in Northern Ireland
MAR 29
Scientists Puzzled By Mercury Jump in Great Lakes Fish
MAR 24
Erratic US Weather Could Lead to Sparse Salad Plates – HOLLY NOTE: California – America's fruit and veggie basket – saw record rain in January and February, which has sparked shortages and price jumps for much of their produce. Grocers say they can’t guarantee a steady supply. Bad weather bringing scarcity and higher prices are two of the best reasons to have a garden.

Growing food bio-intensively as detailed in Garden Gold is the easiest way to garden and is especially good for people short on space and for those who don't want to spend hours weeding.

Our beds, as of last week, are ready to go since there's no rototilling required because our Super Soil recipe is naturally loose and plant roots never stand in water. The only thing we needed to do this spring was top up the Super Soil and make sure the drip irrigation worked.

It's been so warm here in southern Colorado that last Sunday we planted onion sets, which normally wouldn't be done for another 2 weeks. This weekend? Planting lettuces, especially romaine and spinach. Six onions that we missed harvesting last Fall already have 5" green tops aboveground.

We grow everything organically, which is a huge plus health-wise and organic produce in stores gets very expensive. We use seeds that are open-pollinated, non-hybrid and certified organic. Not a GMO in sight! Organic aside, having your own garden is a great way to maximize your food budget, spend quality time with kids and grandkids – (you'll be surprised at how involved they'll get) – and a terrific excuse to get outside and soak up some Vitamin D sunshine! Plus, it's fun and satisfying to see food grow right in your eyes and know you did it yourself!
10 Vegetables to Plant in Spring to Kickstart Your Garden
Late-Season Freeze Devastates South Carolina Peach and Blueberry Crops – Up to 90% Loss
80% of Georgia Blueberries Destroyed…
Georgia's Peaches, Strawberries Also Hit By Late Season Freeze
Fruit Losses in GA and SC Could Reach Hit $1 Billion – HOLLY NOTE: Expect higher prices in grocery stores
Central Virginia Peaches, Nectarines and Plums Damaged By March Freeze
Smallest Spring Wheat Crop in 45 Years and Dry Weather in the Winter Wheat Area Could Raise Wheat Prices
Drought Creeps into Key Grain Production Areas
Tennessee Farmers Still Recovering from Last Year's Drought
Extreme Weather in Spain Led to Veggie Rationing Across UK
Bird Flu Now Confirmed in 3 Southern States; Food Supply Not at Risk
2017’s Fattest Cities in America
MAR 22
Princess Anne on Collision Course with Charles Saying GM Crops 'Have Very Many Benefits'
MAR 21
The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That the Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now
MAR 20
Report: Hundreds of Millions of Pacific Salmon Missing, Presumed Dead – Gov’t Issues Emergency Order Along US West Coast – Japan sUffering Historic Collapse, Fish Starving to Death – All Forms of Ocean Life Dying in Stunning Numbers across Pacific
Trump's EPA Grants Flint $100 Million to Fix Broken Water System
MAR 17
Venezuela Seizes Bakeries Amid Bread Shortage
10 Tons of Walmart Frozen Pizza Recalled
MAR 15
Major Poultry Breeder Aviagen Culls U.S. Flock Over Bird Flu Fears
MAR 13
3 Genetically Modified Potatoes Approved By U.S.
MAR 10
Whole Foods Recalls Raw Cheese Over Listeria Concerns
Why a German Lab is Growing Tomatoes in Urine
It’s Official: Astronauts Can Grow Potatoes in Martian Soil
MAR 9
Tyson Foods CEO: The Future of Food Might Be Meatless
MAR 7
8 Dead, 28 Injured in Stampede After Church Advertises Free Food at Prayer Meeting – HOLLY NOTE: This is why we encourage everyone to store at least 3-6 months of food, water and supplies to protect their families against what's coming. It's easier than you think! To help you, please use our FREE preparedness website and also download our FREE food planner.
Winter Rains Hammer California Farmers – video
MAR 6
Bird Flu Detected In Tennessee Chicken Facility
Peanut Butter Substitute Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
MAR 1
Floating Farm of the Future to Produce 20 Tons of Vegetables a Day
FEB 24
New Breed of Super-Pig Resistant to a Killer Virus Could See GM Meat on Sale in UK in Less Than a Decade
FEB 23
Mexico Prepares Plan to Ditch U.S. Grain Imports as NAFTA Showdown Looms
FEB 21
Venezuelans Lose 19 Lbs in Year Due to Lack of Food
UN Declares Famine in South Sudan
Toxic Metal Concentrations May Be Higher in Gluten-Free Food
Pop-Tarts Made into Pizza, Tacos, and Even 'Fries'
FEB 20
'Extraordinarily High' Levels of Banned Chemicals Have Been Found in the Deepest Part of the Ocean
FEB 13
Sargento Issues Recall of Cheese Products Over Listeria Concerns
Would You Pay $100 for a Bottle of Water?
FEB 8
The Dirt on Prepper Gardening – Why We Prep
Worst Flooding in 14 Years Put NZ Crops Under Water
Ag Weather Expert Predicts Hot, Dry Summer Due to El Niño
Animals Destroying Crops, Farms in Himalayan State
Honey Begins Dripping Down Walls of Texas Home Infested with 50,000 Bees
FEB 7
First Drought, Now Armyworm - SA's Corn Crops Could Be Devastated
Crop-destroying Armyworm 'Major Threat' to World Farming
Two Centuries and Counting for Toronto's Last Farming Family
$18! NYC Now Sells the Most Expensive Cup of Coffee in the U.S.
FEB 6
Freak Spanish Weather Devastates Salad Crops Brings Vegetable Rationing to UK Supermarkets – HOLLY NOTE: In winter Spain supplies more than HALF of all Europe's veggies including lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli and other vegetables. Good example of why to have your own garden, control your own food supplies.
World Food Prices Near 2-Year High in January
New, Aggressive Rust Imperils Wheat Crops in Europe, Africa, Asia
Storm-Damaged Irrigation Pivots Leave Georgia Farmers Without Key Farming Tool
Herd of 150 Tanzania Elephants Storm Villages Destroying Crops
Number of Kenyans Facing Starvation Rises by 1.4 Million
Over 110,000 Acres of UK's Oilseed Rape Crop Destroyed By Drought and Pests
Delta Aquifer Declining At Alarming Rate
Teen Discovers Cost-Effective Way to Make Sea-Water Drinkable
FEB 3
17 Million Face Hunger in Horn of Africa Due to Drought
JAN 30
FDA Confirms Elevated Levels of 'Toxic Substances' in Teething Products
Team Discovers Key to Restoring Great Tomato Flavor
Scientists Under Attack After Exposing Industry Secrets About GMOs
Corn Is Turning French Hamsters into 'Deranged Cannibals' That Eat Their Own Offspring
Sea Lice Outbreak Sends Salmon Prices Soaring
JAN 26
Flint Residents Leery of Data Showing Decreased Lead Levels in Water
Fred Meyer Recalls Bakery Fresh Goodness Carrot Cupcakes Due to Undeclared Allergens
Carriage House Creations Recalls Carriage House Bourbon Basting and Hot Barbecue Sauce Due to Undeclared Soy, Peanuts
JAN 20
Outraged Westerners Look to Trump After Obama’s EPA Refuses to Pay Claims From Gold King Mine Spill
JAN 19
Non-browning GMO Apple Slices Go on Sale Next Month
JAN 18
Navajo Nation Vows To Fight EPA for Toxic Mine Spill
JAN 11
California Wine Country Hit Hard By Storms