|Returning From The Work ~ Konstantin Yuon ~ 1930|
This Tuesday news thread is a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture.
- The Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years, home to nearly 400 million inhabitants. | IPS
- Suicides In Rural America Increased More Than 40% In 16 Years | American Council on Science and Health
- Ethics of Fashion | Sunday Guardian
- Are you, your neighbors ready for dicamba? | AgWeb
- Phosphate is vital for best crop yields, but global supply is limited, could peak in 30 years | Science Daily
- How water swaps help the West manage a precious resource | CSM
- Cow herd numbers continue up but Average profit expected to drop to $45 per cow in 2017 | Agweb
- Florida’s tomato pickers took on some of the country’s biggest retailers and fast-food chains – and won, transforming working conditions in the tomato fields. | CSM
- Bowery Farm warehouse claims it can grow 100 times more greens per square foot than traditional farms | Business Insider
- In northern Mongolia, an ethnic group of reindeer herders and rangers conflict over subsistence lifestyle. | Aljazeera
- USDA Supporting the National Native Seed Strategy | USDA
- Nebraska ag-land values down 10 percent | Lincoln Journal Star
- Rabbit farming gets EU lawmakers hopping mad | Euractiv
- Agriculture nominee Perdue will get hearing March 23rd | Pilot online
- Agriculture leaders slam Trump's USDA budget cut proposal | Reuters
- Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job | LA Times
- The future of farming and land conservation on Martha’s Vineyard | MV Times
- In India, Farm loan waiver is no solution to farmers’ woes | Livemint
- Albertsons Said to Weigh Merger With Organic Grocer Sprouts | Bloomberg
- Saffron growers look to get a foothold in the US | Horti Daily
- Court documents raise questions of Roundup | Harvest Public Media
- California Judge Rules Against Monsanto, Allows Cancer Warning on Roundup | Truth-Out
- U.S. ethanol exports rise 26% in 2016 to second-highest level on record (with chart) | EIA
- Saudi Arabia ramps up U.S. DDGS purchases | World-Grain
- Can Africa deal with an expected boom in demand for meat? | Reuters
- Sex trafficking in small towns: ‘It happens virtually anywhere’ | Harvest Public Media
- Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate | EurekAlert!
- Organic grain terminal set to be built in Ukraine | World-Grain
- Unforeseen impacts of the fair trade movement | EurekAlert!
- Farmland Partners: A 4.8% Dividend With Increases Coming | Seeking Alpha
- A San Francisco startup just created the world's first lab-grown chicken | Tech Insider
- Is this the beginning of the end of meat? | Wash-Post WonkBlog
- Marek Pokorny swapped his career in environmental engineering for one in snail farming. Now he hopes to sell his caviar in Irish and European restaurants | Independent
- Butter Sales Reach 50-Year High | US Agnet
- The bizarre hybrid fruits and vegetables revolutionising mealtimes including kiwi berries and 'pluots' (that's plums crossed with apricots!) | Daily Mail
- Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People | Bloomberg
k.m.: This report would reinforce my long-held endorsement of the Mediterranean diet which includes lots of fresh vegetables, oily fish, and olive oil. Be sure to look at the interesting map in the article.
The top 5 healthiest countries, according to this, are:
- Indigenous South American group has healthiest arteries of all populations yet studied, providing clues to healthy lives | Medical Press
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