Tag: economy

Can Cranberries Conquer The World? A US Industry Depends On It

By Michael Carolan, Colorado State University Name all the billion-dollar crops grown in the U.S. Midwest. The answer: Corn, soybeans and cranberries. Wait, what? Roughly 60 percent of the U.S. cranberry crop is produced in Wisconsin, generating close to US$1 billion in revenue and 4,000 jobs. Other top-producing states include Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon and…

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America’s food industry is getting a makeover. The driver? Millennials.

As Millennials age and replace the Baby Boomers as the food industry’s main consumers, a new American diet that rejects processed foods is becoming increasingly popular and shifting the current supply chain. At present, only 15 percent of U.S. farmable land is devoted to growing the fruits, legumes, and greens that this generation is hungry for,…

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Turns Out Money Does Buy Happiness

  By Heather Callaghan, Editor “New research is challenging the age-old adage that money can’t buy happiness,” says a recent press release about a new study on the psychology of money habits. To be clear, it is not material possessions that impart this happiness, not a chance. Once you understand what money really is – only a…

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Man’s Blessing Box a Food Pantry For the Hungry You Can Replicate

By Heather Callaghan, Editor The concepts of Little Free Pantries and Blessing Boxes are finally starting to blossom across the country. That’s good news for those who like to lend a helping hand – and great news for those who need it. Similar to “Free Libraries,” the concept is simple. A cabinet with a window is placed on a…

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Colonialism In Tanzania: Big Ag Invades Another Desperate Country

By Brandon Turbeville As the Western establishment continues to try and crush Syria, Venezuela, Iran and the Philippines, the empire is setting its sights on a new target which is receiving itself less attention: Tanzania. Although not in the form of bombs and sanctions (yet), the G8 is moving to force Tanzania to accept GMOs and patented seeds…

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Now Just Five Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population

By Paul Buchheit Last year it was 8 men, then down to 6, and now almost 5. While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the poorest five deciles of the world population own about $410 billion in total wealth. As of 06/08/17, the…

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