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A planned AI-driven meat packer in South Dakota is raising more questions than answers.
Planned AI-Driven South Dakota Meat Packing Plant Raises More Questions Than Answers
A new privately funded meat processing plant in South Dakota relying on fully automated AI technology will compete in the market, but some people are concerned about the company’s expressed good intentions.  “We plan to...
NASA satellite images show Lake Mead, which supplies power and water to 25 million people, is dying.
New NASA Images Reveal the Slow Death of Lake Mead, Which Nourishes 60 Percent of US Agriculture
Newly released satellite imagery from NASA has illustrated how frightening the extent Lake Mead’s decline has reached after years of drought. The lake is not only the largest manmade reservoir in North America, but according...
Is Iran in famine? Beef, fruit, and dairy sales dropped 30% in one week.
Iran Suffering Famine? Beef, Dairy, and Fruit Consumption Dropped 30% in a Week
Iran’s food security crisis is escalating at an alarming speed after reports emerged that beef, dairy, and fruit purchases have dropped as much as 30 percent in a single week. Despite the alarming figures, English-language...
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With Millions Facing Starvation, US Treasury Unveils Plan to Address Food Crisis
On May 18, the U.S. Treasury along with several global development banks, in collaboration with other groups, announced a multi-billion dollar plan to address the worldwide food security crisis that has only deepened following Russia’s...
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Sri Lanka Spirals Into Chaos as Protesters Demand Leader’s Resignation
In the midst of a financial, social and political crisis not seen since Sri Lanka’s independence in 1948, thousands of protesters are relentlessly calling for resignations of key political figures that they say are responsible...
Global food prices are reaching record highs, statistics show. Causes such as inflated fuel prices and record labor shortages are attributable.
Global Food Prices Nearing Record High
Due to supply chain delays, the labor shortage, and pandemic-related disruptions, prices of foods such as meats, seafood, and produce shot up by 9 percent in 2021, according to data from IRI, a Chicago-based market...
The US-Canada and US-Mexico borders now require vaccine passports for all essential and non-essential travellers.
All Foreigners Entering the US Now Require Vaccine Passports On Entry
Effective Jan. 22, all essential and non-essential travelers to the U.S. must provide evidence of fully vaccinated status, regardless of whether they enter at land, sea, or airports, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced...
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Fear of Food Shortages Grip Canada as Vaccine Mandates Deepen Crisis
Canadians are waking up to a deepening crisis as consumers across Canada report near empty shelves in grocery stores driven by extreme weather events, and a recently implemented vaccine mandate for cross border truckers. On...
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Xi’an Sets Up Makeshift Hospitals to Contain Outbreak; Residents Complain of Food Shortages Under Lockdown
The COVID-19 outbreak in Xi'an city has become increasingly severe. According to videos and photos posted on Twitter, Xi'an constructed the "Fang Cang (mobile Cabin) Hospital" practically overnight.  These are quarantine buildings like those that...
Already Facing Food Shortages, Thousands of North Koreans Forced to Evacuate Amid Heavy Rain and Flooding
Days of heavy rain have forced the evacuation of thousands of North Koreans and has resulted in the destruction of over one thousand homes while relentless rain flooded swaths of farmland in a country that...
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China Shows Signs of Fiscal and Food Shortages Amid Slowing Economic Growth
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrated its centennial in July with a parade in Tiananmen Square and paeans to the Party’s prowess. The celebratory mood, however, did not quite cover the glint of trouble that...