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San Joaquin farmer: ‘This year was bad — next year may be worse’

As any New Englander will tell you — especially farmers — mitigation of risks, avoiding obvious pitfalls of pretending it’ll all be alright on the day, and especially assuming anything when it comes to outside influences (you know the saying… assume makes an “ass out of U and me”) — these are the only ways to keep your business thriving and your

Wind farms — a brief history

Thirty years ago, Denmark was the first country to build offshore wind turbine farms. Fifteen years or more before that wind farms popped up all over America, Texas and California especially. In fact, it was the U.S. Energy Commission in 1975 that asked NASA to come up with a commercial design for wind turbines.

New buzz word to learn: UPF

Food and nutrition are being looked at in an entirely new way. It is not so much a case of what’s in your food, but what has been done to it. Here’s a really simple example: In the ‘50s Crisco used to be vegetable lard. Now it is processed vegetable lard, partially hydrogenated (to increase mouth feel and flavor boost).

Apocalypse now?

There is an ongoing discussion around the world — and I listen in to at least four language broadcasts outside of the USA — about whether mankind is about to terminate all life on this planet — sooner or later.

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