• The Coming Global Food Fight

    Food prices around the world are surging. Between July of last year and this January alone, the price of wheat has doubled. Indeed, the cost of food has now passed the record levels of 2008. . .  . . . when angry citizens staged
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  • The SeedZoo™ Project

    Richters is proud to introduce SeedZoo™, a project to preserve traditional and indigenous food plants from around the world. Teaming up with botanical explorers and ethnobotanists, we are searching for rare and endangered food plants that home gardeners can grow
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  • Chemicals in Our Food: FAQs

      Supermarkets carry an average of more than 38,000 different items on their shelves. The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Food Additives Project estimates that there are more than 10,000 chemicals allowed in food that help make this variety possible. These chemicals
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  • Cornerstones of a Rooted Economy

     Have a gas,” a friend chuckles as she bids us adieu from our town of Takoma Park, Maryland. It is a fitting send-off since we are traveling to Trinidad and Tobago, a country known by some for its gas and
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  • Our Soldiers Killing and Dying for Dirt

    In gasoline/diesel-powered vehicles, most of the fuel’s energy (70 – 72%) is lost within the engine primarily as heat. Smaller amounts of energy are lost through engine friction, that is from pumping air into and out of the engine. . .
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