Food Shocks, A Growing Threat

The term ‘food shock’ refers to the loss of a harvest or livestock as a result of a sudden, extreme climate event or a geopolitical crisis. A recent study carried out by the University of Tasmania and published by Nature Sustainability confirms what was already seen in many quarters as an evident phenomenon: The frequency of food shocks is increasing decade by decade. The data resulting from the study’s analysis of 53 years of agri-food production in 134 countries confirm, in fact, that food shocks have become more frequent with the passing…

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Apple recently hired a prominent obstetrician, signaling interest in women’s health

Photographer | Collection | Getty Images Apple’s health team has hired an obstetrician, Dr. Christine Curry, to look into how the company can bolster its efforts in women’s health, among other projects, according to three people familiar with the hire. Apple CEO Tim Cook has described health care as a growing priority and a major part of Apple’s legacy. He told CNBC’s Jim Cramer in January, “If you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ It will…

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Would a health reinsurance program work in Colorado? Polis says program would curb health care costs

DENVER — The rising cost of health care is impacting millions of Coloradans. Newly elected Governor Jared Polis says too many people are being left with impossible choices: get the care they need or go bankrupt. Polis is selling a reinsurance program as one solution to lowering health insurance premiums. He has already asked lawmakers to invest $1 million in this year’s budget with hopes of a rollout by 2020. “Whether people are Independent or Republican or Democrat or Green or Liberation, they’re all being ripped off on health care…

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A Raspberry Pi-based handheld to make creating your own gadgets easy

The latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi-based pi-top computer is a handheld gadget designed to remove technical barriers to using the Pi to build homemade hardware. The pi-top 4 puts the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ in a case with a mini-OLED screen, portable power pack with a three to six hour battery life, and four programmable buttons. The pi-top seems designed to take some of the hassle out of learning how to use the Pi to interact with anything from simple electronics like sensors through to full systems like robots More…

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Kim Kardashian bares it all in a sizzling photoshoot. See pic

Kim Kardashian knows how to rock risque fashion and there is no one who can do it better than her. The diva is known for adding elegance to her quirky style and making it a fashion statement, almost always. And Kim, who has always made headlines with her bold fashion choices, caught attention, once again. And this time for rocking an almost there sheer dress. Recently, Kim took to Instagram to post a picture of herself in just a sheer embellished cape and she looks breathtaking in it. [“source=gsmarena”]

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A New Food System At The Intersection Of Purpose And Profit

Today’s food system is rife with paradox. We have enough food in the world to feed every mouth, yet 821 million people go hungry every day. We lose or waste 1.3 billion metric tons of produce each year, yet half the global population does not eat a properly nutritious diet. Our food system depends on mitigating climate change, yet agriculture and land-use activities contribute about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Why? These are the unintended consequences of our industrialized food system. Amidst structures optimized to maximize the production,…

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20th Annual IAC Conference Addresses A Rapidly Changing Fashion Environment

The 20th annual Initiatives in Arts and Culture (IAC) Conference was held Thursday and Friday at the Museum of The City of New York. Founded by Lisa Koenigsberg, IAC’s primary activities are conferences, publications, and exhibitions that take an interdisciplinary approach, considering issues related to fabrication, connoisseurship, cultural patrimony, cultural preservation, and the future of culture. This year the conference featured a “think tank” gathering of leaders, associations, and trendsetter, exploring the fluidity and changes affecting the fashion industry, including how disruptors bring innovation and revolution to the design story….

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The Lotus Seven Isn’t Just a Car, It’s a Lifestyle

When it comes to cars, some are more involved than others. The original Lotus Seven isn’t one of those cars you can just get in anytime you want and go to the grocery store—there’s an entire lifestyle around it you have to commit to. Maxime Gransart, subject of this latest Petrolicious video starring a Lotus Seven, explains this lifestyle well. It provides an experience that no other cars can, at the cost of being extremely minimalistic—there’s no roof, no climate control, and barely any room in the cockpit. While some…

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Clam & Cork, Doncaster: ‘A small seafood café doing lovely things’ – restaurant review

Twenty-five years ago, when my time was cheap and work scarce, I spent three days as a reporter in the old Bull Ring Market in Birmingham. The built, scuffed, graffiti-strewn, urine-splashed environment was due for demolition to make way for the glossy city centre that now occupies the space. Few were prepared to mourn the grey concrete sprawl, with its shadowed underpasses, but it housed a unique retail culture that deserved to be recorded before it went. I was sent to do the recording. There were the lines of flower…

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Find your food village – and a spring breakfast bowl recipe

We believe in really experiencing our food – growing our own vegetables, gathering from the wild, sourcing produce from local farmers and making big, beautiful meals with all that we have found – and these are such joyful experiences for us. But what makes them even better is doing them with other people. Growing, gathering, preserving, pickling, cooking and eating are all so much better when shared with your village. In fact, most of the experiences that life has to offer are better when shared with the people you love!…

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