climate change, future food, fighting hunger, edible plants, diversifying diet

Future Foods: What You Could Be Eating By 2050 (Maria)

The author writes, “Climate change is increasing the risk of severe ‘food shocks’ where crops fail and prices of staples rise rapidly around the world. Diversifying the food we eat is one of the solutions to alleviating hunger, addressing biodiversity loss, and helping to adapt to climate change, says Kew researcher Dr. Sam Pirinon. ‘We know that there are thousands of edible plant species across the world that are consumed by different populations and this is where we can find some of the solutions for these global challenges of the future,’ he says. Of more than 7,000 edible plants worldwide, only 417 are widely grown and used for food.”

Study Reveals the Great Pyramid of Giza Can Focus Electromagnetic Energy (Sean)

From “An international research group has applied methods of theoretical physics to investigate the electromagnetic response of the Great Pyramid to radio waves. Scientists predicted that under resonance conditions, the pyramid can concentrate electromagnetic energy in its internal chambers and under the base. The research group plans to use these theoretical results to design nanoparticles capable of reproducing similar effects in the optical range. Such nanoparticles may be used, for example, to develop sensors and highly efficient solar cells. The study was published in the Journal of Applied Physics.”

The Best Way to Protect Abortion Rights? Finalize the Equal Rights Amendment (Reader Steve)

From the Los Angeles Times: “Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. bemoans in the draft opinion that Roe ‘was remarkably loose in its treatment of the constitutional text,’ basing the right to abortion on the right to privacy when neither is ‘mentioned’ in the Constitution. While we can’t change the composition of the court poised to overturn Roe, we can change the text they are charged with interpreting. It’s time to finalize the Equal Rights Amendment and enshrine gender equality.”

Utah Hunting Guide Charged for Illegally Baiting a Bear Killed by Donald Trump Jr. in 2018 (DonkeyHotey)

The author writes,According to the Tribune, the guide, Wade Lemon, faces five years in state prison. Trump Jr. has not been charged in connection to the May 2018 hunt, and officials do not think he was aware of the illegal baiting.”

Lee University Considers Limiting Student Speech on Gender (Reader Steve)

From the Seattle Times: “A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, from how they behave to what they wear and what they can say on campus or even online, according to published reports. If approved, the policy presented to faculty and staff at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, this month would not allow students to identify as anything other than their biological sex. They also would be forbidden from questioning these restrictions or any other university policy, according to a leaked draft.”

Millions of Ghana’s Schoolchildren Go Hungry During Caterers’ Strike (Carina)

From DW: “Members of the Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) began their strike action at the beginning of May. School cooks who prepare pupils’ meals put down their cooking utensils to protest unpaid wages and demand more government money to pay for the school lunches. The ongoing strike action means that millions of pupils are going without food until the government gives in to the demands of the striking caterers.”


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