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Soybean Oil wasted as Biofuel in the U.S.

The USDA projects that the U.S. will produce 12 billion pounds of soybean oil for biofuel in the 2022/23 crop market year for soybeans. Building of new soybean oil biofuel plants is accelerating, on higher diesel prices, so much so … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Vegan Bread using Any Grain

This recipe for “Blender Bread” comes to us from @chez.jorge on Instagram, with instructions from @foodgeek and @chefsteps on Youtube.com. See also: @emmymade for her attempt at the rice bread version. Most gluten-free breads use unpalatable or non-vegan additives to … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s food crisis foreshadows a World Food Crisis

The Sri Lanka agricultural disaster is coming to the world. Read the article at this link. The President of Sri Lanka last year banned artificial fertilizer, pesticides and similar agricultural chemicals. The result was a 50% reduction in rice yields, … Continue reading

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Which Staple Foods have the most Niacin?

Vitamin B3 or Niacin is an important nutrient lacking in many staple foods. Which staple foods provide the highest amount of niacin (vitamin B3) and which are deficient? Usually, the nutrition of different foods is compared based on a 100 … Continue reading

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New EU Fertilizer Regulations could shutdown fertilizer sales

This is scary: Fertilizers Europe share a statement on the application of the EU fertilizing product regulation The gist of it is that new EU fertilizer regulations could shut down fertilizer sales in the entire EU, since the new regulatory … Continue reading

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Highest Possible Yields of Amaranth

What are the highest practically attainable yields for grain amaranth? The Aztecs grew amaranth with an estimated yield of 1.5 to 2.0 metric tonnes per hectare (t/ha). Yields today vary widely, just as yields do for most other crops. World … Continue reading

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The U.S. turns billions of lbs. of food into fuel yearly

In the U.S. 2021/2022 market year for corn (maize), which runs from June 1, 2021 to May 30 of 2022, the total production of corn is stated by the USDA in the Feed Grains Yearbook, Table 1, as 15.117 billion … Continue reading