Bob’s Norton’s Food & Water Defense Blog

Ocean ‘heat waves’ kill swathes of sea life

Number has sharply increased: The number of heat waves affecting the planet’s oceans has increased sharply, scientists have revealed, killing swathes of sea-life like “wildfires that take out huge areas of forest.” The new research is the first systematic global Read More …

Bioterrorism: Using food as a deadly weapon

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health is a national leader in bioterrorism and food safety research. Scientists there are studying how harmful elements can enter the complex, often invisible food and beverage supply chain that extends from raw Read More …

This drone can bark like a sheep dog

So farms have put it to work: Robots aren’t just stealing human jobs, they’re after man’s best friend too – now there’s a drone that can bark like a sheep dog. Corey Lambeth, a shepherd on a sheep and beef Read More …

Tornado devastates Alabama families

Ten members of extended family lost: Cousins Cordarrly Jones and Demetria Jones have a hard time counting all the relatives they lost to a monster tornado that wiped out a rural community in Alabama. Stunned by the loss of 10 Read More …

Your phone and TV are tracking you

And political campaigns are paying attention: Welcome to the new frontier of campaign tech — a loosely regulated world in which simply downloading a weather app or game, connecting to Wi-Fi at a coffee shop or powering up a home Read More …

The perils of doing business in China

Personal freedom is eroding: China is rapidly moving backwards to the old days/old ways of Mao Zedong. Personal freedom is being eroded at a remarkable rate, which will have profound effects on companies wishing to do business with the nation. Companies will be Read More …

Insect apocalypse threatens natural food chains

Insects in rapid decline: Nearly half of all insect species worldwide are in rapid decline and a third could disappear altogether, according to a study warning of dire consequences for crop pollination and natural food chains. The recent decline in Read More …

The problem: Illegal drugs smuggled in food shipments

Latest case involves strawberries from Mexico: Commercial food and agriculture are increasingly encountering problems when illegal substances are being co-mingled with food shipments. This problem will have to be addressed, or eventually food corporations will encounter problems associated with contaminated foodstuffs, Read More …