How do you feed so many people?

The food and water challenges posed by megacities: This century will be defined by two trends: how we manage climate change and how we manage the rise of megacities. Over the next 20 years, the global urban population will grow from Read More …

External, insider threats must remain top defense priorities for western food corporations

Bob Norton writing in Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Food corporations with refrigeration plants that utilize ammonia as the coolant could be targeted by individuals seeking to cause mass casualties. A well-placed vehicle-borne IED (VBIED) has been proven to be a Read More …

Another ransomware attack targets businesses worldwide

Shipping giant Maersk among those affected: Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, which handles one out of seven containers shipped globally, said on Tuesday that this week’s cyber attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world. Organizations worldwide are currently under Read More …

Food defense is more than protecting food products from adulteration

In current environment, restaurants need to plan for attacks: Food defense is not only a necessary component for the big restaurant chains, but also for smaller operations, that may be very limited in what they can do to respond to the Read More …

Massive late-season blizzard expected to send beef prices soaring

Thousands of cattle killed: Ranchers and feedlots in western Kansas, southeastern Colorado, and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas are struggling to assess their losses after a massive late-season blizzard caused the deaths of potentially thousands of cattle. Losses were exacerbated Read More …

What’s the price of fake food safety training?

Senior citizen sells fake food-safety certifications: A 71-year-old man is facing 18 months in federal prison for taking bribes in exchange for giving false food safety training certificates to foodservice workers from 2008 to 2015. The scheme allowed foodservice workers to skip Read More …

Could it happen here?

ISIS uses armed drones, again: The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) released footage Sunday of what it claimed to be one of its drones dropping bombs on an Iraqi military training facility, Newsweek reports. Throughout the fierce conflict, ISIS has used Read More …

Employee vetting more important than ever in age of ISIS

Two new ISIS cases illustrate need for personnel security: Two cases this week illustrate why it is so important to carefully vet employees, as ISIS appears to be carrying out its strategy of working with radicalized individuals already “in place” in Read More …

Hack of emergency siren system illustrates peril

Warning siren! A recent hack into the Dallas emergency siren system illustrates clearly that our critical infrastructures are imperiled by adversaries who seek to disrupt. The perpetrator or perpetrators remain unidentified at this time, as does the motive behind the attack. Read More …

Could 3D meat boost food production as world population grows?

Does 3D red meat have a future? Red meat has been identified as the next product that could benefit substantially from 3D printing technology. One benefit of 3D printing meat is the ability to produce meat in a more sterile environment Read More …