How private companies retaliate against hackers

Hacking back: The plan was to hack the hackers. Cybercriminals had targeted a global bank’s customers with phishing emails to break into their accounts. The victim could just as easily have been a global food company. The legal option—waiting for law Read More …

Where does N. Korea get the money to fund nuclear efforts?

Illegal tobacco generates big profits: Where does North Korea, whose gross domestic product is less than that of some American cities, get the money to fund its nuclear efforts? Kim Jong-un and his regime obtain much of their money from a Read More …

Ag updates from Florida are discouraging

Massive losses in Florida: The ag updates from Florida are discouraging. Around Immokalee and LaBelle, for example, 50 to 60 percent of the fruit has been blown off the trees and is floating in flood waters. Groves are extensively flooded and Read More …

How important is milk production to the Sheikdom of Qatar?

By Dr. Stephanie Ostrowski, DVM When cows fly: In the United States, we are fortunate to have a large dairy industry with milk surpluses, as well as an efficient distribution network. Taken together, these allow Americans to enjoy significant food security Read More …

The risk of foodborne bioterrorism is real

It’s happened before: Islamic State leaders are reportedly asking followers to carry out terror attacks by poisoning food in Western supermarkets. It’s not like poisoning our food has not happened before, and we certainly have been warned. As far back as 2011, Read More …

Florida dairies are back to milking—just in time

By Stephanie Ostrowski, DVM What you didn’t know about milk cows: Most people are vaguely aware that cows typically get milked twice a day. They are less likely to understand how and why it is important that dairy cows not miss Read More …

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 …

Major retailers restocking hurricane supplies

Walmart, Home Depot and others are getting ready for Irma: For consumers stocking up on hurricane supplies, help is on the way. Walmart Stores said it has activated its Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Irma to “get those shelves stocked as soon Read More …

America’s dirty little secret

Many homes in this region lack basic sanitation: Scientists in Houston have lifted the lid on one of America’s darkest and deepest secrets, says the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper. “Hidden beneath fabulous wealth, the U.S. tolerates poverty-related illness at levels comparable to Read More …

Water, water everywhere—except to drink

Beaumont loses running water, dam ready to overflow: A spate of unexpected disasters is gripping Texas cities nearly a week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the coast. The entire city of Beaumont has no running water after both of its water Read More …