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 …

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 …

Irma threatens $1.2 billion fresh produce production

Orange juice futures and sugar prices higher: Hurricane Irma is threatening to wreak havoc on Florida farmlands, threatening $1.2 billion worth of production in the top U.S. grower of fresh tomatoes, oranges, green beans, cucumbers, squash and sugarcane. The storm threat has 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 …

Harvey could disrupt refineries, cause fuel price increases

Some 30 refineries are in danger zone: A hurricane barreling toward Texas threatens to disrupt operations at refineries along the Gulf Coast, potentially throwing a wrench into fuel supplies and driving up prices. Severe flooding can cause refining units to shut down 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 …

Cyber attack cost company more than $200 million

The high cost of cyber crime: The June cyberattack that paralyzed the computer systems in companies around the world is estimated to have cost the world’s biggest container shipping line between $200 million and $300 million, A.P. Moller-Maersk said Wednesday. Maersk Read More …

Terrorists once again strike popular restaurant

Restaurants are popular targets: Crowded restaurants are a popular target for terrorists worldwide. Most recently, 20 people were killed in an attack on a popular tourist restaurant in the west African country of Burkina Faso. At least eight foreigners and seven Read More …