Jonathan Sparks

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The Coming Worm Apocalypse Should Terrify You

Worms may not be warm and fuzzy, but their essential role in many ecosystems across this planet makes them canaries in the agricultural coal mine.<p>You …

Farming

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

Imperial College London

Your produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers might change that

CLOSE<p>Eco friendly cover crops saving soil and nutrients on the K.L. Donaldson Farm<p>There it sits – in all its green glory – in the produce section of …

Farming

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement

Produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers are trying to change that

There it sits — in all its green glory — in the produce section of your local grocery store.  <p>Broccoli. One of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet.  <p>But 70 years ago, it contained twice the calcium, on average, and more than five times the amount of vitamin A. The same could be said for a …

Farming

Agriculture will drive Africa's rise to economic power

Global development professionals network,Improving nutrition and food security - global development professionals network,Mali,Tanzania,European Union,South Africa,Africa,Mozambique,African Union,Ghana,Ethiopia,Nigeria,Farming,Food security,World news<p>From Mali to Tanzania, agriculture is propelling …

Africa

Flour Tortillas (Tortillas de Harina)

• In a large bowl, combine the flour and 1 tsp. salt. Add the lard and rub the pieces between your fingertips, smearing it into the flour to create …

Rising food costs highlight the need for foreign aid

A major piece of foreign policy legislation has been moving quickly through Congress over the past week, and if it passes, it will be a marvel in our …

Agriculture

When do sugar, flour and other baking supplies go bad? Here's your guide

Knowing when to throw out food can be tricky, especially dry goods. Products come labeled with a dates like use-by, sell-by and best-by. When it comes to baking, you might have more time to bake those cookies than you thought.<p>The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service alongside the Food …

Is Vertical Farming Really the Future of Agriculture?

<i>This story was originally published on</i> <i>Civil Eats</i><i>.</i><p>By now, the images of shelves full of perfect greens in hulking warehouses, stacked floor to ceiling in sterile environs and illuminated by high-powered LED lights, have become familiar. Food futurists and industry leaders say these high-tech …

Turbo boost your old Mac with high-performance OWC components | ZDNet

Grab your upgrades<p>Head over to OWC.com to discover what upgrades are available for your Mac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, or even Mac Pro.<p>Getting ready<p>…

5 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's and Why It's Important to Start Now

Drop the Soduko and adopt these simple habits to stand a chance against Alzheimers and other brain diseases.<p>July 03, 2018<p>This past weekend my …

Evolutionists have just found new evidence that supports the Biblical account of CREATION!

Thanks to new DNA research, Evolutionary scientists have just found new evidence that supports that Biblical account of creation! Here’s what they …

Can technology help our garden grow?

The CNET Smart Garden has started to look like an actual garden. We set it up a couple months ago at the start of spring at the CNET Smart Home in Louisville, Kentucky. In the meantime, we used a couple of indoor planters to grow seeds into seedlings, and planted some lettuce in the garden while we …

Crispy Chickpeas Are My Goes-On-Everything Dinner MVP

By Alex Delany<p>These simple crispy chickpeas are here to improve whatever you're making for dinner.<p>I’ve always wanted to be a renaissance man. Or whatever the less pretentious-sounding version of that is. You know, someone who excels in multiple fields, someone who is always surprising friends with …

Food

Organize your go-bag for $10.94

Keep your cables, earbuds, mobile chargers and more neatly arranged in this zippered case.<p><i>ZDNet's Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great</i> …

iPad Mini

Simple, Classic Chicken Potpie Recipe

"Shredded rotisserie chicken and sherry lend this classic potpie a rich, comforting flavor."<p>Ingredients<p>6 cups roasted, shredded rotisserie chicken<p>1 …

A 30-Minute Pasta With All the Charm of a Chicken Parm

Look, we know that crispy, breaded chicken smothered in tomato sauce isn’t exactly <i>autentico</i>. But chicken Parm <i>is</i> delicious, the equivalent of a big, warm Italian-American hug. And for blogger and author Gaby Dalkin, it was the first thing she learned to cook.<p>“I would make it at least three times a …

Allrecipes' Top 30 Chicken Recipes

The 30 best chicken recipes as rated by the users of Allrecipes.com<p>We're counting down the best chicken recipes as rated and reviewed by the users of …

The $5 Pasta Alternative I Eat on a Weekly Basis (It Doesn't Make Me Bloated)

Let me preface this by saying that I love pasta. Nothing will ever come close to the real thing, especially not a combination of vegetable flours …

The Tofu I Make Is Insanely Good, Thanks to This Secret Ingredient

After years of cooking tofu, I've finally discovered my favorite way to make it.<p>I love tofu, but I know not everyone does. Which is why when I head …

15 Vegan Soup Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Dairy or Meat for Flavor

Sure, they say chicken soup is for the soul. But let’s make one thing clear: Soup sans chicken—or any animal product—can be just as satisfying for …

Yes, it matters what kind of onion you use in your dishes — here's how to cook them to perfection

<i><br>"It's hard to imagine civilization without onions."</i><p><i>- Julia Child.</i><p><i>"I have always felt bad for the rare person that comes into the restaurant and says that they are allergic to onions. It seems like a sad existence to me to not be able to enjoy the beautiful flavors of an onion,"</i><p><i>- Melissa O'Donnell,</i> …

Cooking

Snow Storm Headed Your Way? Slow Cooker Chili Verde Can Help

<b>Broil the pork.</b> Arrange a rack in the upper third of the oven and heat the broiler to high. Place the pork on a rimmed baking sheet and season with 1 …

Cooking

Jelly candy with beet (비트정과)

A Guide to Paprika and Its 3 Different Types

I was rifling through recipes on our site when I noticed something: All the recipes that involved paprika were inconsistent. No, no, I’m not trying to say there’s some massive flaw with our site; what I’m trying to say is that some recipes called for sweet paprika, others for hot, and still others …

16 Delicious Ways to Eat Beans Instead of Meat

Like mushrooms, beans make a great vegetarian substitute in dishes like burgers, sauces, tacos, and other traditionally meat-centric recipes. And …

Healthy Eating

The two-state solution's inconvenient truths

Because of the basis of "Palestinian" national identity, the two-state solution basically makes peace impossible. The objective factors that preclude …

Israel

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Friar and Fury — The Unfathomable Cruelty Of Tomas De Torquemada

Tomas de Torquemada was responsible for over 2000 deaths during the Spanish Inquisition, all in the name of keeping Christianity alive in Spain.The …