Aquaculture Can Cure our Economic Ills by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.   The population of the earth has doubled since 1970.[1]  Since each of these humans needs to eat, this has caused serious overfishing of the oceans. Technical innovations such as “fish finders” and flash freezing at sea have enabled harvesting of more and more …

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Community Efforts Relieve "Food Insecurity" by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. In North Carolina about one in six children live in households where it is not clear where their next meal is coming from. This is called “food insecurity.”  Among the 50 states, North Carolina ranks sixth in the nation for families suffering food insecurity. Rowan …

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Food as Medicine Fights Rising Problem by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. I am sitting in a mall food court with several friends when one remarks on another shopper's weight, which was beyond impressive. The mid 30's object of this attention was obese, used a walker, and huffed and puffed alongside a child carrying a tray. My …

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Make the Most of Fresh Food to Fight Obesity by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. I am sitting in a mall food court with several friends when one remarks on another shopper’s weight, which was beyond impressive. The mid-30s object of this attention was obese, used a walker, and huffed and puffed alongside a child carrying …

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 Hunger Amidst Plenty: Salvaging Food  by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Imagine yourself standing at your front door, looking at your three neighbors’ houses across the street, the homes on either side of yours, and don’t forget the one across the back fence. Add to that your own home for a total of seven front doors. …

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Maine Farm Yields $80,000 per Acre, Produces Food 12 Months a Year by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Roughly 15 percent of all fruits and vegetables consumed in the United States are imported from outside our borders. This creates both a cash drain to local economies, and a potentially dangerous way for bad guys to put disease …

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Seeds of Change by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Even Futurists have to eat, so last fall I was digging in my garden when along came a happy pair - granddaughter - aged about 8, and Grandma (we won't go there). The shy little girl asked what I was doing. I told her to watch, and gently …

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Year-Round Harvests Yield Local Benefits  by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Roughly 15 percent of all fruits and vegetables consumed in the United States are imported from outside our borders. This creates both a cash drain to local economies and a potentially dangerous way for bad guys to put disease into our food supply. Another very …

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 Jobs and Year Round Veggies with Solar Heat 12 Month Food Production Using Unheated Greenhouses Creates Profit, Jobs and Secure Food Supply by Jon Kennedy Roughly 15 percent of all fruits and vegetables consumed in the United States are imported from outside our borders. (1)  This creates both a cash drain to local economies and …

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Internet System Links Small Farmers and Restaurants - Creates Jobs   by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Centralization and the apparent need for large economy of scale have led to the disappearance of the small farm. In 1959, the U.S. was home to 4.1 million farms. Today, there are just 2.2 million. Some 40% of American …

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