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To: Doug R who wrote (3759)5/23/2020 2:01:20 AM
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Purdue University is tracking the pandemic's effects on agriculture on a county by county basis and displaying the results on their Purdue Food and Agriculture Vulnerability Index interactive dashboard. (in collaboration with Microsoft)
California:
ag.purdue.edu

Main page:
ag.purdue.edu
"To use the dashboard, click on one of the agricultural commodities at the top of the table. The pie-chart shows the estimated percent of total U.S. production of the selected commodity potentially at risk because of COVID19 farmer and farm worker illnesses. The table below shows the estimated number of agricultural worker COVID19 case by state, the level of production of the commodity in each state (in bushels, pounds, acres, or number of head, depending on the commodity), the estimated loss in productivity because of worker illnesses, and the percent of total production in the state potentially lost due to illnesses. The map shows the total number of COVID cases in each state. To drill into the county-level detail, click on a state to see a more detailed county-level map with the estimated number of farm and agricultural workers with COVID-19 along with other county-level statistics on production."



To: Doug R who wrote (3759)5/23/2020 6:14:18 PM
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Food, the "lockdown" and the migrant worker situation in India.



ndtv.com

New Delhi: Most people know little about desperation until they don't know where their next meal is coming from. The coronavirus crisis that has left thousands unemployed, homeless and hungry is painting a raw picture of what desperation can look like when hunger is the drive.

A push-cart with cartons of food and water is stopped and looted by scores of migrant workers who then started fleeing, videos from the Old Delhi railway station show. This incident happened on Friday.

The cart, with four cartons of snacks -- possibly chips, biscuits and other packed products -- and water bottles was stopped at the platform by a couple of men and within minutes a crowd swarmed to gather what they could get their hands on.

The migrant workers carried as much as they could and fled from the spot immediately. There was chaos and the workers scrambled for the packets, even snatching from each other, before leaving the spot. There were no Railway Police Officers around to intervene and restore order.

Only Shramik Special trains for migrant workers are operational from the Old Delhi station to ferry stranded labourers home.

These incidents are just a few among the many cases of desperation of workers as they battle hunger while the country remains in lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Migrant workers are doing just about anything to feed themselves and their families. From scavenging at crematoriums to collecting milk spilled on the road, their helplessness in heartbreaking. Many have died trying to walk hundreds of kilometres back home when all public transport was stopped.

Migrant labourers have complained of shortage of food, unhygienic conditions of travel on their journeys back home. On Friday, migrant workers protested in Uttar Pradesh along their route back home by blocking railway tracks and demanding accountability as they complained of long delays and rotten food on board.

Earlier this month, migrant workers abused and violently fought with each other inside a train that had stopped in Madhya Pradesh's Satna over shortage of food.



To: Doug R who wrote (3759)6/1/2020 7:21:44 PM
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nature.com
To set coronavirus policy, model lives and livelihoods in lockstep




To: Doug R who wrote (3759)7/30/2020 2:33:57 AM
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The true health benefits of eating meat will not be found in fake meat.
Fake meat will help strengthen the grip of the medical dictatorship side of the agenda.

"The link between meat and immune system defences"
carnisostenibili.it.



a clinical study by the University of Graz has concluded that vegetarians get sick more often and have a lower quality of life than omnivores, with a greater likelihood of suffering from allergies, asthma, diabetes, migraines, osteoporosis, heart disease, mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression, eating disorders and tumours, supporting once again how it is not at all advantageous to give up meat and fish.

Not only red meat like beef and pork, but also white meat as chicken and turkey enhances the immune defences, because they are rich in vitamin B6: they contain half of the daily requirement, an important link in basic biochemical immunity chains and vital for the formation of new and healthy white and red blood cells. Especially when cooked in broth, the chicken helps to improve the symptoms of cold and flu, because it dissolves its gelatine and chondroitin, a substance found in cartilages, useful for treating arthrosis and other elements in the water, feeding the microbiota, increasing the defensive power of intestinal bacterial microflora and then healing from infectious diseases.

Meat has excellent levels of most of the vitamins that strengthen the immune system such as vitamin B1 and vitamin B12, whose deficiency causes a reduction in the number of lymphocytes, but also chromium, a micronutrient presents in trace amounts in our body that stimulates immune defences and resistance to infections. Also, the content in nutraceutical substances such as CLA, which prevent inflammatory damage derived from the immune response, and in essential omega 3 fats is important, especially DHA, found in higher doses in the breast milk of women who eat meat, thus able to transmit it to the infant, increasing the efficiency of white blood cells and the child’s ability to defend himself.

Creatine - from meat -



rupress.org