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“Cyber Attacks Hit Twitter, Netflix, Paypal and Many of the Worlds Most Visited Websites”

I wonder peoples thought process when they advocate automating farming and truck driving and ______________ pretty much anything to do with the growing, harvesting and logistics of food.

In addition to our adjustments to antibiotics and climate change in the future I presume food will be national security issue.


Top Hacks and Data Breaches www.usatoday.com

Hacked Home Devices Cause Massive Internet Outrage www.usatoday.com

Internet of Things Comes Back To Bite Us As Hackers Spread Botnet Code www.usatoday.com

Oceans are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat www.nytimes.com

Superbug Gene Found on Pig Farm www.the-scientist.com


    Robot Crop Pickers Limit Loss of Farm Workers to Trump Wall www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-20

    “In the 14 years I’ve been here, I’ve never seen an American working in the fields.” modernfarmer.com/2013/11

    “It’s little wonder Americans opt out of this career path. And opt out they do, no matter what you’ve read on Facebook re: immigrants “stealing our jobs.” One exhaustive case study examined unemployed, job-seeking citizens in North Carolina over a 15-year period, from 1998 through 2012. Upon being advised about openings on area farms, less than 0.1 percent of these job seekers, on average, asked to be referred each year. Of the several hundred referred, 97 percent were hired. Of those, less than half reported to work on the first day. And in no year did more than 11 individuals finish out the season on a farm.” http://modernfarmer.com/2017/02

    “Farmers, Foresters, and Fishermen Have the Highest Suicide Rate of Any Profession”

    modernfarmer.com/2016/07/farmer-suicide-2/

    One farmer supports 129 Americans. Measured in terms of output per worker, farmers are the most productive humans who’ve ever lived. (Source: The Omnivores Dilemma www.amazon.com/Omnivores-Dilemma-Natural-History-Meals)

    Plus adjustments to climate change, loss of the honey bee, water rights and superbugs I’m worried about feeding our country from the soil and sea.

I know I sound like a broken record but when you grow up with fishermen, farmers, loggers, truckers and family friends in big oil you have different perspective on what our country calls intellectual property.

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