Monday, November 17, 2008


HOWKA BROTHERS AND SISTERS.... this link and information was just sent to me from a Native CAlifornia group... I think it's definately a bookwe should have in the library. I also wanted to post the information so tribal members could purchase the book themselves..

Will the Current Credit Crisis Affect Our Food Supply?
Most farmers (including many small farmers) depend on credit topurchase their seeds, fuel, fertilizer, pest control, and to pay theirworkers. With US food reserves at an all time low (1), and the creditsituation uncertain (2), it just might be time to take your familiesfood security into your own hands.Food Security and Sustainability for the Times Ahead will help you do just that.Author, Harvest McCampbell, helps individuals, families, and small communitiesplan safe food storage, learn about gardening and wild foods, and developbalanced and sustainable diets. Information on highly nutritious foods which canbe easily grown, as well as natural sustainable immune system boosters andmedicinal herbs are also covered.Don't wait until it is too late. Food Security and Sustainability for the TimesAhead will help you prepare for financial down-turns, climate change, peak oil,and more. Edited by Terri Holtzclaw Reiser & Sal Camarillo, with anintroduction by T'Uy'Tanat-Cease Wyss, and an author bio by Jessie Palmer. 144pages, ISBN 978-0-9818975-0-9, Bio Diverse Press.10% of proceeds to provide copies to qualified Indigenous programs.Available from the publisher and from biodiversepress (Take out spaces)(1) "The U.S. Has No Remaining Grain Reserves"" . . . the U.S. has nothing else in our emergency food pantry.There is no cheese, no butter, no dry milk powder, no grains oranything else left in reserve. The only thing left in the entire CCCinventory will be 2.7 million bushels of wheat which is about enoughwheat to make 1⁄2 of a loaf of bread for each of the 300 millionpeople in America." Larry MatlackThe CCC is a federal government-owned and operated entity that wascreated to stabilize, support, and protect farm income and prices. CCCis also supposed to maintain balanced and adequate supplies ofagricultural commodities and aids in their orderly distribution. 6, 2008(2) `"We certainly could see tight credit having an effect onagricultural production,' U.S. Agriculture Secretary Edward Schafersaid Wednesday." From: November12, 2008

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