How Growing Your Own Food Can Benefit the Planet

Gardening has always been one of the most popular hobbies, and you know what? The reasons for that are more than good, and the first one is that growing your own food will take you one step closer to saving the planet. That’s right, you heard us well! Growing fruits and veggies in your garden is a great way to embrace sustainability and live your life in a more environmentally-friendly way. If you’re interested in that, just keep on reading. Here’s how growing your own food can benefit the planet, so check them out and enjoy!

Sales of Hemp Based Products to Soar based on Legalization

The hemp based products industry is projected to rise at an exponential CAGR of 23.8% between 2019 and 2029. Recent legalization for cultivation of hemp crops by government bodies is the predominant factor driving sales. With a rich essential fatty acid profile, hemp and hemp plant extracts are widely consumed for a variety of food and beverages products, which continues to aid the growth of hemp based products market. Currently, the hemp based products market has become highly competitive, as renowned players have set their vision on becoming global leaders by providing innovative products, addressing the emerging health and resource sustainability issues.

A Crash Course in Nutritional Labels

It’s no secret that we are what we eat, but nutrition literacy isn’t taught in schools and for most people, it’s not taught at home either. To further understand our relationship with food, weight, and health, we must understand what we are putting into our bodies.

Serving Size

Each product will list the serving size and the amount of servings per package. The nutritional facts listed will pertain to serving size, so if you’re eating two servings, you’re getting twice the number of calories, carbs, fats, etc. Look at your portion sizes and see if there’s room for change.

Online Grocery Delivery Services Booming Amid Coronavirus – Consumer Beware

Many US  States and Cities issued closure orders in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The list of state and city orders according to USA Today:

  • Missouri’s two largest cities issued stay-at-home orders Saturday. The St. Louis mandate, which also applies to St. Louis County, begins Monday, and the one for Kansas City and its metro area goes into effect Tuesday.
  • New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell directed residents to stay at home.
  • San Miguel County, Colorado, is under a shelter-in-place order until April 3.
  • Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, is under a shelter-in-place order until April 7.
  • Blaine County, Idaho, is under a shelter-in-place order.
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that all New York residents must stay home “to the maximum extent possible.”
  • The State of California is under a stay at home order.
  • Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker  announced a “stay-at-home” that will last until at least April 7.
  • In Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday announced an executive order directing all nonessential businesses and not-for-profit entities to close.
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday told residents to stay home, calling the directive “both an order and a public awareness campaign.”
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Saturday that he would be ordering residents to stay at home.
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close.

Global Fortified Rice Market Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 6.5%

The fortified rice market is anticipated to record a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period. It is expected to reach the total market size of $28 billion by 2027.  The growing demand to enhance the nutritional content of food items, coupled with high consumption of rice across the globe is anticipated to boost growth of the overall rice fortification market.

6 Ways to Keep Your Body Fit with Food

Are you planning to lose weight by ditching food? Give it a second thought.  According to a study, eating less or crash dieting may give you temporary results, but they also have permanent side-effects. The negatives of crash dieting include- dizziness, muscle aches, weak immune system and what not! But what if someone said that you didn’t have to compromise on food to achieve fitness? Eating right and adequate physical exercises go hand in hand. By combining both, you can keep your body fit and healthy and also avoid ailments such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.

TIPS: Food Safety When Eating Out

A restaurant has a huge responsibility to serve food that is safe to eat or consume. However, there are some basic steps and measures you can take in order to reduce the risk of food poisoning when eating outside your home.

Diverse types of food can make you sick. Food that contains dangerous viruses and bacteria may not taste, smell or look, any different from food that is safe. Food-poisoning bacteria and viruses are either in the food or are transferred to the food during cooking, preparation, serving or storage.

Brexit Chaos? Rising Costs, Food Shortages Predicted Once Britain Leaves the EU

Leaked British government documents say the UK could encounter a shortage of fuel, food, and medicine if they leave the European Union without an agreement in October. The documents, published in the Sunday Times, reveal predictions of chaos in the UK, and the return of roadblocks on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which could fuel protests.

Fast Food Workers Reveal What You Should Never Order – Once Again, Reddit Leads the Way

We have all learned that Reddit can be an invaluable resource for all kinds of news and information. But, perhaps it’s most useful for unvarnished truth-telling. Here are some comments from Redditors who have worked the other side of the counter at some famous fast food chain restaurants. If you think your biggest worry is employees spitting in your food (or, Yikes! – much worse!) what they have to say may make some customers swear off fast food for good. Let’s just call it “The Reddit Diet.

Healthy Growth in Global Hydroponics Market

According to Market Research Future (MRFR)’s latest study, the global hydroponics market is set to expand at a healthy CAGR of 6.39% during the forecasted period 2015 to 2022. The valuation of the hydroponics market is expected to reach $27.29 billion by the end of 2022. The depletion of natural resources and exponential increase in the population have accelerated the adoption of hydroponics. It helps in the cultivation of crops without soil by using nutrient solutions in a water solvent.

How To Order From McDonald’s ‘Secret’ Menu – At Mickey D’s A Dollar Goes A Long Way

Actually, there is no “secret” menu at McDonald’s. Most franchise outlets offer seasonal items or cater to local tastes. The real secret is up to your own imagination. And budget. Creative types have come up with smart ways to blend items off the regular menu to whip up some unique taste sensations. And, it doesn’t hurt to save a few bucks. So, here are 15 “secret” combos you can enjoy for yourself at the local Mickey D’s…

99 Cents Only Stores Update – Restructuring News

This week, Durig Capital provides a brief update on 99 Cents Only Stores LLC, a deep discount retailer whose bonds we have reviewed in the past for our Fixed Income 2 (FX2) High Yield Managed Income Portfolio. 99 Cents Only Stores has recently been challenged by its outstanding debt obligations. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Deep discount retailer 99 Cents Only Stores recently completed an arrangement with creditors which would eliminate many of their short term debt obligations.

  • Debt to equity swaps are a common method  companies use to improve liquidity.

  • Under the newly agreed upon terms, 99 Cents Only Stores will issue common and preferred stock for some of its outstanding debt.

 Recent Financial Statements

Global Asian Food Market to Witness Significant Revenue Growth

Asian foods consist of Chinese, Thai and Indian food. It has become extremely popular in Fast food segment in western countries as it is believed to be more nutritious than conventional fast food such as burgers, pizza, pasta, burritos, taco and sandwiches. The market is highly fragmented worldwide and many small players operate as  exclusive restaurants or as chained restaurants.

Confectionery Market Expanding

The confectionery market is expected to foresee expansion over the years to follow, globally. Generally, confections are high in calorie and low in nutrients, however, the sugar-free confections are gaining recognition in the ongoing years because of aspects, for example, changing lifestyle, increasing health and nutritional concerns, rising obesity rate and growing number of diabetic patients.

Edible Insects Market Sees Robust Growth

Insects are generally considered as bug for crops and animals. However the usage of insects for eatable purpose has showcased an uplift over the past few years due to varied advantages. It has been noticed that the consumption of edible insects has contributed to positive livelihood and health for both animals and human being. Rising consumption of sustainable based diets due to affordability, safety and easy accessibility has intensified the demand for edible insects across the globe.

Alarming Rise in Food Waste Spurs Growth in Food Waste Management Market

Food wastes mainly consists of oils, fats, and by-products of animals which is converted into sellable commodities that includes tallow, high protein meat, and grease among others. These commodities are used in production of biofuels, soap, animal feed, cosmetics, toothpaste, leather, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, etc. Food waste is emerging as a social and economic problem with consequential implications on environment.

REVIEW: Recommended Restaurants in Corona Del Mar, CA

“Corona Del Mar,” sounds to be appealing when heard, especially when someone experiences to dine at the famous restaurant named Bandera. It is located at the East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar in California. The restaurant is famous for their Campfire Rib-Eye with thickly sliced tomatoes and blue cheese for $39 and Banana Cream Pie with caramel and chocolate for only $12. But you can boost your appetite with their starters like Grilled Artichokes, Nice Little House Salad, Dip Duo and many more. If your family is planning to go there, it would be best to make early reservations since a lot of people would come to eat dinner at the restaurant. They are open from 4:30 pm until 9:30 pm daily. For sure, you’ll most likely come again to try other cuisines at Bandera in Corona Del Mar.