In this week’s Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive: a prepping site choke full of information and links, economic woes still plague Greece, new study finds “toxic” gene in GMOs, China implicated in international computer hacking network, and 7 tips for planning for hard times.
The More You Know…
If you are a fan of the works of Cody Lundin, you’ve probably heard him say “Knowledge is power. It’s lightweight. It lasts a long time. It doesn’t rust.” All of that is true. But scouring the web looking for good reliable sources of information about prepping and survival can be time consuming. There are a number of sites that we turn to as good sources of information. Knowledge Weighs Nothing is our latest find. It’s a compilation of links to other sites. From Knowledge Weighs Nothing.
Greece’s Economic Woes Continue; Man Trampled Getting Food
Catering to the appetites of it’s viewers, the American mainstream media tends to zero in on a story and then move on to the next one when interest wanes. Such is the case with the Greek financial crisis. But despite it’s absence in the news, the story is still unfolding. Recently, as farmers were distributing free food to protest high production costs, a man was trampled in the crowd while trying to secure food for his family. From RT.
Potentially “Toxic” Gene found in GMOs
While the US FDA assures consumers that Genetically Modified Organisms GMOs are safe for consumption, the rest of the world is doing it’s own, independent research into the matter. Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Europe’s official food watch dog agency, found that 54 of the 86 GM plants approved for consumption contain a gene that could produce toxins that are dangerous to people. Critics of GMOs point to a fatal flaw in the 20-year old testing process. From Mail Online.
China implicated in Computer Hacking Scheme
Mandiant, a leading information security firm based in Virginia, released a study that points a finger at a covert Chinese military unit known as Unit 61398 as a primary source of computer hacking since 2006. Over the past 6 years, the group has purportedly hacked into 141 companies in 20 different industries, including industries that China has announced are strategic emerging markets for the country. China has denied the claims. From The Economist.
Tips for Preparing for Hard Times
Many people now look at the U.S. economy and wonder about it’s sustainability. Can any country continue to live and spend beyond it’s means indefinitely? The U.S. owes almost $17 trillion and is routinely spending more than it takes in. Our natural intuition tells us “no, this cannot go on forever.” So, many people are preparing for hard times in the near future. Here are 7 tips on how you can begin preparing. From Activist Post.