Grazing the Net
Greg Henderson and Friends
Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining.
Food for Thought
Apr 03, 2014
If you haven't been in a school lunchroom lately, you might be in for a surprise. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by First Lady Michelle Obama placed new regulations on school districts participating in the federal school lunch program. The substantial requirements in the act place restrictions on portion sizes and calories, and also mandate students take certain foods – even if they have no intention of eating them. Trash cans are overflowing with wasted food, most that never saw a fork or spoon. Los Angeles throws away $3.8 million in produce – one of the required items which kids must put on their tray.
Grandparents won’t force feed the veggies
Beef’s not the only higher priced food
Bullet Proof Crop Dusters
Crop dusters are routinely used in agricultural operations, but did you know they are also used in the battle against Columbian-grown drugs? The U.S. State Department charged a Texas crop duster manufacturing company with developing bullet-proof crop dusting equipment. The special planes are necessary to protect pilots who fly drug enforcement missions, spraying fields of cocaine crops.
Quality Meat = Quality Life
We hate to keep beating this drum (well, not really), but more and more studies are finding that vegetarians lead less healthy lives. The latest research is out of Austria and demonstrates an elevated risk of cancer, allergies and mental health disorders for vegetarians. It also says they have a lower quality of life and require more medical treatment. Our own very unscientific poll of people in our office agrees – without meat in our diet, we would most definitely have a lower quality of life!
Live it up!
Drive Thru Downer
New Jersey is cracking down on distracted driving – talking on a cell phone, putting on makeup, watching a movie – all are reason enough for a $130 ticket. But so is one other task: eating. Yes, even grabbing a bite to go could land you in the poor house.
Don't get it to go