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.
PETA Goes Too Far, Again
Jul 24, 2013
By relaunching its previously banned billboard comparing eating meat to smoking, PETA has once again exaggerated and misrepresented itself right into the spotlight.
FoodNavigator.com has the details on this "new" billboard and why the Advertising Standards Agency told PETA, "eating meat is not like smoking."
Drinking Water From the Toilet
It’s not just for dogs anymore. A new "toilet to tap" water purification system which recycles sewer water and makes it clean enough for drinking will open in San Francisco this fall. But, despite costing $68 million, public perception is keeping it for "fire hydrants, landscaping and electrical fountains." Guess Californians aren’t that thirsty, yet. CBS News San Fran has the story.
Who Are Food Corporations Asking About Food?
Food corporations are asking for help making healthy, great-tasting food. And guess whom they are asking? Chefs. Who would have thought? "It can be as simple as using fresh herbs to replace salt or raisin paste to replace sugar. They’re learning it’s not as hard as they might have thought."
New York Times has the story. Although, we’re not convinced any amount of fresh herbs or raisins can make tofu taste like steak.
1 in 100 Immigrants is a DREAMer, King Says
Iowa Republican Steve King is taking a beating today for his comments on immigration and the DREAM Act. He said, "For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert." He continues. Here’s the video.
Washington Post says those types of comments prove he is prejudiced and should be kicked out of the Republican party.
Another Reason Ticks Are More Than Just "Icky"
The Heartland virus, which was first identified last year in two farmers in Missouri, was confirmed to be caused by ticks. The two men were all right, but had to spend about 12 days in the hospital. Bottom line: Ticks can be hard to avoid, unless you have an office job, so be sure to protect yourself from the nasty critters. This is just another in the long list of diseases they carry.
Fox News has the story and tips on keeping them at bay.
Myth: Wyatt Earp the Vigilante
Everyone’s heard of Wyatt Earp. No doubt, gunfights and justified killing is what he’s known for, but the Daily Beast challenges that his legacy "is not about the redemptive power of violence, but the redemptive power of the media."
It seems like a stretch to us, but read it yourself and see if they make some valid points.
Who Doesn’t Love a Good Burger?
The Huffington Post is hosting a best fast-food burger contest. There are four rounds of deathmatch-style voting, pitting classics like the Burger King Whopper against newcomers’ like Five Guys’ cheeseburger.
Round 2 is on right now. Vote here.