I don’t know about you guys, but in addition to celebrating the fact that it’s Friday (YAY!), I’m also celebrating today’s warm weather and non-existent wind. It’s 78 and sunny today. That’s what I’m talkin’ about.
Anyway, it’s time for another edition of the Weekly Round Up:
- This. Because it’s awesome. And because on my way home from work yesterday I counted six planters in the field. SIX. And I only live about 20 miles from work. They’re going like gangbusters out there.
- This blog post from In Udder News… It’s a pretty cool read about the science behind organic farming. I’m a believer in traditional agriculture but I’m also a believer in choice, and organic food is one of the choices consumers have, even if it’s not my choice. Often, organic farming is accused of being unscientific, but writer Julaine Treur shares the science behind her organic dairy farm and other organic farms across North America. It’s worth your time.
- There’s a lot of talk about sustainable farming, but what is sustainable farming? No one seems to have a good, all-encompassing, agreed upon definition. I’m not saying I have one, but this does seem pretty truthful. If you aren’t successful, you won’t be able to sustain much.
- Dr. Oz is in the news again, but not because of some crazy claim he’s recently made, This time, he’s in the news because a group of top physicians have asked Columbia University to remove Dr. Oz from his faculty position at the Ivy League school because he continues to promote “quack treatments” and continues to display an “egregious lack of integrity.” Columbia has refused, saying the school “is committed to the principle of academic freedom and to upholding faculty members’ freedom of expression for statements they make in public discussion.”
- And, finally, this. Yes.