Happy May Day, all! The first day of May means I’m now down to eight days to finish my daughter’s play kitchen for her birthday. I don’t even know if that’s possible considering the painting and sawing left to do. Oh, and the garage to clean and the yard to mow and the….oh, there’s so much stuff to do.
In the mean time, let’s do another edition of the Weekly Round Up.
- So, Chipotle is back in the news. This time, they announced they’re phasing GMO foods out of their menu. And, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already heard that. There’s been so much press surrounding the announcement, and so many opinions, I’m going to devote a full blog post to the topic. But, until that’s ready to go, here are a few of those aforementioned stories to keep you busy.
- Speaking of GMOs, this piece by Mark Lynas appeared in the New York Times this week. We’ve talked about Mark Lynas before. and his conversion from GMO opponent to advocate. In this piece, he again gives his ‘why.’ It’s an excellent read.
- This. Most people don’t think of horses as livestock, but they are. And they contribute significantly to local, rural economies.
- A little bit of back story for this bullet: there are millions of bloggers out there, but only a few (relative to the number overall) ag bloggers, and I follow most of them. They’re a talented bunch with lots of good stories to tell. This week, one of the bloggers I follow, So She Married a Farmer, had an accident on her farm where her daughter was severely injured. They’re fighting through it, but it certainly puts things into perspective. Which is why Holly at Prairie Farmer focused her Friday Five on child safety on the farm. If you’re a farmer, or if you’re not, take a look.
- And this.