Whew. It’s been a week, you guys. I feel like my entire week has consisted of waking up, feeding H, picking up food H throws on the floor, going to work, going home, cooking dinner, feeding H, and picking up food H throws on the floor. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Do they ever get out of the “I’m throwing everything on the floor” stage? Because, I have to say, at this point, I think I’ll be picking up food for the rest of my life.
Anyway, let’s get down to it:
- Big announcement from Subway this week: Beginning in 2016, they will only source meat from animal who were never given antibiotics, and let me tell you, that announcement has farmers pretty upset. Subway has since clarified its announcement, but the original wording was enough to prove that Subway clearly had no idea what it was saying. For more, check out our assessment of the statement here on the blog, plus a few other farmers who chimed in. Be sure to check the blog tomorrow for some additional information on Subway’s clarification, as well as a breakdown of why and how farmers use antibiotics. And, yes, we will tackle antibiotics used for growth promotion.
- This, in honor of national pork month. Did you know that? I didn’t. I’ve worked with horses enough I can always tell when a different horse is being used in movies, but I sure didn’t notice a change in pigs in Babe. Then again, the last time I watched it, I was probably 10.
- This story, from the LA Times, which kind of breaks my heart. For the first time, ever, the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging its members to ask their patients — all of them — if they have enough food to eat.
- This, because it’s prime-time pumpkin season!
- Ahhhh! I almost can’t handle the cuteness of this little girl (and her accompanying
pestsbrothers) telling everyone and how milk travels from farm to table! But, maybe I’m a little biased, too, because I know her family.
- Curious about biotechnology and GMOs in the food supply? This article and accompanying infographic from the International Food Information Council has some pretty great information.
And, finally, this week’s bonus. It’s a Farm Girl tip from Pink Tractor, but don’t let that deter you. Even if you don’t farm, there’s wisdom in these words.
Because after spending my week repeating, in various tones and decibel levels, “H! Do NOT throw your food on the floor! No, Millie does not need to eat your broccoli. She has dog food,” I’m taking this advice.