Happy Halloween (a little bit early)! My little family unit will head out tomorrow for a little bit of trick or treating. I’ll be sure to post pictures of our little cowgirl next week!
Until then, let’s get down to business:
- This piece, from the Washington Post, which, well, pretty much explains my entire existence. Basically, according to a study from the University of Michigan, cheese is as addicting as some drugs. See, I told you it explains a lot. Are you an addict?
- This, which is awesome. Pretty excellent advice for everyone from farmers to non-farmers. Get out there and experience the world, folks!
- This blog post from the Illinois Corn Growers Association, which talks about how marketing campaigns can be confusing and downright wrong.
- This, because, while I don’t like the way this meme says it, what it says is true. Rather than being too concerned about whether you can pronounce an ingredient, pay attention to what that ingredient does. And remember, some ingredients can be used for multiple products — in multiple ways. What matters more is the way that ingredient reacts with other ingredients, and the amount of it that is used.
- More than likely, you’ve heard about the World Health Organization’s report announcing that processed meats, like bacon, cause cancer — just like smoking. Yeesh. But, don’t throw that package of bacon out just yet. There are some things to remember when reviewing the study, and this piece is a good recap.
- And finally, this, because you know I can’t refuse a meme with cows.
And, the bonus for this week: It’s time again for the annual 30-day blogging challenge! This year, we’re talking about the best website, blogs and sources for unbiased, reliable ag information. Do you have a favorite website or blog? If so, let me know in the comments below and we’ll feature it this month! Be sure to check in Sunday for our very first post!