Stuff I read about this week that you should care about 9/8/2017
“Welp.. here we go.” Florida dairy farmers preparing for IRMA
We’ve had an interesting few weeks of weather, and it’s not getting boring any time soon. Hurricane IRMA is making it’s way to the U.S. and Florida is expected to get hit… hard. Many people are evacuating the state, but dairy farmers (and other types of farmers) can’t buy their cows a plane ticket. So, they’re preparing the best they can. You can read about it more in this article. Let’s keep Florida in our thoughts and prayers and hope that we don’t have to help them recover. But if we do – be prepared to help. Why? Because we’re Americans.
“My friends call me Whole Paycheck.” Whole Foods
Whole Foods has a reputation of being really expensive. Now that they’ve been purchased by Amazon, that might change. Amazon said “let’s relax” and is planning on cutting prices back on select items (what people are calling “the staples“). Some are saying that this is so it can take on more lower-priced competitor stores, others are saying they’re not that significant and are only doing it for attention. Time will tell if this helps Whole Foods gain some business back by not taking your whole paycheck, or if the price cuts aren’t enough.
“I’m all natural.” When you wear mascara, foundation and bronzer in a #nomakeup selfie
“Natural” is a word that really, no one is quite sure what it means. It’s caused enough confusion that it’s spurred legal action. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has promised consumers that they’d provide an answer of what it means and who’s allowed to put it on their packaging – but that still hasn’t happened. Companies like Sargento (the fancy cheese in a dark red package) and Walmart have been sued over what some think are “false claims.” But technically, they haven’t said anything that they’re not allowed to, because there isn’t a legal definition of what a “natural” food product is. Confused yet?
Picture of the week.
Another shot of Dori and one of her cow friends, taken by Emily Shaw. The world is a really crazy place, and recently I’ve felt extra thankful for everything I have. My cows and pup are safe, and I hope that our friends facing crazy weather are able to protect their loved ones and animals as well!