I’ve Got Moos For You. Vol 27.

Stuff that I read about this week that you should care about 12/17/2017

“Cereal works for every meal.” Me, and NYC

Everyone loves a good bowl of cereal. So much so, that Kellogg is re-opening a cereal cafe. A cafe, dedicated to cereal. In NYC. They tried this once in Times Square, which shut down in August. The new location is 5,000 sq. ft., and has a fro-yo feel set up with a DIY cereal bar, including 30 toppings for your choosing. Lauren Conrad also has a few special recipes on the menu. Laguna Beach and The Hills lovers, rejoice!

“Cheese would help..” Hurricane victims

Hurricanes have hit our country hard this year. Wisconsin is lifting the spirits of those affected… with 45,000 pounds of cheese. Members of the Wisconsin dairy industry have come together to help victims in of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which struck Texas and Florida by donating dairy products. Check out this video to see more about the good deed.

“Move over chocolate.” Cheese

If it came down to it, our friends in the UK would choose cheese over chocolate. It’s true – research group Mintel did a deep dive into it, sharing the dirty details and stats in this article. Sounds like cheddar is a running favorite among those interviewed.

“Fist bump!” The ocean

Cavitation is when low pressure in a liquid produces a bubble that rapidly collapses, and heats up to 20,000 Kelvin — hotter than the sun’s surface. This usually releases a flash of light called sonoluminescence, which physicists still don’t understand. Some physicists even theorize that cavitation bubbles could get hot enough to power nuclear fusion.”

Sounds aggressive, right? Well it is. Aggressive enough that scientists are looking into the “ocean’s most powerful punch” and how we can utilize the energy it causes. You can read this article about how cavitation is being used in making beer, yogurt and other familiar things.

Picture of the week. 

Norman Borlaug, Minnesota native, is known as the “Father of the Green Revolution.” It’s said that his food innovations saved a looooot of people (try like.. a billion) from starvation. 47 years ago, he won the Nobel Peace Price for his research in hybridizing wheat to increase crop yields. Learn more about him here.

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I’ve Got Moos For You. Vol 26.

Stuff I read about this week that you should care about 12/3/2017.

“Don’t tell mom.” Me skipping dinner for McDonalds

Apparently, even a vegan can’t resist  a good chicken nugget. A man in Australia was arrested for ‘abusing’ the workers at a McDonald’s restaurant where he attempted ordering 200 chicken nuggets, yelling “I want my f***ing nuggets,” even though he was a vegan. While that may be a crime to those who have sworn off meat, the real crime was that he was also drunk driving. This man’s BAC was 3x the legal limit. Woof.

 

“If you need help, ask.” 

Opioids have been an issue in many peoples lives, and has been dubbed a national problem. Many times, opioids are talked about in cities, but you don’t often hear about farmers in rural communities that are struggling. Farming is a stressful career – long hours, uncontrollable environmental factors, low prices for your product, often times working alone… statistics show this is affecting the men and women putting food on our tables. This Bloomberg article lays it out,

“Almost three-quarters of U.S. farmers and farm workers say they have been directly affected by opioid dependence, either from taking an illegal dose or dealing with a habit themselves, or by knowing someone who has used. That compares with about 45 percent for the rural population as a whole, according to a poll commissioned by the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union, the two biggest U.S. farmer groups.”

Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it, and offer the care and help that our farmers need. They take care of us every day they wake up and go to work, and we need to take care of them.

Picture of the week.

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