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.