Some days, I feel exhausted when it comes to Chipotle Mexican Grill and their lack of integrity in marketing and lack of support for modern family farming and ranching. I've written several times about the burrito chain, summarized a conversation I had where their marketing department questioned the integrity of family farmers and highlighted the … Continue reading Chipotle And Cancer – Will They Remove Beef and Pork?
Today, I stopped in McDonald's at 11 a.m. for a Sausage, Egg and Cheese McMuffin. I'm a fan of the new All Day Breakfast, which began on Tuesday, October 6 across the country. Social media rejoiced, McDonald's proclaims a great move by listening and responding to its customers and franchisees are calling it a logistics … Continue reading Is McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Bad Business for Beef?
Despite all the cold during the past few weeks, farmers and ranchers across the country have been out and about, taking care of their livestock, and getting things done on the farm and ranch. I wrote an article that looked at several of these cold weather tasks that was published on CNN Eatocracy yesterday. It … Continue reading CNN Eatocracy: ‘Frostbite on their teats’ and other cold weather farming issues
In the debate over transparency in our food systems and recent 'ag gag' bills/laws across the country, there has been a lot of fuss about slaughterhouses and the consumers' ability to visualize what happens during livestock slaughter. The New York Times ran an opinion article titled "Open the Slaughterhouses" that opened debate on the 'ag … Continue reading If slaughter houses had glass walls… (Video)
In case you missed it, today was Food Day - an opportunity to focus on our food system and the diversity within. The Humane Society of the United States (read my thoughts on the organization here) took advantage of this event to aim at modern pork production. The HSUS, not affiliated with your local pet … Continue reading In response to HSUS’ “A Pig’s Tail” [Video]
Thursday morning while checking my messages, a news release from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS, not to be confused with your local animal shelter) showed up in my Facebook timeline. Their latest move in an escapade to change the face of livestock farms includes Tennessee-based Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The press … Continue reading What will you do when HSUS shows up next door?
Have you ever considered restaurants as a part of Agriculture? Celeste Harned gives us a peek at her experience on both sides of the fence. Oh and by the way, Celeste and her husband Aaron are new parents as of yesterday! So stop by her blog and give her a shout out or send well … Continue reading AgProud: Harned’s Drive-In
Questions of Science. Science through Progress. Nobody said it was easy. I'm going back to the start. Boy ole Willy Nelson sure knows how to strike a chord with a song of emotion. Sunday night's Grammy awards broadcast included a Chipotle commercial featuring their Food With Integrity Campaign and a slogan of Cultivating a better … Continue reading Back To The Start – Chipotle Ad Draws Controversy
You might be an #agnerd if... You look for facts about local agriculture each and every time you travel. Turns out I'm not the only one who showed up to this week's conference with this interest. Resulting from a blog post from Janice Person, I joined several other farmers and ranchers across the country, and … Continue reading Agriculture Swap Meet – ACFC11 (Giveaway)
Everything is kinda going through my mind while I'm listening to a Texas Country music show with my buddies from Dalhart. So, I really couldn't settle on a topic for today's post. However, I have had several links shared with me online in the last few days, so why not cover the buzz? PETA takes … Continue reading Tuesday AgNews Buzz