Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Big Bag o Blog Links, livestock focus

Grass-fed, Wine-drunk beef and mobile slaughterhouses: which will revolutionize the livestock sector first and most?
1 - "Once they have it [red wine], they're happy to have it again ... They moo at one another a little more and seem more relaxed."
 2 - "Indeed, a lack of accessible slaughterhouses is probably the biggest limiting factor for locally produced, sustainable meats."
 On similarities between the EU Parliament and the US Senate
“The parliament is elected but not truly accountable. Members can vote down any law without risking the fall of a government and snap elections: that is power without consequences.”
From Easterly, "18th century wetbacks" opposed by none other than cosmopolitan extraordinaire Ben Franklin.
Why should the Palatine Boors be suffered to swarm into our Settlements, and by herding together establish their Language and Manners to the Exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion. (Benjamin Franklin (1751)).
Tale of a community garden.

The President of the American Meat Institute on Colbert Nation. Topics include food safety, target levels of meat consumption, and which country's citizens make the best burgers. (HT: barfblog)

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