We should all be staying safe and healthy at home – but if you have the itch to travel, try out the Drive & Listen website. You are just riding along in a car on city streets – but it’s very interesting. Terrific views and local radio in the background. Enjoy!
The title of this 7-minute TEDEd video is “Can We Create the Perfect Farm?” As with a lot of future predictions, the techniques being proposed are already in production around the globe.
The video is correct – it will take global cooperative effort to succeed in adopting these practices as the norm, and it will also take consumer understanding and support of the agriculture industry’s efforts to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly while maintaining the production levels necessary to feed the world.
Because – so true (and hilarious)
Two gifted professionals share a song. Sort of. The talent required to play the piece – times 2 – is astounding. If you have never watched videos of Victor Borge, check him out on YouTube. He was a musician whose talent was extensive enough that he could embed comedy in the performances. Worth the watch. Enjoy.
Also known as, “Don’t Believe the Hype,” or “We Are More Into the Politics than the Animals,” or “People Encouraging Their own Agenda.”
Link to the article: PETA Offers Unconvincing Defense For The High Kill Rate In Its “Shelter”
Frankly, I was surprised that PETA operates a shelter. PETA seems more interested in the vegan platform than in managing the issues of overpopulation of cats and dogs. My expectation is that this represents a token effort to include a shelter on the checkbox of their accomplishments.
This article provides data about the PETA “Open Admission” shelter in Virginia which shows that PETA euthanizes an average of 65% of the animals it takes in – which is a rate of as much as 13 times the state rate (for dogs) and more than 11 times the state rate of euthanasia for cats. 65% – let that number sink in. More than 6 out of every 10 animals delivered to this shelter are euthanized.
PETA does not dispute the findings – but tries to defend the statistics by saying that this shelter is an “open admission” shelter, as opposed to the much more selective “no kill” shelters. (PETA ironically uses the term “safe place” where no animal is turned away, ever) However, that claim is not supported by the facts. In Virginia, the average euthanasia rate for all other “open admission” shelters is 14% (cats and dogs) compared with PETA’s shelter euthanasia rate at 65% (cats and dogs).
The moral of the story is – don’t take your pet (or your money) to PETA. If they really cared about animals, they would spend more of their money actually saving animals – not euthanizing them.
Found on Reddit – thanks to Calisto114. Information has not been verified but appears to be accurate. Also, note that this only refers to crop production – no information is provided regarding livestock.
Indiana is #4 in the nation for Mint production and #2 in the nation for popcorn (Indiana and Nebraska produce 55% of the nation’s popcorn)
Link to post: Reddit – Non-Corn Crops in Indiana