Whether it’s killer whales or chickens, people are concerned about animal welfare – as well they should be. Farmers are no different, though many would make us out to be cruel and uncaring.
Nitrates, which flow into the Raccoon River and threaten the city’s water quality. We are troubled by the behavior of both the City and the responses from the counties and general public. Not surprisingly, a media circus has ensued with barbs flying and misinformation disseminated faster than we can Tweet.
Recently, they published an article entitled One Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done indicating that 30 percent of the food we grow is never eaten, and we can do better. This made us think of beef. Do you ever wonder just how much of a cow is wasted when beef is produced?
Donnellson’s Leslie Hulsebus had a growing concern about the quality of food she was purchasing from her local supermarket for her three children and husband. She was also aware that the beef finding its way to the family dinner table was produced in less than a humane manner. But unlike many others that share the same worries, Hulsebus was in a position to do something about her concerns.
Welcome back to our blog. It’s been a while since we’ve shared our perspectives on local food and sustainable agriculture but we’re about to ramp things up again so stay tuned!