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The Friday Five: Consensus Edition

The Friday Five: Consensus Edition

Chicken to china, kids with steers, Gwyneth on GMOs and more: here are five links to catch you up on the week in food and agriculture.

Your chicken is not going to China & back: It's such a simple statement but if you've spent any time on social media the past couple weeks, you know people would argue it. This is a great, simple post from Lara Durben, who works with the Minnesota Turkey Growers, but knows chicken stuff, too. Just the facts, ma'am.

Thanks, Gwyneth, But We'll Stick With Scientific Consensus On GMOs: Oh, Gwyneth. She's long been a purveyor of "natural" everything, largely to the benefit of her own company, but now she's jumped into the GMO labeling bandwagon, heading to Capitol Hill this week to make the labeling case. This piece, however, is a good roundup of the scientific consensus on GMOs and ends with a great line: "We'll stick with the scientists on this issue. Wouldn't it be nice if the celebrities and politicians with the privilege of a large platform could do the same?"

To Ease An Economic Meltdown, Zimbabwe Considers Returning Farmland: From the other side of the world, a story about Zimbabwe that doesn't involve a lion named Cecil. This is a good read about failed food and agricultural policy and if you really think about it, a solid argument for any U.S. Farm Bill.

Show Mom Diaries: Show-kid tough: This is a tear-jerker – I'm just going to warn you up front. But it's a great, great read from my friend Christy Lee. And I love this line because truer words have not been spoken: “Tough days with tough lessons make tough kids who can handle tough things.”

Woodward County, Oklahoma: Why do so many here doubt climate change? This is an interesting piece from CNN about a reporter's trip back to Oklahoma and his quest for someone who believes in climate change. What do you think?

 

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