Family Food Bytes
MOST AMERICANS GO FOR LOCALLY GROWN – According to a recent Gallup poll, nearly 75 percent of Americans say they actively try to include locally grown foods in their diets. However, the organic distinction, often promoted on locally grown foods, appears to matter less to Americans with 47 percent saying they don’t think much about whether to include them in their diet.
COWS CATCH CARJACKER (Fox News) - An alleged carjacking suspect almost got away from Florida police – until some local bovines got involved. Police said the driver and passenger in a stolen Subaru SUV fled on foot after the car crashed into a ditch. The passenger, who fled to a nearby pasture, was then chased and corralled by the curious cows who call the pasture home.
GOATS TAKE OVER NEIGHBORHOOD IN BOISE (The Washington Post) - Dozens of goats invaded a residential area on the western side of Boise, Idaho on August 3. The goats proceeded to move from yard to yard eating rosebushes, ivy and grass. It was reported that neighbors spilled out of their home to observe and most were amused, but not all. The goats came from a business called “We Rent Goats” which uses the goats to remove noxious weeds from fields, acreage, pastors, open spaces, ditches, ravines and embankments.
FOOD COMPANIES FORM ALLIANCE FOR POLICY ACTION (FarmWeek) – Danone North America, Mars, Nestlé USA, and Unilever recently created the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance. This new organization aims to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry. The alliance will prioritize five key areas: customer transparency, environment, food safety, nutrition, as well as people and communities. The organization will also focus on carbon emissions by trying to advance climate policies.
About Family Food Bytes: This is a collection of articles gathered from both mainstream and agriculture media and is designed to keep you informed as a member and leader within the Cook County Farm Bureau organization. The articles summarized above are not intended to represent Cook County Farm Bureau policy or positions, but rather to provide members an idea of what is being reported regionally, nationally, and globally.