Minnesota soybean farmers publish report on Sustainable Agriculture – Minnesota Farm Guide

Minnesota soybean farmers publish report on Sustainable Agriculture
Minnesota Farm Guide
I love farming in northern Minnesota, and I make it my business to do it responsibly and ethically.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

The quote that grabs my attention here is “Our number one goal is to provide safe, affordable food for our families, communities and the world and to do it in a sustainable way.”  Its the “AND THE WORLD” part that makes me a bit suspicious about the contents of the article. The phrase “continuous improvement” also makes and appearance, a clear sign of a scale in agriculture that makes the “safe” part of the first statement difficult, if not impossible, to attain.  Sorry for skepticism. 

See on www.minnesotafarmguide.com

Tom Eblen: Farmers Market tour highlights Kentucky’s growing food economy – Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington Herald Leader Tom Eblen: Farmers Market tour highlights Kentucky’s growing food economy Lexington Herald Leader Ouita Michel, left, talked with Jean and Leo Keene, who have operated Blue Moon Farm in Madison County, which specializes in…

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

The farm economy is on the rise in Kentucky.  Oh, for a few more degrees in our planting zone.

See on www.kentucky.com

The New York City Subway Operators’ Photography Club

The news was grim: five people dead, hundreds injured, and five subway cars trashed in a pile of debris. It was August 1991, and a No.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

I was a subway urchin while growing up in New York. As kids we got passes for school and would use them to go on great underground adventures.  Sometimes we’d ride all day, never leaving the tracks, criss-crossing the city.  But there lurked in these tunnels a side many of us never saw, the underbelly of the system.  These photographs remind me of those times.  The rarely seen, or the hidden story, waiting to be told.

See on www.theatlanticcities.com

Fast-Food Chains Costing Taxpayers The Most Money: 24/7 Wall St. – Huffington Post

Fast-Food Chains Costing Taxpayers The Most Money: 24/7 Wall St.
Huffington Post
24/7 Wall St.: The fast-food industry is one of the nation’s largest employers of low and minimum wage workers.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

So this is the double-whammy of all time.  Not only does most of this food fail on a quality standard, but the cost of making it seems to be a community’s burden. For those who would shun the article as an outrage to our convenient lives, please read on.  First sentence in the second paragraph is all it takes.


“According to the National Employment Law Project’s (NELP) newest report, because the fast-food industry pays its workers less than a living wage, U.S. taxpayers must foot the bill in the form of the public assistance programs these workers must use to get by.” 


So what’s the real cost of those chicken nuggets?  

See on www.huffingtonpost.com