Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Weekend Links

Happy Easter, good riddance, Lent.  Here are a few stories to check out between your holiday engagements:

A Body's Worth - SBNation

The Roomies - Grantland

Betting the Farm - Bloomberg.  I believe we just went with ARC-County.  That seemed to be what most everybody did, and if it turns out to be wrong, Congress will probably bail us out.

CFTC Charges Kraft, Mondelez with Wheat Price Rigging - AgWeb.  I think this hits me much worse as a wheat farmer than it benefited me as a Kraft and Mondelez shareholder.  Way to go, corporate overlords.

Solving One Of Maryland's Biggest Problems: Chicken Poop - Modern Farmer.  More on issues with chicken manure on the Delmarva peninsula here.

Brutal U.S. Winter to Blame For Soaring Easter-Egg Prices - Bloomberg.  Seriously?  Sounds like bullshit to me.

The Fake Meat Industry's Quest To Make Faux Taste Real - The Salt

Drug-Resistant Food Poisoning Lands In The U.S. - NPR

Scotch on the Rocks While Bourbon Is Booming - Wall Street Journal

How Much Water Californians Use - New York Times. 80 % agricultural use.  See also, California Chases Easiest Water Savings, Not Biggest - FiveThirtyEight.  3.375 million acre-feet of water a year go to almond orchards.  Holy shit, that's a lot.

The Arctic climate threat that nobody's even talking about yet - Washington Post

The Awe-Inspiring Power of Baroque Churches - Slate

Buried Alive in a Grain Silo - longreads.  Previous story here.

This Is How We Lose Them - Cincinnati Magazine

The Great Cocaine Treasure Hunt - GQ

Why Do People Still Die of Rabies? - Priceonomics.  Because poor people in third-world countries die from it, so there isn't any money to be made.

Not his finest hour: the dark side of Winston Churchill - The Independent

Next, We Muslims Bring Sharia to Indiana - Daily Beast

Stuck in Seattle: The Aggravating Adventures of a Gigantic Tunnel Drill - Bloomberg.  The Travails of Bertha.

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