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  • Some Consumers Are Giving Inflation the Bird—With a Whole Chicken

    07/14/2022 7:13:33 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 71 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 July 2022 | Joshua Jamerson
    Rising prices for packaged chicken breasts, thighs and wings can leave a consumer squawking: Enough is enough. Egged on by the high cost of chicken parts, Simon Kirsch, a 33-year-old tech worker from Portland, Ore., decided to spring for the whole bird and take it apart himself. Whole bird “I couldn’t justify spending that money,” he says. Before inflation, he says, “I wasn’t, like, making soup on the weekends.” As of last week, the price for a whole chicken, on average, was $1.56 a pound, according to the Agriculture Department, up from $1.09 a year ago. Boneless, skinless chicken breast...
  • Elon Musk Withdraws Bid for Twitter. Get Ready for a Court Battle

    07/08/2022 5:56:13 PM PDT · by lasereye · 70 replies
    Barrons ^ | July 8, 2022 | By Ben LevisohnFollow and Eric J. Savitz
    Twitter stock was falling Friday night after Elon Musk said he is terminating his deal to buy the social media company, asserting that it breached terms of the agreement by refusing to provide detailed information about fake accounts on the site. In a filing that came after the stock market had closed, Musk reported that his lawyers sent a letter to Twitter terminating the deal. In the text of the letter, Musk’s attorney asserted that Twitter had “not complied with its contractual obligation,” and that Musk was therefore ending the deal. The original agreement includes a $1 billion breakup fee,...
  • Man speaks out after jail time for killing neighbor's rooster

    07/06/2022 8:40:18 AM PDT · by devane617 · 66 replies
    wjhg ^ | 07/06/2022
    The man spent a month in jail for animal cruelty but says he never should have been arrested.
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - July 2022

    06/29/2022 3:52:48 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 46 replies
    There are many inventive recipes to celebrate our Independence Day, but I don’t think any are more expressive that the simple ‘Flag Cake’ that can be made with berries. This one from the blog ‘Cake is Love’ looks like it can be adapted very easily to using packaged brownie (or cake) mix and icing: *************************************************** *************************************************** Lucile Wright was a renowned caterer in Savannah, Georgia, who became even more well-known when she was featured in the book ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’, by John Berendt and in the film of the same name. She was especially...
  • Large Chicken Producer Abruptly Announces Closure of Tennessee Plant, Catching Locals Off Guard

    06/26/2022 9:01:42 AM PDT · by · 53 replies ^ | June 26, 2022 | Andrew Jose
    One of the nation’s largest vertically integrated chicken producers will be shutting down one of its plants in Campbell County, Tennessee. George’s Inc. announced it would be closing its Caryville food processing plant, WVLT-TV reported. The move would jeopardize the livelihoods of around 200 of the company’s employees during a time of record-high inflation and soaring gas prices, according to the news station. Campbell County Mayor E.L Morton told WLVT-TV that he was working to ensure the plant would remain open, so the closure would not hurt employees’ livelihoods. “I have contacted the Tennessee Economic and Community Development staff to...
  • Putin unexpectedly postpones his annual phone marathon for the first time in 18 years

    06/09/2022 8:15:34 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 20 replies
    Business Insider Yahoo News ^ | 6/9/2022 | Bill Bostock
    President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly postponed his annual phone marathon on Wednesday, the first time in 18 years. Putin has held the "Direct Line" dial-in session for Russian citizens to fire questions at him each year since 2001, only missing it once, in 2004. Speaking to the state-run TASS news agency on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov gave no reason for the change and said the dial-in wouldn't happen in June. Somewhere between two and three million Russians try to talk to Putin during the phone-in each year, according to TASS. Past "Direct Line" events have run for more than four...
  • Putin's Annual 'Direct Line' Call-In With Russians Delayed

    06/08/2022 8:25:52 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 8 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/8/2022 | DARRAGH ROCHE
    ssian President Vladimir Putin's annual "direct line" call-in with Russia's citizens has been delayed and will not now take place in June as expected, a Kremlin spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday. Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters in Moscow that the event will not occur earlier than July this year, according to Russian state-owned news agency TASS. The Russian president has held the annual call-in show for all but three years since it began in 2001. It has frequently taken place in June, including last year when Putin fielded Russians' questions on June 30. Peskov was asked if Putin would...
  • Singapore's de-facto national dish in the crossfire as Malaysia bans chicken exports

    06/01/2022 10:49:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JUNE 01, 2022
    Singapore is bracing for a shortage of its de-facto national dish, chicken rice, as major supplier, Malaysia halts all chicken exports from Wednesday (June 1). Restaurants and street stalls in the city-state are faced with hiking prices of the staple food or shutting down altogether as their supplies dwindle from neighbouring Malaysia, where production has been disrupted by a global feed shortage. Malaysia's export ban is the latest sign of growing global food shortages as countries, reeling from the effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, extreme weather, and pandemic-related supply disruptions, scramble to shore up domestic supplies and tame food...
  • Tens Of Thousands Of Chickens Killed In Wright County Egg Farm Fire

    05/30/2022 3:56:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 35 replies
    WCCO (CBS Minnesota) ^ | 05/29/2022 | Kirsten Mitchell
    HOWARD LAKE, Minn. (WCCO) — Massive flames burned down a barn with tens of thousands of chickens in Wright County. The fire started late Saturday night at Forsman Farms in Howard Lake, causing major damage. The Trebesch family thought they would spend Saturday night around their bonfire, but just after 10 p.m. they noticed massive flames across the field at Forsman Farms. “It was unbelievable how quick it grew, it was insane,” Andy Trebesch said. “It was the whole sky, it was quite large.” The Trebesch family thought they would spend Saturday night around their bonfire, but just after 10...
  • World’s largest vats for growing ‘no-kill’ meat to be built in US

    05/26/2022 11:58:11 AM PDT · by algore · 57 replies
    The building of the world’s largest bioreactors to produce cultivated meat has been announced, with the potential to supply tens of thousands of shops and restaurants. Experts said the move could be a “gamechanger” for the nascent industry. The US company Good Meat said the bioreactors would grow more than 13,000 tonnes of chicken and beef a year. It will use cells taken from cell banks or eggs, so the meat will not require the slaughter of any livestock. There are about 170 companies around the world working on cultured meat, but Good Meat is the only company to have...
  • More Than 27,000 Chickens Boiled Alive After Computer Error at Poultry Farm

    04/28/2022 11:33:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Thursday 28 Apr 2022 | Gergana Krasteva
    More than 27,000 chickens were boiled alive in a ventilation system malfunction, described by a judge as ‘a disaster’. Hudson & Sanders, the firm managing the Leicestershire poultry farm, were fined £44,000 over the computer failure that happened nearly two years ago. Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard there were 50,000 chickens at Hose Lodge Farm in Colston Bassett when the systems that regulated air flow failed. As the temperature in the large barn rose rapidly, more than half of the animals died, while the ones that survived still suffered dramatically. The birds could not cool down because of the ventilation failure,...
  • Putin hails liberation of Mariupol, calls off operation to storm steel plant

    04/21/2022 11:01:51 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 94 replies
    Tass ^ | April 21, 2022
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called off an operation to storm the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariuol, where over 2,000 Ukrainian militants remain entrenched, according to the Russian military. At a meeting with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, the head of state demanded that the plant be blocked so that "even a fly can’t get in or out," and another offer to surrender be made to those holed up at the facility. TASS has put together vital information on decisions made by the commander-in-chief.Russian troops and the forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have taken control...
  • 'That's like saying black people like chicken': Whoopi Goldberg claims that calling out Hollywood for being full of out-of-touch elites is akin to racism as she defends A-lister who clapped Will Smith

    04/01/2022 5:42:57 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 31, 2022 | Ronnie Reyes
    Whoopi Goldberg went off on one of her fellow co-hosts on The View who called Hollywood elites out-of-touch hypocrites, claiming the statement was akin to racism. As hosts discussed the infamous slapping incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars, Tara Setmayer criticized the audience at the event for clapping for Smith's Best Actor win following the assault saying, 'They gave him a standing ovation which I think, again, goes back to why some people feel like Hollywood elites are a bunch of hypocrites.' 'They go out there and they give these statements of moral superiority about things,...
  • Almost 1 Million Egg-Laying Chickens in Iowa and 2.75 Million Chickens in Wisconsin to be Culled as Deadly Bird Flu Spreads Across the US

    03/18/2022 7:33:06 PM PDT · by LucyT · 23 replies
    Gateway undit ^ | March 18, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    Highly pathogenic and lethal avian influenza virus is now spreading across the U.S. and has now been discovered in both commercial poultry flocks and backyard flocks in 12 states in the U.S. including Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, Newsweek reported.A large flock of chickens infected with the deadly and contagious avian flu in Iowa and Wisconsin have been killed to contain the disease. State and federal agencies said none of the birds nor any poultry products from flocks where avian influenza is detected will reach U.S. food supplies.
  • 15,600,000 Bolivars... The Amount Of Money You Need To Buy A 5 Pound Chicken In Venezuela

    03/07/2022 9:57:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/07/22 | Dan Held
    15,600,000 Bolivars. The amount of money you need to buy a 5 poundchicken in Venezuela. #Bitcoin fixes this.
  • USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Non-Commercial Backyard Flock (Non-Poultry) in New York

    02/20/2022 1:48:02 PM PST · by algore · 15 replies
    WASHINGTON, February 19, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial backyard flock (non-poultry) in Suffolk County, New York. Samples from the flock were tested at the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, and confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa. APHIS is working closely with state animal health officials in New York on a joint incident response. State officials quarantined the affected premises, and birds...
  • ‘Highly Pathogenic’ Bird Flu Detected On Long Island, Poultry Farmers On Alert

    02/20/2022 1:32:52 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 2-20-2022
    A “highly pathogenic” bird flu is expanding across the U.S. as the latest infections were detected in a non-commercial backyard flock (non-poultry) in Suffolk County, New York, according to a statement released by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). On Saturday, the APHIS confirmed positive tests for the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in what the agency described as a “small, non-commercial backyard flock” on Long Island. Poultry farmers in the area have been told to be on high alert. “State officials quarantined the affected premises, and birds on the properties will...
  • US On Alert As Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Spreads (Higher Prices)

    02/15/2022 1:11:10 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 2-15-2022
    An outbreak of the highly pathogenic form of bird flu has been detected in the US Midwest and East Coast. According to Bloomberg, this does not pose an immediate threat to public health but is a significant concern to the agriculture industry. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released a statement and confirmed the existence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry farms in two states, including a flock of commercial broiler chickens in Fulton County, Kentucky, and a flock of mixed-species birds in Fauquier County, Virginia. Samples from two Kentucky...
  • Tyson Foods Soars To Record After Hiking Beef, Chicken And Pork Prices By Double Digits

    02/07/2022 9:56:02 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    Stock of Tyson Foods, the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork after Brazil’s JBS S.A., is soaring 9%, hitting an all time high and is one of the S&P’s best companies this morning…… after the company reported blowout earnings (thanks to passing on surging food prices) and announced that it is raising prices even more as it grapples with a tight labor market and smaller livestock herds. According to the report, beef prices jumped by 32% in the quarter, with chicken up ~20% and pork 13%.This helped Tyson’s operating margin grow to 11.3%, up from...
  • Canada's PM Trudeau And His Family Have Left Their Home in Ottawa For A Secret Location, CBC Reports.

    01/29/2022 11:01:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/29/22 | Disclose TV
    JUST IN - Canada's PM Trudeau and his family have left their home in Ottawa for a secret location, CBC reports.