Daily Archives: May 27, 2011

Facebook founder to kill his own meat

From Patricia Sellers on CNN Money:

Last year Mark Zuckerberg set out to learn Chinese. Now he’s determined to get in touch with his food. If the goats, lobsters and chickens of Silicon Valley aren’t trembling, they should be.

When he’s not too busy connecting people across the universe, Mark Zuckerberg is pursuing a new “personal challenge,” as he calls it. “The only meat I’m eating is from animals I’ve killed myself,” says the Facebook founder and CEO.

It’s an odd dietary direction for the 27-year-old Internet billionaire, but since he has taken to killing goats, pigs and chickens, “I’m eating a lot healthier foods. And I’ve learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” he says. “It’s easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day.” Continue reading

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Government social media sites deluged with citizen feedback on raw milk and the case of Amish farmer Dan Allgyer

From Federal Computer Week, a story titled “Government learns social media has a double edge”:

“….A few supportive comments were mixed in, but the critics dominated the page.

The Food and Drug Administration had a similar experience recently when it announced it was seeking an injunction against an Amish farmer in Pennsylvania for selling unpasteurized milk to a buyer’s club in Maryland.

Such “raw milk” is legal in many states, but not in Maryland. Advocates argue that pasteurization destroys beneficial properties as well as pathogens, and that proper production techniques can keep it safe to drink. The FDA disagrees, but what really angered the agency’s critics was the revelation that it had been targeting the farmer for more than a year, including infiltrating the buyer’s club with undercover agents. Continue reading

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