Sunday, August 07, 2016

Farmer Willi


Germany's most famous farmer is not shy about putting people in their place.
wanted to outline the hypocrisy of consumers who bought the cheapest and least animal-friendly chickens for $2.50 in the supermarkets, then campaigned for better welfare and chemical use standards on the street.
The letter became an immediate hit and was shared over 6 million times online in its first 24 hours after publication in a Bavarian newspaper.

"You also have demands. Your food should be GMO-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, cholesterol-free, low in calories, as little fertiliser as possible and if fertilised, then organic but it shouldn't stink and when the fields are organically fertilised it shouldn't be done near you." Bauer Willi

Via OUPBlog – “It is probable that Shakespeare observed, or at least heard about, many natural phenomena that occurred during his time, which may have influenced the many references to nature and science that he makes in his work. Although he was very young at the time, he may have witnessed the blazing Stella Nova in 1572, which could explain his reference to the “westward star” in Hamlet. In 1580 there was the Dover Straits earthquake, which was one of the largest in recorded English history and inspired several pamphlets, reports, and even poems about its effect. Additionally, the English defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588 partially due to a freak windstorm, later referred to as a “Protestant wind.” Although these occurrences may seem commonplace today, in Shakespeare’s time they were surprising and intriguing. Even if they did not influence Shakespeare’s work directly, it is clear that he maintained some understanding of the naturaland, what we would identify as, the scientific world…”

Sitting down on the loo is optional for Box Hill’s tax officials, whose plush new digs include squat toilets favoured in parts of Asia and Europe Squat toilets in ATO