Frontline workers feel increased danger as states drop mask mandates
Essential employees have faced combative customers since the pandemic began, with some threatening to physically assault workers who enforce mask mandates (or even worse, doing so). Now that states including Mississippi and Texas are removing mask mandates altogether, well before the majority of people have been vaccinated and while frightening new variants of the coronavirus continue circulating, these workers are once again scrambling to defuse confrontations. The New York Times delves into the issue.
Why combining farms and solar panels could transform how we produce both food and energy
Other challenges are more vexing. In a survey conducted by Michigan Technological University, farmers expressed concerns over not knowing how crop or livestock markets might look in the years ahead. A farmer who makes an investment in agrivoltaics must look 10, 20, 30 years into the future to project revenue, and calculating profit margins is still a speculative exercise. Additionally, some farmers surveyed wondered how the concrete and beams might change the land over time, with an influx of large, permanent structures potentially causing issues for crops or for livestock.
Perhaps most significantly, the upfront costs of agrivoltaics are giant.
Learn how combining healthy foods can help you get the most out of your meals.
ST. LOUIS — March is National Nutrition Month and in honor of the month, Registered Dietitian Tara Todd is sharing a powerful pairing you’ll want to add to your kitchen. When we think of healthy food, we often think of individual ingredients. Tara is sharing that there is even more power in how good foods can work well together.
Tara says that when you think about how we are supposed to be eating, we need to combine multiple food groups. Because different foods contain different
MADISON HEIGHTS, MICH. – Three brands are becoming one platform company with the debut of Second Nature Brands, a combination of Kar’s Nuts, Second Nature Snacks and Sanders Chocolates, which were doing business as Kar’s Nuts. Under the Second Nature Brand platform, management plans to accelerate innovation and the company’s position in the burgeoning snack market.
“These businesses have grown significantly over the last several years, and we see many opportunities for expanding our new platform both through brand innovation, strategic investments and acquisitions,” said Victor Mehren, chief executive officer. “Under the Second Nature Brands umbrella, our market-leading brands are