McDonalds – Behind the Counter

You have to see this news story regarding McDonald’s. Are you aware that each bun has 360 sesame seeds on it. Hamburgers are grilled by a machine and can produce a final product in 38 seconds. The goal is to serve clients their food in less than 60 seconds. It is a really interesting look

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Soil Samplers Taking Advantage of Mild Winter

This January there has been a rush for sampling supplies. Currently, soil probes are in strong demand and manufacturer’s can’t keep up with the demand. Soil Probes – If you are thinking of ordering a probe for sampling today or this spring, place your order now. Supplies are limited and demand is high and demand will

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33.5 Inches of Snow and its impact

Check out this news clip from the Boston Massachusetts area regarding today’s snow storm. See for yourself what 33.5 inches of snow looks like. Here is another story that looks at this storm and its impact along the east coast. Some incredible footage here. photo credit: praetoriansentry via photopin cc

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Some Fuel Saving Tips

Here is a summary of tips that I came across in the Detroit Free Press Article, Fuel-saving tips for winter driving by Mark Phelan, January 24, 2015. There are some really good tips here: Don’t sit idling to warm the engine up; that gets you 0 m.p.g. Most manufacturers recommend driving off after about 30

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We need Farmers to Feed the World

Take a second and check out this article, “The only thing that will feed the world is farmers” John Hart, Southeast Farm Press – December 17, 2104 “There is no single technology that will feed the world. The only thing that will feed the world is farmers,” Savage said at a forum on agricultural biotechnology

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A Closer Look at Gluten

This is a must-see video! See why high protein bread flour produces higher level loaves of bread. High protein bread flours contains a lot of gluten and makes bread rise and trap air. Cake flour dough contains a bit of gluten for structure but does not require extreme growth. I thought this video really shows what a

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Using LED Lighting to Extend Beef Shelf Life

I came across this article, “Hoping to prevent gray ground beef, MU researchers see red with LED lights” by Steve Everly, January 18, 2015 and it looks at a study  using LED lights. Light and oxygen help turn the color of ground beef into a light gray or brown color. However, those beef samples that

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Rio Grande Water Quality Adventure

Check out this article, “Man kayaks to draw awareness to river quality” by Kristen Mosbrucker, January 17, 2015. We need to read more stories like these and understand our natural waterways better and look for ways to save our natural resources and ultimately improve their quality of life. Colin McDonald looks at the history and current

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Flu Season is Peaking Early in 2015

Check out these new stories regarding the flu season this year. Many stories are being reported, but I think these two stories really address the issue with facts. The flu and other viruses are being reported too. Continue to educate yourself and talk to your children’s doctors. How effective has the flu vaccine been this

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Check out this Soda Pop Experiment

Check out this video and see how sugar content can affect normal density and weight of an object. Something to think about the next time you reach for that soda pop.

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