Wednesday Open Thread

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”

–Dwight D. Eisenhower

16 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    Today is Denim Day and National Blueberry Pie Day. 

  2. MichaelBowman says:

    This ought to smoke #PewPew out of her hole this morning with another dumbass tweet:

    PepsiCo embraces a Positive Agriculture strategy

    PepsiCo, one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, embraces a new ambitious Positive Agriculture strategy.

    PepsiCo's comprehensive Positive Agriculture plan will directly impact more than 250,000 people in the agricultural supply chain, 3 million acres of farmland and 100% of the key ingredients the company consumes in the coming years. “Any plan to tackle the pressing challenges facing the global food system must include agriculture, the food source for billions of people and a key leverage to tackle climate change and dishonesty,” said Chairman and CEO Ramon Laguarta.

    Basically an agricultural company

    The aim is to emit 3 million tons less greenhouse gases over ten years. "Taking action in the next decade is critical to developing a more sustainable, unruly and inclusive food system." PepsiCo says it is 'essentially an agricultural company'. The company sources raw materials and ingredients from sixty countries, from the potatoes and vegetable oil for Lay's chips to oranges for Tropicana or grains for Quaker. Much of their production already pays a lot of attention to climate or the environment. For example, in the UK the potato skins from the potato chips factories are already processed into nutrient-rich, low-CO2 fertilizer and ground cover plants in the US have significantly reduced the amount of on-farm greenhouse gases.

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    A historical look at US drought evolution by growing season.  Buckle up for 2021:

    • Duke Cox says:

      Here in the dry canyons of the high desert, things are looking pretty dry again this year. Spring is not over so that once a year spring, 2 day rain we sometimes see hasn't happened, but still might. It is about to get hot over here. This time of year, it heats up in a hurry.


    • MattC says:

      These pictures are intimidating. 

      Thankfully, there is inexhaustible water supplies in the Colorado River basin.




      • Duke Cox says:

        Yep…and deer don't shit in the creek, either. Seriously …too many people don't recognize your comment as sarcasm…they actually believe it.

        • MichaelBowman says:

          The storm clouds are (not) brewing…

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