Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Resolutions are bad for you and other headlines

Why even try? It turns out some believe New Year's resolutions aren't such a good idea after all. This story says that starting out the new year resolving to change ourselves merely encourages a negative self image and sets us up for failure. The story says to focus on the positive, get into touch with nature and give back to the community. Not bad advice, I'll allow, but will we ever be honest with ourselves if we can't see where we are, how much we weigh, what we owe - and want for a better day?

Here are some forward thinking quotes from Christian author C.S. Lewis:

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
C. S. Lewis

We are what we believe we are.
C. S. Lewis

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
C. S. Lewis

Some headlines snatched from the Web:

Obama to face immigration test early From The Hill, the story
No match and E-verify loom. H-2A not mentioned

Whole Foods, FTC struggle doesn't make sense
Opinion piece about FTC and Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger

U.S. produce checks could slow Canadian fruit and vegetable imports
From JOC
new rules on Feb. 1 by DHS

Biosensor to make food safer
coverage from India about nanotechnology research at University of Georgia

Grower chimes in on Calif. water woes

Aldi makes steady progress in U.S.
From FT: The privately held chain has expanded to 1,000 U.S. stores in the central and eastern U.S. Started in 1976 with store in Chicago. In 2008, Aldi added about 100 new stores, up from 50 in 2007. FT reports Aldi plans to open about 75 stores in 2009.

Cheap food isn't cheap if you can't all the costs A columnist speaks up for local food

More on fertilizer scandal

Salmon crisis in Chile Update on battle against virus found on more than two dozen salmon farms

Avocado shortage looms
Consumer press coverage of late spring and early summer market for avocados

Church foreclosures on the rise sobering story about dozens of churches shutting doors

Majority of Ohioans buy local Story says more than 75% of Ohio residents report they occasionally or frequently bought foods that are locally grown in 2006 and 2008 surveys.

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