Chobani Recall & Syria Trumps Ag plus Food Forethought. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.
You don't hear this kind of thing very often. Chobani has voluntarily pulled some of their yogurt products off the shelf but not due to any food safety issues. The reason was that some of the yogurt tasted "old." The NY based company said the product came from their plant in Idaho. Chobani was founded in 2005 and has seen fairly rapid growth in the market. If you have questions you can contact your supermarket or chobani.com.
Syria has become the hot button in Washington DC and so much so that it may get in the way of passing a farm bill or work on immigration. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says that if things weren't tough already trying to pass a farm bill, it just got tougher.
GRASSLEY: If the House feels that they have to pass a food stamp bill before they go to conference it may slow it down considerably because I think this whole week is going to be taken up in the House of Representatives by Syria. We already have a crowded agenda and that's going to be tightened up by the President asking for a Syria resolution.
The farm bill will expire at the end of this month.
Now with today's Food Forethought, here's Lacy Gray.
I am concerned that many schools have taken it upon themselves to weigh and measure children at annual weigh-ins, and then send reports home with the children telling the parents that their child's body mass index is considered either healthy or unhealthy. Why have schools decided to take it upon themselves to become a family's health care provider? If schools choose to serve healthier meals in their cafeterias and ban junk food snacks, wonderful! If they provide regular recesses and physical education classes to keep kids active during the long day, even better. But to put children through an embarrassing and stressful procedure such as a weigh-in is nothing short of cruel and insensitive. Let those people saying, if they're not fat there shouldn't be a problem, be the first ones to stand in line for a mandatory weigh-in and BMI at their place of employment. I have no doubt their tunes would quickly change. A low BMI does not a healthy person make. There has to be a better way to address the threat of childhood obesity than to submit children to embarrassing group weigh-ins. Why don't we start with reintroducing being active in the great outdoors.
Thanks Lacy. That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.