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Cleanup on Aisle 9

On the Lighter Side: Kids, I have some bad Halloween news for you

We can't help ourselves. No, it's not that we can't stop eating all our kids' Halloween candy, as late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel annually urges parents to do and then videotape the results. We can't stop ourselves from laughing at these kids whose lives, once again, have been simply ruined by their heartless parents. We dare you not to laugh, as well.

On the Lighter Side: Now this is some creative signage

Great restaurant chalk boards

When it comes to good promotional writing, there's sometimes a delicately fine line between spurring customers into action and openly insulting them. Click here to see some restaurant chalk signs that have left that line far, far behind.

On the Lighter Side: When it comes to fair food, we do have our limits

For the first time in its 162-year history, the California State Fair will feature an official chef, preparing salads from his own garden of fairgrounds-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Somebody stop the madness and bring us a deep-fried Twinkie.

On the Lighter Side: A magical Independence Day moment, without a single firework

The fourth of July fireworks show had just ended, says videographer Benhamin Ames, but his 4-year-old thought she kept hearing them outside. So they sang to keep her mind preoccupied. In the end--and over 12 million YouTube views later--this heartwarming video captures the real magic of family holidays, with or without fireworks.

On the lighter side: "GMO?" I think that stands for "Googled My Opinion"

Critics of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, claim they pose health risks to the public. Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is always interested in people who have strong opinions, so he sent a crew to one of the local farmers markets to ask people why they avoid GMOs and, more specifically, what the letters GMO stand for.

Partners

Supported by the Nebraska Farm Bureau

The farm and ranch families represented by Nebraska Farm Bureau are proud sponsors of the Farmer Goes to Market program. We take great pride in supporting Nebraska's agricultural foundation. A key part of that effort is to make sure we produce safe and affordable food. This newsletter is an important part of our effort to connect the two most important parts of the food chain -- the farmer and the grocer -- with the goal of increasing consumer awareness and information about how their food is raised in Nebraska.


Supported by the Nebraska Corn Board

The Nebraska Corn Board, on behalf of 23,000 corn farmers in Nebraska, invests in market development, research, promotion and education of corn and value-added products. The board aims to work closely with the farmer-to-consumer food chain, to educate everyone about the role corn has in our everyday healthy lives. The Nebraska Corn Board is proud to sponsor the Farmer Goes to Market program to help bring its mission of expanding demand and value of Nebraska corn to the consumer, through the strongest touch point in that chain: the Nebraska retail grocer.


In patnership with the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

The Nebraska Grocery Industry Association was formed in 1903 by a group of Omaha grocery store owners, wholesalers and vendors to allow them to promote independent food merchants and members of the food industry, and to promote education and cooperation among its membership. NGIA continues to represent grocery store owners and operators, along with wholesalers and vendors located throughout Nebraska, by promoting their success through proactive government relations, innovative solutions and quality services. NGIA offers efficient and economical programs. NGIA also lobbies on both a state and national level, ensuring that the voice of the food industry in Nebraska is heard by our representatives.