It’s what some are calling “the biggest case on the planet.” A group of 21 students are suing the Obama Administration and other federal agencies for not taking action against Global Warming.
You can do that? Well, yes, but legal experts agree the case is a long shot. Still, the kids make the constitutional argument that young people and unborn generations are being discriminated against because they don't have the right to vote but will be most affected by runaway warming. They also claim their rights to life, liberty and property are being infringed upon by the stronger storms, harsher droughts and rising seas that come with warming.
Lawyers for the fossil fuel industry argue the case should be thrown out because it alleges harmful inaction rather than action. "There is no violation of a statute.”
Organic sugar water
What do you call a flat, decaffeinated version of Mountain Dew? If you’re PepsiCo you call it Gatorade Thirst Quencher and you launch a new version called G Organic made with organically farmed sugar.
The new version of Gatorade seeks to capitalize on consumer beliefs that organically-produced products are healthier, though there’s scant evidence it’s anything more than clever marketing. As dietitian Lisa Cimperman told NPR, “I think it's a marketing ploy to apply this organic health halo to this product.”
Maybe, but PepsiCo seems to understand how to sell sugar water. Gatorade controls 70% of the sports-drink market.
Profit tracker - ugly
With cash cattle prices tumbling another $4 per cwt lower, cattle feeding margins fell accordingly. Cash prices traded at $105 per cwt last week, $13 lower than a month ago. That left cattle feeders staring at per head losses of $202 per head, about $82 more than the previous week, according to Sterling Marketing, Vale, Ore.
Cattle markets were the topic of discussion on Friday’s Market Rally Radio with host Chip Flory and Drovers editor Greg Henderson.
California expands overtime to farmworkers
Farmworkers in the nation's largest agricultural state will be entitled to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers under a law that California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he had signed. The new law, which will be phased in beginning in 2019, is the first of its kind in the nation to end the 80-year-old practice of applying separate labor rules to agricultural laborers.