Hormel CEO Shifts Focus to Non-Meat Brands

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Source: Hormel CEO Shifts Focus to Non-Meat Brands

Insects for food.  The manufacturer of a canned animal byproduct manufactured for human consumption is steering his company to non-animal proteins.

Just what the hell is going on?

I’m not quite sure what is happening but it’s clearly happening.

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To be or not to be (a tree)

This post is neither an endorsement nor a specific request.  With all of the things I have to think about I now have to decide whether or not I want to be a tree after death.

Memo to Self and To Do List Adds

  1. Decide whether or not to become a tree.
  2. Revise will.
  3. Inform spouse and children of my wishes.
  4. Review advance health care directive to see if it includes watering instructions.

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones – WIRED

Source: Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them | WIRED

Technology steers what 2 billion people are thinking and believing every day. It’s possibly the largest source of influence over 2 billion people’s thoughts that has ever been created. Religions and governments don’t have that much influence over people’s daily thoughts. But we have three technology companies who have this system that frankly they don’t even have control over—with newsfeeds and recommended videos and whatever they put in front of you—which is governing what people do with their time and what they’re looking at.

I’ll be the first to admit I spend a lot of time online.  But I pretty much avoid most social media sites.  Stopped using FaceBorg.  Instagram to catch the occasional post from one of the kids.  A little Twitter for news.  LinkedIn rarely.  It wasn’t hard for me to recognize mass brainwashing.  Not to mention addiction.

One of my more popular posts was a link to this Atlantic article.

But many of you never clicked through to read the article.  I do hope you take the time to read this Wired article.  It will make you think long and hard about your use of technology.

Think about what would happen if you shut off some of these apps that keep dinging you for attention?  This happens.

Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon – TechCrunch

Source: Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon | TechCrunch

Source: Amazon, the Death of Brick & Mortar, Buys into Brick & Mortar | Wolf Street

Source: Amazon’s Grocery Ambitions Are Far Bigger Than Whole Foods

Three interesting viewpoints…

Make that four.

Source: “Major Deflationary Disruption” Says Cramer About Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods | MishTalk

Amazon did not just buy Whole Foods grocery stores. It bought 431 upper-income, prime-location distribution nodes for everything it does.

Dennis K. Berman