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It's Official: Organic Cows Need Grass

We've long been fans of greenery-based diets for cows, because eating alfalfa and grass mitigates the concentration of methane in the animals'...


We've long been fans of greenery-based diets for cows, because eating alfalfa and grass mitigates the concentration of methane in the animals' flatulence, which is a significant contributor to climate change. Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture ruled that for a cattle farm to be considered organic, its cows must be granted 120 days of pasture time per year, and 30 percent of the cows' nutritional intake must come from fresh grass. According to The Atlantic, the ruling was a long time coming.
Over at the USDA, it took more than a decade of complaints and advisory statements, reams of documents, a dairy symposium, five listening sessions, at least two comment periods, the overhaul of the USDA's National Organic Program, the new Obama administration, and vigorous lobbying by small dairy farmer groups to arrive at the same conclusion as these goats: ruminants such as cows prefer grass, and on organic farms they should be required to graze a minimum amount of pasture.
The ruling was ultimately driven by a need to satisfy consumer expectations; people don't want to shell out extra money for organic meat and milk if they think that label is meaningless. Of course, nothing changes for non-organic meat, but it still feels like a step in the right direction.
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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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