Ever since returning from a mission trip to Honduras in February, my morning routine isn’t quite the same. Simple moments like turning on the bathroom faucet to brush my teeth and heading to the fridge to whip up some breakfast are now daily, poignant reminders of how fortunate my family – and how fortunate most of us are – to enjoy the luxuries of clean water and healthy, safe, accessible food.
If you are in charge of cooking for the holidays, you have the power to guard against illness that affects 76 million people every year. A few simple food safety steps will help protect your family and friends. One of the simplest: cooking to the proper temperature. Here’s a free guide you can download and keep handy in your kitchen.
Have you ever been slimed by a sneezing cow? I have and I can’t resist sharing the moment, which was caught on video during a recent farm visit. It’s part of a new series I’m producing to explain many of the tools we, as farmers and veterinarians, use to keep animals healthy. I explain more about it and share the blooper video in my latest blog.