Faux Fur is Everywhere You Look Are You Wearing Fake Fur and Feeling Just a Tiny Bit Smug? Celebrity designer and animal rights devotee Stella McCartney drapes it over her catwalk models, while Jude Law’s girlfriend, actress Sienna Miller, wears it to walk the dogs. When TV star Jennifer Ellison was spotted in a wonderful powder…
“It occurred to me that in the U.S., there is a sort of taboo concerning fur. Ironically, many of the girls at this school walk around with lamb carcasses wrapped around their feet, yet somehow it’s not okay for me to drape dead chinchillas around my neck.”
Students attending School for Agriculture and Environmental Studies (SAGES) in Fox Lake can rattle off at least a dozen commodities in which the Badger state ranks No. 1 including cranberries, mink pelts and milk goats.
Now in its fourth year, the Fox Lake-based charter school has set aside a day during National Ag Week to give students in grades 4K through 8 an up close look at a diverse cross section of the state’s agriculture industry thanks to a host of presenters representing the diverse face of agriculture.
Presentations this year centered around the theme “Agriculture: How we rank #1 in the Nation”. Students rotated among seven stations that promoted hands-on exploration of Wisconsin commodities including cranberries, cheese, beets for processing, cabbage for sauerkraut, milk goats, mink and ginseng.
In the summer and fall of 2013, two California animal rights extremists traveled over 40,000 miles across the country attacking mink farms. By the end of their crime spree, over 5,000 domesticated mink had been removed from their pens to suffer and die by starvation and dehydration; by predators or on roadways.
Fur and shearling made their mark across all four leading Autumn-Winter 2016 (AW 16) fashion weeks, with an estimated 70% of collections overall featuring the natural material. Considering that fur was also hugely prominent during the menswear AW 16 collections earlier in the year, it’s clear that designers and consumers are enjoying using and wearing…
The Fur Industry was Formed in Detroit When the French built Fort Pontchartrain on the banks of the Detroit River in 1701, there was a very big reason why: fur.
Modern Agriculture Programs Go Beyond the Farm High school agriculture programs sprouting across the nation’s Corn Belt are teaching teenagers, many of them in urban environments, that careers in the field often have nothing to do with cows and plows.
Food Industry Prevents Greenhouse Gases Food safety overhaul could inadvertently send much of the reusable food back to landfills.
Kansas Brothers’ Parody Video Goes Viral Instant fame came for two brothers who recreate a classic to reflect their life on the farm.