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"welfare council" Discussed on BrainStuff
"This episode is brought to you by ibm safe or sporty modern or reliable. We won't both we wanna hybrid. Well so do banks and that's why they're going hybrid with ibm a hybrid. Cloud approach helps in personalized experiences with watson. Ai while helping keep data secure it's more reward. Less risk from banking to manufacturing businesses are going with a smarter hybrid cloud using the tools platform expertise of ibm. The world is going hybrid with. Ibm go hybrid at ibm dot com slash hybrid cloud. Welcome to brain stuff. A production of iheartradio rain steph. Lauryn vauban i'm here with a classic episode from our podcast archives. Animal testing is a difficult subject because it can save human lives but of course no one wants non human animals to suffer unnecessarily either but the good news is on the brink of replacing animal testing with various technologies. Hey brain stuff. Lauren vocal bomb here in january of two thousand eighteen. You food and drug administration. Commissioner scott gottlieb announced that the agency after an internal investigation had permanently ended a nicotine addiction study in which force world monkeys had died. He said in a statement on the fda website based on the team's findings it is clear. The study was not consistent with the agencies high animal welfare standards any september twenty seventeen letter famous primate researcher and conservationist jane goodall had denounced the research as cruel and unnecessary saying that the harmful effects of smoking on humans are already known and could be studied directly in addition to ending study. Gottlieb said that the findings indicated that the fda's protections for animal research subjects quote may need to be strengthened in some important areas for that reason. He announced the launching of an independent third party. Investigation of all of the fda's animal research into the creation of a new animal. Welfare council to oversee those studies going forward. Additionally gottlieb said that the fda would strengthen its commitment to replacing reducing and or refining animal studies with new methods said that animals should be used studies. Only when there's no other way to do research that's important for public health. But even so he said it is important to recognize that there are still many areas where animal research is important and necessary in particular. He cited the use of primates as essential for the development of some critical vaccines for human children. The research involving monkeys and the response highlighted. What for many people is a discomforting reality. Despite computer simulations and other tools available to today's researchers laboratories still use large numbers of animals as experimental subjects an email. Fda spokesperson taraji. Rabins said that the agency currently is utilizing eight thousand one hundred and sixty seven creatures of various sorts in research. That includes seven thousand. Rodents two hundred seventy primates. One hundred nine fish thirty one lower morphs. An order that includes rabbits and hares. Twenty must That's animals such as ferrets and weasels. Twelve amphibians six cows and five goats. But that's only a fraction of the animals. Subjected to testing in other government university and private sector labs eight twenty sixteen report by the us department of agriculture listed over eight hundred and twenty thousand animals including one hundred and thirty nine thousand rabbits seventy-one thousand primates sixty thousand dogs and eighteen thousand cats among other animals. Elizabeth magner program manager. For the new england anti-vivisection society said in an e mail that the most common toxicology tests which include oral and dermal sensitization and irritation testing still caused thousands of animals to suffer and die in the us each year and despite the ta position. That animal testing is still essential. There are increasing questions about its scientific value. Drugs often produce results in animal tests. That can't be replicated with humans end at least a few drugs that were deemed safe. Animal testing have turned out to be dangerous or even lethal when taken by human subjects. The use of animals in research goes back to ancient times. When greek physicians did exploratory surgery on live animals to study their anatomy and physiology in the early nineteen. Hundreds rodents became a staple of laboratory research after the reading of a standard strain. The rat catherine willett director of regulatory toxicology risk-assessment alternatives for the humane society of the united states explains when we do research on animals. It's because one hundred years ago. It was the best thing people can think of. We've learned that animals are not very good predictors of what happens with people but will it and others are hopeful that animal testing will be replaced by alternatives that will not only spare animals from suffering but produce more reliable results about human effects. One particularly promising technology is the development of microchips lined with living human cells. That enable them to serve as simulated human organs. Geraldine a hamilton. A president and chief scientific of emulate inc explained in an email how the devices work each emulates propriety oregon ships such as the lung liver. Brain intestine or kidney contains tiny hollow channels lined with tens of thousands of living human cells and tissues and is approximately the size of a aa battery. An organ chip is a living micro engineered environment that recreates the natural physiology and mechanical forces that cells experience within the human body. She said that this technology can predict human responses with greater precision and detail than modern cell culturing or animal based experimental testing. according to hamilton. The device is already are being used by pharmaceutical. Companies and nasa is working with to use the company's brain chip in space in order to better understand the effects of gravity and other forces organ ships also can be combined in a system to simulate how multiple organs react something and emulate is working on the patient on a chip which eventually will include oregon ships that are tailored with an individual patient's own cells those sorts of developments give.
Could Technology Replace Animal Testing?
"In january of two thousand eighteen. You food and drug administration. Commissioner scott gottlieb announced that the agency after an internal investigation had permanently ended a nicotine addiction study in which force world monkeys had died. He said in a statement on the fda website based on the team's findings it is clear. The study was not consistent with the agencies high animal welfare standards any september twenty seventeen letter famous primate researcher and conservationist jane goodall had denounced the research as cruel and unnecessary saying that the harmful effects of smoking on humans are already known and could be studied directly in addition to ending study. Gottlieb said that the findings indicated that the fda's protections for animal research subjects quote may need to be strengthened in some important areas for that reason. He announced the launching of an independent third party. Investigation of all of the fda's animal research into the creation of a new animal. Welfare council to oversee those studies going forward. Additionally gottlieb said that the fda would strengthen its commitment to replacing reducing and or refining animal studies with new methods said that animals should be used studies. Only when there's no other way to do research that's important for public health. But even so he said it is important to recognize that there are still many areas where animal research is important and necessary in particular. He cited the use of primates as essential for the development of some critical vaccines for human children. The research involving monkeys and the response highlighted. What for many people is a discomforting reality. Despite computer simulations and other tools available to today's researchers laboratories still use large numbers of animals as experimental subjects an email. Fda spokesperson taraji. Rabins said that the agency currently is utilizing eight thousand one hundred and sixty seven creatures of various sorts in research. That includes seven thousand. Rodents two hundred seventy primates. One hundred nine fish thirty one lower morphs. An order that includes rabbits and hares. Twenty must That's animals such as ferrets and weasels. Twelve amphibians six cows and five goats.
"welfare council" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"It was the american horse council And then with time there were some good people within the council that kind of got them to go neutral And then the veterinary medical association kind of took the mantle of attacking the bill and they still oppose it. They realized it was not necessarily something they wanted to be seen as the face off so they backed back and let the veterinary the equine vets. Take the lead on it. And then he got dash and yeah. So we've kind of had this transformation through the livestock industry quarterhorse association And now it's really the there actually is nobody lobbying against it. It'll hill they don't have lobbyists anymore But there's been just enough. You no doubt seated woman. The national cattlemen's association. All they have to come to the hill that they're all the time getting you know large handouts And they'll just say in passing. Oh we can't have this. bill passed. You know it's not a big priority for us but it's just you know slippery slope so that's kind of where we are now. It's lack of muscle from the advocacy side and a lack of will from anybody in congress. We're just kind of caught in a stagnant position on capitol hill and everybody's let's swirling groups are still making money fighting it and it's just circling You know unsuccessfully. That's unfortunately where we're stuck at the moment. There's there's also caused by or or straw man animal welfare entities that that have weighed in on this right. Is that the that the welfare council that that's against it As well yeah. That's the the animal welfare groups.
"welfare council" Discussed on Haunted Places
"Until I twenty eighth. Nineteen forty-five Lieutenant. Colonel William Smith Junior Lou B five bomber over New York with the intention of delivering to enlisted men to Newark Airport when he requested permission to land. He was advised against it. Due to the heavy fog that clouded the city that morning Smith ignored the warning dropping altitude in an attempt to gain his bearings. It was then he realized he was flying amongst the skyscrapers in midtown Manhattan. He took a wrong turn at the Chrysler building and his plane smashed into the north face of the empire. State building itself the Collision Killed. Fourteen people all three on board the plane and eleven staff in the building itself. The elevator operator by the name of Mary Lou. Oliver was above the seventy fifth floor. When the plane hit she was thrown from an elevator and badly she was then placed into another elevator bond for the ground floor only to discover that she was going to descend a lot faster than any elevator should in the collision one of the plane's engines had separate the elevator cables causing Oliver's elevator to plummet all the way into the basement. Fortunately compressed air as well as almost one thousand feet of severed cable cushioned. The fall Oliver while severely injured survived the fall. The building suffered no severe structural damage and many floors are open again. Two days later as workers began to fix the eighteen by twenty foot hole that Smith's plane had left behind however tragedies like these do not only leave physical scars in the decade since this incident employees and tourists have reported seeing a number of Phantom women on the floors impacted by the bombing incident. The stories claim these are the Catholic Welfare Council employees who never got a chance to finish their work but fateful Saturday though. The collision was horrifying for all involved. It would not go down in history as the empire. State building's most infamous tragedy. That would come only two years later. We'll discuss the most famous ghost of the Empire State building after this if something is interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals. Better help online. Counseling can help. Better HELP OFFERS. Licensed professional counselors who specialize in issues that can affect your mental health and well-being you can get help with things like depression. Anxiety stress trauma anger grief and many other areas. You can connect with your professional counselor in a safe and private online environment. You can get help on your own time and at your own pace anything. You share confidential. You'll get timely and thoughtful responses plus you can schedule weekly video or sessions better. Help is more affordable than traditional offline counseling and they even offer financial aid. It's so convenient. You can start communicating with you. Counselor and under twenty four hours without ever having to sit in an uncomfortable waiting room start living a happier life today as listener. You'll get ten percent off your first month by visiting better help dot com slash haunted. Join over eight hundred thousand people taking charge of their mental health again. That's better help. H. E. L. P. dot com slash haunted. Have you heard cast new? Inspirational series daily quote. I love it. It helps me get my day started. And that's why I'm sharing today's episode with you. It's insightful quote from writer abolitionist and civil rights activists. Frederick Douglass be sure to follow daily quote. Freon spotify over you. Get Your PODCASTS.
"welfare council" Discussed on Haunted Places
"One thousand four hundred fifty four foot tall skyscraper known as the Empire State Building may be the most recognizable building on the planet. It certainly is impossible to picture. The New York skyline without its looming presence it has appeared in thousands of movies television shows and photographs of Manhattan yet despite its mythic stature. The building itself is not as timeless as one might think. It isn't even one hundred years old yet. The Empire State building was a product of roaring twenties prosperity and competition among rich New Yorkers in the late nineteen twenty s a number of Manhattan structures. We're in a virtual race to see which would become the tallest building in the world. The main competitors were the Bank of Manhattan building on Forty Wall Street and the Chrysler building a monument to the EGO while Walter Chrysler head of the third largest car manufacturer in the United States. John J Rasa up of General Motors. Didn't want Chrysler to have the satisfaction of winning the so-called race into the sky along with architect William F lamb. At a number of consultants. He started working on his plans for a building. That would accede Chrysler's lofty ambitions. The Chrysler building would become the tallest building. The world on May Twenty Seventh Nineteen thirty eleven months later on May first nineteen thirty one. It lost its title to the newly constructed Empire State Building. The Empire State Building was completed astonishingly quickly the entire construction process after demolishing the Waldorf Astoria Hotel that previously occupied. The land is said to take it. No more than twenty months a symbol of optimism and hope for a shining future the distinctive spire atop the building was originally intended as an airship docking station. The idea was for passengers to buy tickets. At the eighty-six floors observation deck take an elevator to the top of the spire and then climb a ladder into the doctor triple. This was easier said than done. September Fifteenth Nineteen thirty-one a US Navy airship attempted to dock and briefly. Make contact one week earlier. The same airship had founded impossible to talk due to unpredictable. Wins Rask up and company hadn't realized that when you make a building a quarter mile high it generates its own powerful air currents these would also make it extremely dangerous for anyone attempting to climb into a doctorship. This oversight was not the only way. The Empire State building initially fell short of expectations though was designed to be a symbol of an optimistic future. The world's tallest skyscraper was completed in time of misery the Stock Market Crash of nineteen twenty. Nine hit just desk. Construction began and the building opened in the midst of the Great Depression. So few companies could afford offices in the empire state building but it was given the nickname bee empty state-building business would pick up the world's tallest building by the Second World War but none of the tenants considered that working in the tallest building heads. Dangerous of its own accidents for bound to happen. The pressure against carols brain was horrible like both year. Canals were filled with steadily. Inflating helium balloons. She opened her mouth. Yawn working or Sean until their ears pumped the elevator operator. A young woman named Betty smiled sympathetically at her carol yourself wondering how one never got used to the ceiling. It was by far the worst part of a work here. She used to think working at the empire. State building would be so glamorous even now at the age of twenty four the site of a workplace made her feel like she was twelve watching king calling for the first time for brother. Harry was enamored with a film especially the finale or the eighth took favorite to the very top of the spire and fought off attacking airplanes. The two of them reenacted the scene many times in their games together that was before she worked in the building and before he went to Europe to fly bombers for real the elevator stopped with a Ding. And let her off on the seventy ninth floor. The offices of the National Catholic Welfare Council Carol greeted the other clerks with a nod as she made her way to the desk. Stifling a yawn. She hated that she had to work Saturdays but she reminded herself the war refugees. Who relied on them? Don't have the luxury of weekends. Their work was important. Unlike the marketing people who worked for floors down she sat down at her desk and got to work as she typed away at her desk. She found herself thinking about how lucky it was that today was so dreary normally. She found the breathtaking view through the window. Horribly distracting but now it was almost as if they were underground with damp grey walls. Pressing it against the window panes. He was like the rest of New York City. Just didn't exist. The morning pass by with aching slowness one occasion. Carol found yourself thanking God that the coffee rationale ended two years earlier. She was pouring her Fifth Cup of coffee in the office kitchen when she heard a strange noise but faint worrying but deeper like mechanical. Bumblebee was the air conditioner broken. Maybe she dismissed. The thought in walked over to a corner office drop sheet of expense reports as she crossed into the office. I caught something at the far end of the floor. Something was moving in the fog. Something outside the window a month later an explosion tore through the Komo as Carol threw herself to the floor. Throwing your hands over her head for a minute. Her entire world was the horrible squeal of metal against stone and then she felt a rush of heat against the back of her neck and she heard nothing at all. Ears rang smokes. Dunker lungs unable to breathe fished a handkerchief from her pocket and covered or mouth shaking. She rose to a standing position and looked at the silent office around here. Flames and smoke filled every corner. The Waldorf is were like islands amongst a sea of fire as she watched smaller flames detached from the main inferno and began to dance around the floor like that minds of their own. She realized with horror that they weren't flames. They were people each struggling to find purchase amidst the wreckage. She stumbled toward the emergency. Exit or thoughts were disoriented buzzing from subject to subject like a swarm of lies. Had they just been bombed was the empire state building going to become another Pearl Harbor? She had to get help. Her is stung feeling with tears. Everything around here was Orange. Flames billowing black smoke as she blinked clearer vision. She saw twisted airplane propeller lodged in a nearby wall. She took one last look into her old office as she burst into the hallway amongst the writhing flames. She saw shape and that she knew too well. A military aircraft the same kind of bomber. Her brother posed beside in the photograph sent home. She took her first shuttering breath in the stairwell. That was an American bomber. She had seen. This wasn't an attack at all. She took a second breath to study yourself then had the wind driven from her lungs by the rampaging crowd a flood of tourists from the eighty sixth floor swarmed on the stairs overtaking. Her Carol struggled to match their pace. It was that or get trampled for one crazy moment. She wondered if this is what it would have been like for the people inside the building as King Kong had his fatal battle with airplanes. She dismissed the thought is childish. This wasn't a motion picture. This wasn't a harmless model. A guerilla puppy could climb. This was really happening. You're hearing came back as the tighter bodies pulled down the stairs. Carol with certain if she did nothing they would carried her all the way to the lobby but a cry for help stopped her. On the seventy fifth floor landing. She took a deep breath and stepped out of the stairwell into the chaos beyond the smoke was not quite as stifling on this floor though intermittent flames licked at her from either side. It was the elevator girl. Betty she lay across the hall from her elevator writhing in pain. She was burned scraped and bruised emergency workers around her side applying bandages tour injuries. Carol stammered asking if there was anything she could do to help. One of them spoke up. She could hold. Betty's head still as they carried her into the elevator. Carol nodded and as gently as she could cut. The woman's Roth Scalp in her hands. He let out a whimper as Carol's hands touched her. Carol whispered apologies voice shaking they center inside with the utmost care caroline out of cy as the elevator door shut. She was going to get to the ground floor a lot sooner than any of them. A horrible grown came from inside the elevator shaft then carols ears were split by a crack. She looked at the other women there. I shared a horrible thought. They had placed betty in a broken elevator and the cables had just snapped.
"welfare council" Discussed on Well Made
"Be something that can be produced it at mass scale. Is that something you looked into it? All we have looked into it emmy came across the same kind of design challenges that redid when it came to the existing you know sort of regular fabrics which is that. A lot of them just weren't great from an absolute sort of design perspective and in many cases there were more sustainability at trade offs. That you just highlighted and we did not feel that we were the best suited to solve for not challenge because I do think it's predominantly a material science challenge. That will help to address some of those things so we have a close eye on it for sure. But we're not We're not there yet in terms of really participating yet going back to wool something I learned on your website. I would love for you to explain. What the five freedoms of sheep should be. I found out about the five freedoms of sheep through a a feature that you rolled out. Which is the qr codes that are on your garments and this is an area that you mentioned transparency. I'm very passionate about this. Not to make this an ad for Leumi but this is at the core of our mission of helping people understand how things are made so that better choices get made anything that the approach that you're taking of allowing people to scan this Qr Code on the garment and find out the story of how it was made the providence which is kind of a highfalutin term that comes from the art world is coming to essentially meaning traceability of everything is coming to categories of not just high art but everyday things we launched a feature recently called me. Id which is essentially providence or traceability for the materials and the production processes that go into packaging. You're doing this for garments. We'll put some links in the show notes but As I was exploring those for one of your garments you talk about all the steps of getting the wool creating the garment adhering to the five freedoms that the responsible walser standard certification. You Use Yup and I was just like wow. These are all things that I am learning about for the first time which is so wonderful to hear because we almost take it for granted being so steeped in it at this point and it's funny when you mentioned the Five Freedoms. I was almost taken back from it because to me. That's like the absolute absolute absolute minimum standard and some of the issues are even further nuance from there. And I think it's so important that we start to develop this lexicon and understanding of these core issues in the materials that we use on a day-to-day basis. And I certainly learned so much through the process of developing these supply chains and this idea of using the Qr code and exposing this information is very much about sharing that journey. And it's incredible. How many steps are actually taken from the moment that you purchase the wall? So I'd be very happy to walk through that but I I love for people to actually scan it and visualize it and sort of by popular demand where we ended up doing is putting the URL's for these providence journeys on the actual product pages. We just did that last week. I didn't love it. Initially because actually every single garment has its own unique digital identity and so each qr code theoretically has a completely different providence journey. If you happen to source from different batch of wool or different role of fabric. But we did want to share what one providence journey would look like on the product page. In this case will that you bring up. It really does start from the moment that you know. The sheep are shorn and there are many many intermediate steps that are that are taken just to even get the wall to Genoa where it arrives in the port and then his combed and scoured and spun into yarn and then woven into fabric and then dyed and finished an manufactured into a garment another technical jargon term. Mules Indy can. You describe what that is. Yes so you know that to me is the biggest dirty secret of the industry so the majority of Marino will comes from Australia and the majority of role that comes from Australia. The animals are subject to mules and newly is basically removing flaps of skin from the sheep in order to address something called fly strike in many cases. This is basically the skin of the she'd been sliced off without anesthetic without antibiotics. So it's really quite painful and horrible and the most important thing I think about it is that it's also in many cases. I would say in all cases there are people who would argue with me but I would say all cases. It's unnecessary if you really manage your farm and you manage the health of the animal in a holistic way. So what's absolutely critical for our supply chain as there's no mules a and this is really the key for me to the responsible wolves standard. It's also important to note that a New Zealand. They actually outright banned this. It was a little bit easier. They don't have quite as as many issues with this. The fly strike in New Zealand. Is THEY DO in Australia? But this is something that I think your average consumer is completely unaware of them was certainly the case for me prior to doing this research by the way for those people who are wondering here. The five freedoms of of animals this was developed by Britain's Farm Animal Welfare Council back in the sixties so freedom from hunger and thirst freedom from discomfort freedom from pain injury or disease freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress. And there's a lot more on there but I think that makes a lot of sense does yeah so the way that I think about it for the stuff that we worked on in this area is just the same way as a voter in a democracy you can go to the candidates website and you can look at all their positions and try to develop your own informed decision of whether that lines up with your values as as a human being. I think that brands should be doing this. As well and brands can make different decisions about whether they're going to use leather or vegan leather or mushroom or algae leather and and and may have their own point of view in philosophy. But being open about with that philosophy is or having an opinion about that and being able to express it in your own way is something that you don't really see another hand it now kind of creates this burden on the consumer to go research everything and try to figure this stuff out and I wonder where you fit on that kind of continuum in terms of how much is too much information or when does it become just overwhelming for people. It's so it's so tough. I mean the way that I think about it. Is WE WANNA make it all available and available as digestible way as possible? So when we constructed the scene ability part of our site for example we tried to take that approach. So if you just really wanted a high level understanding of our philosophy you can get that if you want to understand the materials that we use you can scan through that if you want him to stay in the materials that we don't use you can scattered out and then if you really want to dig into what each of those materials mean in terms of its impact further. Educate yourself you kind of continuously. Go down those layers. Because I think the people's appetite for information will naturally vary but I think having it available to your point is the basics and then people can decide you know can decide from there but I do think that there is a baseline desire for all of us to be more connected. I think over the last thirty years. Our global supply chains of expanded to an extent that we've really become so unfamiliar with where things come from because they so rarely come from our local communities and so I'm hopeful that just as general curiosity to live and more connected life will bring actual joy in the research process instead of feeling like a burden but without a doubt I don't think it's the brand's role to tell their customers what to think. I think it is our duty to be transparent about the decisions that we make and the rationale both scientifically and from an ethics perspective. That underlie them. You mentioned that when you were sourcing. These materials you had a set of criteria that you had developed. That's so refreshing to hear because I talked to companies every single day who are talking to US Leeann. They're saying we want to have more sustainable packaging and the first question is like okay. Well what your criteria for sustainability? What are you going to prioritize? Because like we've been talking about there's a lot of trade offs And you can't do everything and so the I usually is like okay. We need to develop a set of criteria with you so that you can actually make decisions about what what you're going to choose not choose was that what tabby was helping you with or like. How did you come to that? Because very few startups have that framework in mind when they starting to make decisions. Yeah that was an anomaly. Were so helpful with in the very beginning and I think that having not as a filter for decision making was absolutely critical. Because you can't become paralyzed by every single decision and have to rethink your framework or develop it on the way so. Our three pillars are really human welfare animal welfare and Environmental Welfare. Insane that doesn't translate into set of criteria but it was a really important starting point in some cases you can make decisions that are more binary than others so in the case of human welfare it was critically important to me that we pay a living wage no matter what throughout all of our manufacturing and that became pretty binary so for example thought that we were going to be able to do more manufacturing here in New York City and it became incredibly frustrating to find that. Actually there weren't a lot of factories that were very aligned on that and could also produce our quality standards and we ended up moving our production to Europe which was something that I didn't love at the outset but that ultimately ended up being nonnegotiable so that was one aspect. Animal welfare pieces as articulated. It was critically important to me that no animal would be killed or harmed in the process of making our clothing and so that automatically cut out a lot of things so like the things that I mentioned weren't necessarily apparent to me at the outset like silk. Or just the prevalence of horn buttons or mother of Pearl Buttons in addition to the other things that you would obviously think about and then when it came to the environmental welfare piece that was a really interesting and very multifaceted one so number one. We didn't want to use any polyester. So the micro fiber problem is clearly not solve whether US something. That's a recycled polyester. Not so polyester is out wasn't a great fit from equality standpoint anyway but that was clear because we're not using silk. We needed to use viscose so it became totally critical that we could only source the would Paul that viscose is made from from forests that did not contribute to any net deforestation that were F S C certified network traceable so that defined actually are viscose providers when it came down to natural materials of organic cotton organic linen. The decision point there was. We didn't WANNA use anything that was using chemical pesticides and fertilizers and harming biodiversity soil health and human wellbeing so it was only organic so that became binary for for cotton and linen and then when it came to new US issues like Kashmir where there is just an excess of demand relative to what the Mongolian Steppe can really accommodate from hurting perspective. We just said okay. We're not gonNA use any Virgin Kashmir because we feel like we're a part of the problem not a part of the solution so the environmental welfare piece is a little bit more complex. That doesn't even touch on the chemicals and we ended up having to hire chemicals expert. But I do think that our framework lent itself to making some pretty clear decisions along the way and in some cases that meant just not doing things so we couldn't create a product to our standards. We just wouldn't do. It are the things that are on the edge. And you're waiting to find the right supplier waiting for the suppliers to change or things that you're hopeful that you can start to make later down the road. Yes so certainly on leather substitutes. So that's a big one for us. Another one funny enough is actually packaging so We have really struggled in the world of plastic alternatives and bioplastics and the challenges of. What's industrially compostable? What's possible the challenges around what their customers actually has available to them in terms of the facilities to do that appropriately so I would say that our biggest current unavoidable challenge is really in packaging and the biggest product opportunity slash challenge is really in both leather substitutes and more circular approaches to fibers. So things that come from wood pulp. Let's say so. He loves to do things. That don't require virgin material last summer. We launched compostable polly mailers which are P. L. A. And they're compatible but a lot of people don't have a home composting situation or you know. Live an apartment or something like that in these are these are still products you know that takes some space and time to compost and then the availability of industrial compost is scarce and also kind of difficult to find out about in your local area. That's actually like why we built Lamy. Id was to kind of first of all. Give the right kind of instructions. In the cases where products are both recyclable and compatible in which one's better because for a lot of paper products for example even though they're compensable recycling than the recovery rate is actually quite good on those and there's useful lose usefulness to those fibers but in order for us to be able to like really recommend compostable pl a ma- mailers to companies. We felt like we really needed to have a solution for their consumers to be able to find a composting location. So that's where that's where it comes in so you might wanNA check that out. Yeah But IT IS I. It is really really hard. And and We had an episode. Hasn't aired as of you and I talking but we'll we'll have aired with Alden wicker who wrote an incredible article in Vox about kind of all challenges that the fashion industry in particular faces when it comes to packaging and so I would. I would highly recommend that but the the article on the podcasts that we justed Cossack. I can't wait to listen. One thing that you mentioned early on was before you got into this. You were involved in finance for emerging markets. You're looking into sustainable finance. I would love for you to just kind of describe your career before this and how it informed what you're doing now. Oh Gosh..
"welfare council" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Phase one of a trade deal between the US and China to be signed at this hour at the White House you're listening to ABC news our top story there's a chance of snow to the valley for today but Kate to meteorologist Roger Shelby says it's most likely in the gorge Vancouver in southwest Washington area is about five hundred feet the eastern suburbs especially is car keys below my county even up into parts of southwest Washington they get it Easter when is the east wind is really pouring out this afternoon you could see a chance of snow sticking around a little longer than the rest of our wintry mix we're expecting here valley floor is not expected to get significant accumulations of snow the gorge could get two to five inches than freezing rain later today recommendations from Oregon governor Kate brown to wildfire response council could top four billion dollars councilmember mark lever tells the Senate committee on welfare prevention and recovery actions needed now so even if you use a number thirty billion dollars needs to be I needed a ten year program to accomplish at that be three billion a year and got that Republican state senator carmine Baird sugar says the cost of welfare response are likely far more than four billion so even if you use the number thirty billion dollars needs to be a did a ten year program to accomplish at that be three billion a year and got that the welfare council will reconvene February third the legislature will consider governor brown spell in the upcoming session man is associated with proud boys demonstrations in Portland has pleaded guilty to assault eleven ninety K. E. exes Brad Ford has details in June twenty eighteen tears a tele to ways he was in a pick up at the intersection and all these twelve and Broadway when the victim says politically based comments were shot at and the victim yelled back into AC and Donovan Flippo got out of the truck and assaulted him he needed multiple stages and suffered a concussion Tracy was sentenced to two years probation and during that time he can't contact the victim.
"welfare council" Discussed on Ideas
"Yeah. We went looking for dairy farm where the animals needs were front and center and we found these sheep. My name is Elizabeth Elizabeth G cut and I was brought up on a farm. Yes this is my husband Eric. I'm Eric Zeke. I'm Elizabeth better half. I've found all my life and when we started the dairy I became the main cheesemaker. We have always stayed with pure sheet milk. We don't use any other nukes now. We're not best part dairy. Where you're on the farm dairies? In fergus Elizabeth. Eric Z cut our the founders of best. Buy Dairy specializing in cheese and yogurt made from sheep milk. They run a small sheep breeding farm in southwestern Ontario about halfway between Toronto and Georgian Bay these days they only keep a small flock of their own. A couple of dozen animals from I'm a special breed called British milk sheep. They often sell lambs to nearby. Milk producing farms. Who Sell the milk back to the dairy in the barn we meet a group of nine sheep backing away from us into a stall about twenty meters long and six meters wide? They always a bit afraid when someone new comes usually when this more than one of us it often means that we want to do nasty things like vaccinate them. It's winter and about twenty degrees below zero when we visit and the sheep spend all day in this barn early in the morning earliest eric or I make it. They get their breakfast. They get some oats consume wheat. They're very noisy at the time and soon as we open the doors they bar expecting this and then they also get some fresh. Hey they get water they get bedding and then we leave them for the day wants. The weather's Nice. We let them out. They go out to graze but they come indoors doors to sleep and ruminate. What is ruminating me chewing cuts minutes to that not thinking deep philosophical sophomore thoughts the original ruminating? But we can tell haven't told us. How do you feel towards the animals? Do you think of them. As property or disabilities that's the main thing The money does come. Of course you've got to make things work but most importantly are feeling well. Are they doing. Well it's the responsibility as you have responsibility for children you you are. They able to behave the way they like. Are they behaving the way they sure did something wrong or do we need this so that you know that the main thing it's not all I've got so many and that's worth X. dollars or whatever know that very rarely very rarely comes into it. It's for me. It's a feeling of responsibility towards towards them and I am responsible for their well being and I will do my best to achieve it in the long term. There's a bit of ownership as well. I mean if you just if you're starting up an enterprise go and spend thousands of dollars on some sheep you definitely feel that they're yours and you know and you own them and then of course the next step is to make sure they have a good life and produce some lambs or milk called both so that you can repay the loan the bank can. They'll be collateral for your enterprise so you know just to say that there's no ownership factor to it would not really cover when you go. It's not what you think of what you think of is. Are they doing well. And if they're not what did we do wrong and you will do your bit to find out. ZICOT's approach to farming isn't just based on their general attitude. It's also based on a written code called the five freedoms this is a creation of Britain's Farm Animal Welfare Council in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine and the code reads like a minute to charter of rights. It's freedom from a you wait freedom from from hunger and thirst freedom to express their own their natural behaviors freedom from distress and fear. So that's three as I say I often forget all the details and Eric's gone to get them. We wrote them out together yesterday but it is a written constitution. We don't necessarily remember every detail sir. Yes yes yes. Freedom obviously from pain injury and disease. I mean that's pretty obvious. If something Sir or on well you deal with that and then freedom from discomfort that the other one. I've missed out. Each of the five freedoms comes with a short rubric for for example the freedom from fear and distress must be honored by quote ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering. You want to have nice healthy. Elsie looking sheep. They can be proud of and and and and enjoy them and if you if you look after them give them good conditions. That's what that's what they'll do you know and it's also something we believe in. We believe this is right that they should be treated well that they should have the opportunity after all we're benefiting from them so they should be able to benefit from us. It's a symbiotic relationship. Ah to honor the five freedoms Zicot's prefer a method of milking-sheep that doesn't involve breaking the bond between you and her land in this method. The lamb just starts attending a kind of daycare at about fourteen days. You would separate the babies from their mothers for half the day you take them away for half a day you put them somewhere which is very nice and warm and pleasant with with feed for them so they can enjoy that and the mother's actually they're quite happy to lose their lambs for half a day but like any other everywhere where and they quickly get used to this at first. You think it's terrible. You know separating them every day that very difficult but in fact both of them come to expect deport the mothers and the lambs come to expect this and it it has various advantages in that area. You get some milk from your mother's after two weeks A. A. B. The lamps get used to being away from the mothers. They get used to solid food. They can't just go to mom when the hungry so they start eating solid food food more quickly and the mother get a break coming. They're quite happy to have a break. The reckon that this is a way to get milk without infringing fringing the sheeps freedom to express natural behaviors such as teaching and learning from one generation to another they will recognize each other for longer. The US will show their lambs how to graze how to eat when we feed the US with the lamb still with them the lambs also so keen like little children on doing. Just what Mommy's doing and they'll only one mummy eats and if we try and get them some special feed for little things things you know as you have for little kittens and so on and get feed for lambs. It's supposed to be specially. Could they don't like it because mommy doesn't eat that mummy only it's this and so they do learn a great deal from them others..
"welfare council" Discussed on CritterCast
"Time that they are no longer living yeah and so these wonderful activists came up with these five basic freedoms and now we largely use them across all humane cow of animals so animals in zoos animals in sanctuaries animals and animal shelters yeah like these are commonly referenced and even i think the i think they were finalized in the late seventy s or the mid eighties and a couple of decades later like they still l. stand true because they just kinda hit. Very basic needs so yeah five freedoms and i'm not totally. I'm going to mess them up. I guess a couple of i'm sure okay freedom rita to its freedoms from that'll help you freedom from hunger freedom from pain and suffering <hes> <hes> freedom from boredom that one is a to freedom to express normal behaviors. Oh that makes sense yeah. I don't know what else the freedom from hunger and thirst is the first okay freedom from discomfort so that's an appropriately sized environment arresting area that kind of freedom from pain injury or disease. The third freedom to express normal behavior is the fourth freedom from fear and distress is your last one v one and i like how all of those are clear articulate and those actually came about an from a nineteen sixty five u._k. Commission investigation gatien led by professor roger bramble nice and that's okay so they're the brand bell report. <hes> was then published i think in nineteen like nineteen sixty six or something and the the freedoms as we know them were were like finalized under the farm animal welfare council in nineteen seventy-nine nice so it's been a long time and they stand true yeah <hes> and that i think is like like my big thing was small animals in particular. That's where we've been missing out for yeah. I think that's really good. I think that's something that we were talking about. Enrichment enrichment and letting guinea pigs have toys and things to do these are animals that are weak twenty hours a day right right if they're all by themselves in a tiny encaged and they don't have anything to interact with yeah not do well. They'll get a pretzel b. anxious yeah. They won't be very healthy yep so that's why it's so important to make sure that they have those social bonds that they need but be that. They have things to enrich their lives. Their food changes like yeah. If they've been appropriately introduced to food there food changes they're sent changes. They're betting changes yeah their environment changes so sometimes they get to come out of their cage in a great area safely right. They shouldn't just be loose in your house or loosen your backyard where predator exciting experience says no but they should be safely introduced to a variety of different thing so that no day looks the same for them right because the when they do get depressed and they absolutely candidate absolutely do just like humans rental health is tied to their physical health. Embarrass systems will be compromised and they'll be susceptible to things they can stop eating and then make them all kinds of complications just a domino effect jack of course that in humans that starts with keeping their brains exercise just like keeping their bodies exercise. Don't wanna fat lazy guinea pig that sits there and does nothing nothing because he's not living a good life. No no garfield guinea-pigs nope how many happy fund buddy guinea pigs thelma and louise's ooh and i i. I don't know what's a what's to mail buddy names. I don't keep eel. Yeah there. You go there. You go awesome yeah absolutely so they don't you don't have to get them expensive toys. We have talked about this before with cats and dogs yeah that thank anything that they enjoy that safe for them for my dog one thing that she loves his all get like a toilet paper roll empty role at the end and end fold the ends over and put some treats on the inside and let her rip yet shreds guinea pigs love that to guinea pigs and rabbits. We use toilet paper paper towel rolls like all kinds of things like that that are are cheap cardboard is gonna break down. You know not going to hurt them in chemically do ingest a little bit. Hopefully it's not it's not chemically treated yet but if they do in just a little bit it's going to be able to break down their system that caused the impaction..
"welfare council" Discussed on CritterCast
"Time that they are no longer living yeah and so these wonderful activists came up with these five basic freedoms and now we largely use them across all humane cow of animals so animals in zoos animals in sanctuaries animals and animal shelters yeah like these are commonly referenced and even i think the i think they were finalized in the late seventy s or the mid eighties and a couple of decades later like they still l. stand true because they just kinda hit. Very basic needs so yeah five freedoms and i'm not totally. I'm going to mess them up. I guess a couple of i'm sure okay freedom rita to its freedoms from that'll help you freedom from hunger freedom from pain and suffering <hes> <hes> freedom from boredom that one is a to freedom to express normal behaviors. Oh that makes sense yeah. I don't know what else the freedom from hunger and thirst is the first okay freedom from discomfort so that's an appropriately sized environment arresting area that kind of freedom from pain injury or disease. The third freedom to express normal behavior is the fourth freedom from fear and distress is your last one v one and i like how all of those are clear articulate and those actually came about an from a nineteen sixty five u._k. Commission investigation gatien led by professor roger bramble nice and that's okay so they're the brand bell report. <hes> was then published i think in nineteen like nineteen sixty six or something and the the freedoms as we know them were were like finalized under the farm animal welfare council in nineteen seventy-nine nice so it's been a long time and they stand true yeah <hes> and that i think is like like my big thing was small animals in particular. That's where we've been missing out for yeah. I think that's really good. I think that's something that we were talking about. Enrichment enrichment and letting guinea pigs have toys and things to do these are animals that are weak twenty hours a day right right if they're all by themselves in a tiny encaged and they don't have anything to interact with yeah not do well. They'll get a pretzel b. anxious yeah. They won't be very healthy yep so that's why it's so important to make sure that they have those social bonds that they need but be that. They have things to enrich their lives. Their food changes like yeah. If they've been appropriately introduced to food there food changes they're sent changes. They're betting changes yeah their environment changes so sometimes they get to come out of their cage in a great area safely right. They shouldn't just be loose in your house or loosen your backyard where predator exciting experience says no but they should be safely introduced to a variety of different thing so that no day looks the same for them right because the when they do get depressed and they absolutely candidate absolutely do just like humans rental health is tied to their physical health. Embarrass systems will be compromised and they'll be susceptible to things they can stop eating and then make them all kinds of complications just a domino effect jack of course that in humans that starts with keeping their brains your size just like keeping their bodies exercise. Don't wanna fat lazy guinea pig that sits there and does nothing nothing because he's not living a good life. No no garfield guinea-pigs nope how many happy fund buddy guinea pigs thelma and louise's ooh and i i. I don't know what's a what's to mail buddy names. I don't keep eel. Yeah there. You go there. You go awesome yeah absolutely so they don't you don't have to get them expensive toys. We have talked about this before with cats and dogs yeah that thank anything that they enjoy that safe for them for my dog one thing that she loves his all get like a toilet paper roll empty role at the end and end fold the ends over and put some treats on the inside and let her rip yet shreds guinea pigs love that to guinea pigs and rabbits. We use toilet paper paper towel rolls like all kinds of things like that that are are cheap cardboard is gonna break down. You know not going to hurt them in chemically doing just a little bit. Hopefully it's not it's not chemically treated yet but if they do in just a little bit it's going to be able to break down their system that caused the impaction..
"welfare council" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Designed primarily as places to keep children safe run by a rotating stuff of Kim gives off an own minimum wage and have limited training for a Maya that meant always finding someone who could meet the needs. I need at the moment. That's a good opportunity for me to say. Hey. Hey, can I go to extracurricular activity? Can I go to a dance? Always, yes. But simply the mock stone says his research into foster K shows a maya's experience is not the norm he points to a report done by the California child welfare council. It says group homes are topic for people looking to explain children. A group of kids get bullied drug, trafficking is a big issue, sex, trafficking becomes a big issue kid, sort of get lost, when their place there without any accountability by the system to how long they're why they're there that the continuum of care reform act. It was signed into low back in twenty fifteen one thing, it does is change the function of group homes, instead of being a place where foster kids can live until adulthood. They can only stay for six months to reform group homes into what we now, call short term residential therapeutic programs with the emphasis on the therapy short term, so that kids don't languish, so they don't get lost in the shuffle. The no one not only makes group homes temporary but also requires they offer highest standard of care. These new short term residential therapeutic programs have mental health services. Most awful every child and caregivers, who have undergone state, mandated training, so fall, only about one third of California's group homes have made the switch assembly. Man stone, doesn't expect will meet the end of yet did line. Laurie Medina says Monterey County probably won't either are statewide capacity is very challenged. We are losing providers who are just not going to be able to make the transition to this very high. Standard of care Medina works Monterey county's family and children services. She says the most challenging part of this new law is that a tra- choirs finding permanent homes old kids in foster care, but so far there onto noth- families willing to take in foster children. That's really what we. We are trying to grapple with now is trying to figure out how we increase our capacity caregivers who will take teenagers or kids with a lot of challenges, sometimes medical challenges. Sometimes behavioral challenges that means trying new approaches to find foster families. The working to help the kids, bring more people into their lives hoping this could lead to a permanent Thome like connecting with the long lost relative or expanding this social circles at school. Michelle Luxton KABC news. Twelve minutes to five on all things considered. Let me give you an update on traffic for those about to head home from work..
"welfare council" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Sharing your insight with New York City, lawmakers concerning Amazon is plans move forward for a second headquarters in queens. Theresa mascot warned that mine is certain protections. Amazon's Perth could lead to a housing crisis is gentrification. The result is people not being able to keep the homes that they grew up in. The result is fewer people being able to buy their first homes to start growing families in the city that they work in some members of the New York City council of express their disappointment with the deal that will bring a second headquarters to Long Island city, calling the tax breaks offered corporate welfare council speaker Cory Johnson spoke at the hearing in Manhattan, New York City got played by Amazon and he intends to make sure the labor force is protected and New York City continues to mourn, the loss of a fire department firefighter. Stephen Pollard, Lisa g reports. That's the sound of other firefighters saluted Pollard as his flag. Draped casket was moved from the medical examiner's office to a local funeral home. His family stood alongside as members of ladder company. One seventy carried his casket to a waiting ambulance. The thirty year old rookie firefighter died. Sunday night after falling while responding to a car crash on the mill basin overpass. There will be a bunting ceremony. Apologize firehouse. Located in say reporter, Lisa cheap sports action. The nets lost to the Celtics won sixteen to ninety five. And the Knicks were down by the trailblazers one eleven to one oh one we have some major problems as you travel right now when the Bill Parkway looks like it's easing out. But still we have a crash westbound approaching the van Wyk expressway. Two lanes are closed in today's and truck route one nine northbound at broadly interesting city shut down because of a flipped over tractor trailer. The weather forecast is calling for scattered showers today high around fifty snow showers in west of the city you now know what's going on? And I'm channel Crispin on AM. Not seventy the answer coming up. This Thursday is am.
"welfare council" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Nine cents the answer. Five degrees. Mostly cloudy skies. What's going on? We have the answer. Members of the Seattle city council. Sharing your insight with New York City, lawmakers concerning Amazon as plans move forward for a second headquarters in cleanings with Lisa herbal and Theresa told to the blessing and a curse that Amazon is brought to the city of saddle. Some members said the New York City council expressed their disappointment with the deal that won't bring a second headquarters to Long Island city calling the tax breaks offered corporate welfare council speaker Cory Johnson spoke at yesterday's hearing in Manhattan, saying New York City got played by Amazon and that he intends to make sure the labor force is protecting those people are sending a petition that would name a stretch of Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower after former President Barack Obama within twenty thousand people have signed the petition which calls on mayor de Blasio to name the portion of Fifth Avenue between fifty six and fifty seven th street in Obama's honor. The petition is sponsored by move on. On dot org. And organizers are hoping to get thirty thousand signatures before presenting to the mayor and city council sports action yesterday the Mets or the nets that is lost to the Celtics won sixteen to ninety five and the Knicks for town the placers one eleven to one zero one now the TWA bridge inbound on the upper deck there. Clearing that roadwork lower deck hand, the Palisades Parkway approach ez pass only Lincoln look here in fine shape. One lane is closed in at the Holland tunnel. For maintenance one nine the truck rate northbound closed at Broadway in Jersey City. That's because if I flipped over tractor trailer.
"welfare council" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Have dwindled from a peak of more than one hundred thousand customers losing power as of two pm today. The Sacramento municipal utilities district says Arcadi has the most outages would nearly nine hundred they're still more than five hundred customers in the dark and Carmichael and nearly three hundred others off in the Florida area. Two men charged in the south Sacramento. Triple homicide are heading to prison on multiple life terms without parole. Elijah Johnson and David win were sentenced on Friday for the two thousand sixteen murders of Tron Lee and his two sons prosecutors allege that when was the triggerman Johnson wasn't accessory to other suspects received lighter sentences in a plea deal for robbery suspects were looking to steal thirty thousand dollars in cash that they believed was hidden at least home on artists dry police in Fairfield. Looking for a shooting suspect who opened fire on a rap video filming at a business over the weekend. Fairfield police say a masked gunman showed up to the North Texas street business on Saturday night, where the film crew was working with the permission of the owner or the suspect to open the front door started shooting and then ran away. Some members of the film crew returned fire but did not hit the gunman. Officers arrested one member of the crew for illegal possession of a firearm. The main suspect is still at large construction cranes moved into place at the Sacramento intersection of fifteenth and k today as demolition begins on parts of the Sacramento convention center. Phase one will be the tearing down of the centers administration offices in its place. We'll stay on the entrance to what eventually will become the new expanded convention center. Also slated for demolition later. This summer is the west lobby of the building and project manager will you have a low says when the dust settles from all the construction Sacramento will be well positioned to attract major conventions Sacramento's growing, and this is a huge project in. Our growth for tourism and for business, folks. And we're really excited to kick off this project today, you expanded convention center is part of the so-called C three project which also involves renovation and expansion of the Sacramento community center and memorial auditorium. George Sampson, NewsRadio KFB or members of the Seattle city council or sharing their insight with New York City lawmakers concerning Amazon as plans move forward for a second headquarters in queens. Both Lisa Herbold and Theresa mosquito told of blessing and occurs. Amazon has brought to the city of Seattle. Some members of the New York City council of express their disapproval with the deal that will bring a second headquarters to Long Island city, calling the tax breaks offered corporate welfare council speaker Cory Johnson spoke at today's hearing in Manhattan saying that New York City in his view got played by Amazon and that he intends to make sure the labor force is protected. The Golden Globes seeing a slight drop in viewers from last year. Nielsen data shows that eighteen point six million. People watch Sunday seventy six Golden Globe awards. That's two percent drop in views from two thousand eighteen experts say one factor that hurts awards programs is that younger viewers, watch highlights of the show on social media. And that does not count in the data that Nielsen analyzes. However, the Golden Globes are doing better than other awards programs like the Oscars the Emmys, and the Grammies which have seen double digit decreases each year, recently one factor that could have boosted. This year's numbers was NBC's coverage of the NFC wildcard playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles in the Chicago Bears, which aired just before the Senate ceremony and the happiest place on earth continuing to take its toll on.
"welfare council" Discussed on WTVN
"WTVN. The following is a rebroadcast of a show that originally aired March fourth two thousand eighteen. Welcome back to town hall, Ohio. We're taping in front of a crowd of Ohio farm bureau members from across the state they're in Columbus Ohio for twenty eighteen egg day at the capitol event. And it is a real treat to have our guest Liliana Esposito. She is the chief communications officer for Wendy's. So on a pick up a little bit of some of the things you touched on earlier Lillian in terms of how important fresh product is how important it is to prepare that correctly. There have been things as we watched the restaurant industry over the years that have that have occurred that no one wanted to see happen. And yet they have the Jack in the box crisis probably was one of the most memorable as one of the earliest with the most widespread ramifications talk about how a company like Wendy's. I was gonna say you can't prepare, but you have to be prepared for something. Like that. Do you not you can never take safety for granted? That is the. That is our first allegation before we think about the taste of the product or how many pieces of bacon around the sandwich, making sure that it is produced distributed, and then served to our customers in a way that is safe and wholesome that is job one, and I have the privilege of overseeing our quality assurance department at Wendy's. And it's a big undertaking. It's something that we may starve other areas of the business for resources when times are tight, but quality assurance is always going to be paramount for us. So it's something that we take very very seriously, and you actually have a formalized animal care quality program in place at the company tells us about it. Absolutely. And I know that animal welfare issues as they relate either to housing practices or antibiotic use any of that that's all very much in vogue these days, but we've been focused on that since at least the nineties, and and it really started from recognition predating me at the company. That the best quality food was going to come from healthy. Well, cared for animals. And that's really the the simple premise that that I know you can appreciate your business is that if you're taking great care of your animals, they're going to produce great quality food for our consumers. And so we've had an animal welfare council in place since then we consult with experts in academia in production community and elsewhere in the industry to make sure that we're always making sure that our standards are as high as they can be while still being realistic and feasible for the production industry, the type of product you wanna put on the plate for the consumer directs the kind of animal that you were looking for from farmers younger cattle market hogs, not sows. And so on talk a little bit about how you have to translate that end product for the consumer back to what you want the the men and women in this room to grow. Absolutely. And what it comes down to for us is the idea of being very purposeful in what? We're sourcing. And so we are buying a product that was produced for us, essentially. So we're buying market hogs to create fresh bellies that we then are turning into bacon that is freshly cooked in the restaurant and not stuck in a microwave and left on a shelf somewhere. And so that is a really key part of our quality commitment is that we don't just deal with a broker or a distributor and by the product that they have we go as far back on the supply chain as we can to make sure that the product that we are sourcing is exactly what we want it to be. How hard was that? When you decided consciously made the decision to go that way. I imagine as it goes on you, find more people willing to to work with you. But but to start I'm sure it wasn't easy sourcing those animals. What's interesting is that we've sort of always done it that way. What is difficult though is that the are? There's a commercial reality to this. Which is that we are not in con. Contract with purchasing cooperative that purchases products on behalf of the whole system. And they are not in a contract with a hog producer there in a contract with a bacon processing facility, and so we have to develop we develop contracts with those suppliers that that will dictate how we operate with each other. But we have to be much more relationship focused on the production side, because we frankly can't force you to do anything. But we sure hope that you will. And we believe that by developing those relationships and continuing to feed them over time that producers in in a variety of of businesses will come to understand that what we're asking for is in your interests as well that we're trying to provide the best quality product for the consumer. And ultimately, if we do that, they'll reward us with business, it will reward you with more demand for your product. So let's get back on animal welfare. And a couple of subjects there you talked about purposeful sourcing, what about the traceability ass. Pex of of the livestock and poultry that that Wendy's is buying through its its system. How important is it for you be able to know where that we're the beef from that burger came from? Yeah, it's incredibly important and in areas like beef or pork. It's obviously incredibly hard chickens, not so hard. So we buy a lot of chicken, you have a relatively short life on that animal, and you have a fairly integrated supply chain. And so we can we know that the suppliers that we deal with we can get a lot of information about the animals that they're raising from the pork. And the beef perspective, obviously, much more disaggregated in that. And so that's the work that we're trying to do which is not necessarily to have full traceability on every one of our products. But to go back in the supply chain as far as we can. So that when we're providing information to our customers, we can tell them. Hey, we know how the animals were raised that you are now eating a hamburger or as a bacon and. Today. That's that's not the that's obviously not the way that we're all set up today. But that's really the goal. We will be back in just a couple of moments to learn more about the relationship between food producers and food purveyors like Wendy's. We're hearing that story today from Liliana Esposito. She is the chief communications officer for Wendy's. And I have to get with you during the break. I'll see if you brought a frosty coupons. Mitch I just thought I'd throw that out there. We'll be back with more of townhall Ohio recorded live.
"welfare council" Discussed on You Must Remember This
"House. Pays had started his career as a lawyer in Indiana, but he had been involved in Republican. Politics is entire adult life. He had run the nineteen twenty Republican national convention where he had had some hope of himself being elected the party's presidential candidates instead after backroom, maneuvering resulted in Warren g Harding, winning the nomination Hayes, served as Harding's campaign manager, steering him to an overwhelming popular vote victory. Hayes, then spent a year serving as postmaster general during which he reorganized the post office to institute modern more humanist. Labor practices Hayes is previous contact with the film industry had come during the election. He had promised the studio chiefs that the Harding administration would be pro business, and the studios had put their support behind the candidate and helped him get elected. The studios wanted Hayes to essentially repeat his work for Harding for them. They wanted him to promote a positive projection of the industry unite disparate factions behind that vision and let the people who actually made the movies get back to work without the distraction and roadblocks of outside criticism. Hayes would be variously compared to a traffic cop and Babbitt the conformist businessmen to be invented in a satirical novel. By Sinclair Lewis, the following year Hayes was considered the right man for the job because of his ties to the Harding administration. His family ties, he was the right kind of immigrant, his family, having arrived from England, not long after the Mayflower and his religion, I eat not Jewish. Most importantly, he was a good Christian who claimed that he wasn't in favor of the total censorship advocated by the reformer movements. A massive event at the Hollywood bowl was held to herald his arrival in town newspapers, only semi ironically spoke of him as a kind of demi-god landed in Gamarra's to save the. Souls of the movie. What do you knew? However, was that Hayes, hide secrets and scandals of his own. His wife was in infirm, and he spent very little time at home in Indiana with him and his work for the Harding administration, which would later be considered the most corrupt presidency of the twentieth century wasn't all on the up end. But for the first few years Hayes dead, what was expected of him? One analyzer of Hayes, Gerald, s shots once wrote. There is some similarity between a WC fields movie on a standard nineteen twenty model American political speech. The fields movie purported to be funny, but it wasn't and the speech purported to say something, but it didn't Hayes was a master at seeming to say the right things without ever really saying or doing anything at all Hayes would later write that he didn't think the scandals were the real problem. I felt sure that if all the stories of debauchery had been true, there would have been no time to make motion pictures. He wrote, he felt that it was his mission to create what he called a demand for finer films. So. So that the studios would have no choice, but to provide the supply. But contrary to Hollywood, Babylon claim that Hayes is first diktat was that the screen be purified it actually took years for the Hays office to actually issue guidelines for producers in terms of film contents for the first four and a half years on the job will Hayes was mainly a PR man and lobbyist. He wrote a very fine line carefully putting the onus on ticket buyers rather than producers saying things like if the public does indeed feel entitled to a better and higher form of motion. Picture amusement venit is up to the public to patronize only those places that least offend offended taste. A man may be imbued with the ideas of vegetarian, but he can't run a vegetarian restaurant successfully when all of his patrons demand beef. Hayes, led a successful campaign to defeat a new censorship law in Massachusetts. And from that point on managed to prevent any new state from starting their own censorship board, he created the public relations committee which was incredibly literally named basically United Hollywood power players with some of their fiercest critics, including members of organizations like the d. a. r. the YMCA, the American Legion and the Catholic welfare council. These groups got to pretend like they were in on crafting Hollywood policy. When really they were mostly appeased by getting free previews of movies and celebrity appearances at their events. And in his first year in office Hayes, got the studios to start putting a morals clause in each performers contract. Universal had led the way they're announcing in September nineteen twenty one in the immediate aftermath of fatty arbuckle arrest that they would reserve the right to cancel any performers contract. Should they quote forfeit the respect of the public now Hayes, standardized the clubs, anyone signing a studio contract going forward would sign a pledge to quote, conduct himself with due regard to public conventions on morals and agrees. He will not do or commit any act door thing that will tend to degrade him in sight easy or bring him into public hatred, contempt, scorn, or ridicule, or that will tend to shop insult or offend the community or ridicule public morals, or decency or prejudice. The producer or the motion picture indoor. Stry in general. These were successes, but Hayes also made a major blunder early in his tenure that would reveal how few firm ideals he actually helped and how easily he could be swayed by criticism.
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"It's a six hour ride up into the mountains than down towards the coast When you get off at commie she station. The first, thing you see walking out is a giant. Green manufacturing plant on the side it says Nippon Steel in big black letters He bought your hands Don That's point manager Masaaki. Hino speaking through a translator he didn't really, want to talk about tariffs but he was pretty eager to show me how automated the plant is today about. Three hundred people work there, but back in the sixties the number of. Employees was almost thirty times then As I learned watching an animated, film in the city's iron and steel museum the industry wants employed about ten percent of the population in Japan. They call company towns like, this castle towns economic Kawahara is a local historian So this To say when I was growing up Ellum, entry school I was living right by, the plant so I could see all the chimneys. Was good the city, was bustling ensure there was a bit, air pollution but if you wanted to, get clean you could always go to the public baths operated by. Nippon Steel but then in the, nineteen eighties the company restructured moving many of its operations away from itchy Kalamata remembers watching as the chimneys from the old blast furnaces were. Torn down Did it made me feel sad because, I thought we're no longer the city, of steel in the years that followed comedy she lost about two. Thirds of its population and he, Saddam rookie who heads up the nonprofit come she social welfare council says the city lost a big piece of its. Identity this your name When they left that was the. First time I realized that we didn't create the city Nippon Steel created it he says she has tried to forge a. New identity around industries like seafood processing and, machine parts but then in twenty eleven come I she. Suffered a major setback a magnitude nine earthquake caused the soon NAMI to rip. Through the city Today there is still a lot of rebuilding happening but most of downtown has been revived. New apartments and a new shopping. Mall, sit on land that used, to be occupied by Nippon Steel on the surface things are looking up But at a fish market down the road ako. Murakami says she's, anxious about.
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"Welcome to bring stuff from how stuff works. Hey, brain stuff. Lauren Vogel bomb here in January of twenty eight, teen US food and Drug administration Commissioner, Scott got leave announced that. The agency after an internal investigation had permanently ended a nicotine addiction study in which four squirrel monkeys had died. He said, in a statement on the FDA website, based on this team's findings, it is clear. The study was not consistent with the agencies, high animal welfare standards in September, twenty seventeen letter, famous primate researcher and conservationist. Jane Goodall had denounced the research as cruel and unnecessary saying that the harmful effects of smoking on humans are already known and could be studied directly. In addition to ending the study. Gottlieb said that the findings indicated that the FDA's protections for animal research subjects quote may need to be strengthened in some important areas. For that reason. He announced the launching of an independent third party investigation of all of FDA's animal research entity, creation of a new animal welfare council to oversee those studies going forward. Additionally, Gottlieb said that the FDA would strengthen its commitment to replacing reducing and or refining animal studies with new methods and said that animals should be used in studies only when there's no other way to do research. That's important for public health. But even so he said it is important to recognize that there are still many areas where animal research is important and necessary. In particular, he said at the use of primates as essential for the development of some critical vaccines for human children. The research involving monkeys and the agency's response highlighted what for many people is a discomforting reality despite computer simulations and other tools available to today's researchers laboratories still use large numbers of animals as experimental subjects, an email FDA spokesperson. Taraji Ravin said that the agency currently is utilizing eight thousand one hundred and sixty seven creatures of various sorts in research that includes over seven thousand rodents, two hundred seventy primates one hundred, nine fish thirty. One lag Amore. Chiefs, an order that includes rabbits and hares twenty must Stella. That's animals such as ferrets and weasels twelve Infineon's six cows and five goats, but that's only a fraction of the animals subjected to testing and other government university and private sector labs. Eight twenty sixteen report by the US department of agriculture listed over eight hundred twenty thousand animals including one hundred thirty, nine thousand rabbits seventy one thousand primates sixty thousand dogs and eighteen thousand cats among other animals. Elizabeth Magner program manager for the New England anti-vivisection society said in an email that the most common toxicology tests which include oral and dermal sensitization and irritation testing still caused thousands of animals to suffer and die in the US each year. And despite the FDA's position that animal testing is still essential. There are increasing questions about its scientific value drugs often produce results in animal tests that can't be replicated with humans and at least a few drugs that. Were deemed safe in animal testing have turned out to be dangerous or even lethal when taken by human subjects. The use of animals in research goes back to ancient times when Greek physicians did exploratory surgery on live animals to study their anatomy and physiology in the early nineteen. Hundreds rodents became a staple of laboratory research after the breeding of a standard strain. The wister rat Catherine Willett director of regulatory toxicology risk assessment and alternatives for the humane society of the United States explains when we do research on animals. It's because one hundred years ago it was the best thing people could think of. We've learned that animals are not very good predictors of what happens with people, but will it and others are hopeful that animal testing will be replaced by alternates that will not only spare animals from suffering, but produce more reliable results about human affects. One particularly promising technology is the development of microchips lined with living human cells that enable them to serve as simulated human organs. Geraldine, a Hamilton president and chief scientist. Officer of emulate Inc, explained an email how the devices work. She said, each emulates propriety organ ships such as the lung liver brain intestine or kidney contains tiny hollow channels lined with tens of thousands of living human cells and tissues and is approximately the size of eight AA battery an organ ship as a living micro engineered environment that recreates the natural physiology and mechanical forces that cells experience within the human body. She said that this technology can predict human responses with greater precision and detail than modern cell culturing or animal based experimental testing. According to Hamilton, the device is already are being used by pharmaceutical companies and NASA is working with emulate to use the company's brain chip in space in order to better understand the effects of bike gravity and other forces. Organ ships also can be combined in a system to simulate how multiple organs react to something and is working on the patient on a chip, which eventually will include organ ships that are tailored with an individual patient's own cells. Those sorts of developments give opponents of animal testing. Hope that it will soon become a thing of the past as Elizabeth Magner puts it. We are confident that this reality is not only possible, but inevitable. Today's episode was written by Patrick J hiker and produced by Tristan McNeil for more on this and lots of other forward. Thinking topics, visit our home planet Testa works dot com.