I don’t have a picture today because the camera function on my droid is broken. That’s what she said. The new droid should be here later today, and hopefully Wen can get everything fixed by the time I leave for the day at 2pm. I asked Wen for a picture, but she refused.
I wasn’t sure if we (me) was going to be blogging this week, as I had hoped to take most of the week off, but there is so much going on that I got stuck in the office over the break. And, well, instead of actually working so I can get out of here, I’ve decided to blog.
We had a great Christmas break. Jenny sold the very first box of Unsweetened Green Tea, and April sold the very first box of Adia Sport, with Electrolytes. The Adia Sport has had rave reviews around the office, and we’ve discovered that the local Chinese population (Wen) LOVES the Unsweetened Green Tea. The new Mango Orange and the new Berry also had some nice comments.
So we have these great flavors, we have the product in a couple of Whole Foods stores, but we don’t have them up on the website yet, and there’s a very good reason for that. We don’t have professional pictures yet. Which is also Wen’s task for today. Our webmaster is moving to Taiwan at the end of the month, and we need to hire a new one. Wen has a friend who does it, along with taking professional photographs, so she’s off today to meet with him.
That’s our priority for the next couple of days. Website, whole foods and a big project we have coming in January.
I have two interesting stories that you have to read.
Here’s the first one:
Yorkshire Water is dumping trillions of bacteria into the sewer system to prevent blockages. People in England dump hot fat, oil and grease down the drain. The fats then solidify, blocking the pipes. This is an attempt to prevent the sewers from backing up into homes. Interesting, right?
Here’s the second article, from the New York Times, who have jumped on the bacteria bandwagon like a bacillus cell eating fat in a British sewer:
If you read the article carefully, it will make you very angry. The FDA has been ‘evaluating’ the practice of feeding antibiotics to farm animals since 1977. The’ve never done anything about it, except to ask the farmers to voluntarily police themselves. Which has never happened. Instead, what has happened is that 80% of the antibiotics produced in America end up being fed to farm animals, and now, based on a recent survey, 47% of meat contains bacteria. Half of that bacteria is resistant to at least three types of antibiotics.
So, when you go to the grocery store, there’s a 25% chance you’ll consume potentially fatal bacteria that doesn’t respond to commonly prescribed drugs.
Make sure you thoroughly cook your food.