Bear Wars

Once again, I am weighing in on the bear situation in Granby. Wild animals are interested in three things: food, sex, and self-preservation.

Cultured meat

I recently learned an Israeli company, Future Meat Technologies, has slashed production costs for cultured meat and hopes to bring it to the United States in the next year and a half. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter.

Thanks from McLean

We are very thankful to the Granby Community Fund and the residents of Granby for their support of the McLean Meals on Wheels program. The Granby Community Fund solicits donations from Granby residents to then give as grants to local non-profits that serve residents of the Town of Granby.

Bear attack

On April 26, our 78-pound family dog was viciously attacked by a bear that entered our yard over a 5-foot chain-link fence. This happened in broad daylight (11 a.m.).

Need to fund cultured-meat research

In order to help meet our obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement, the United States should invest public funds into cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter.

Debating “Depraved Indifference”

The intentions behind a recent Drummer letter on public education were seemingly benign and certainly ambiguous. The author assured us that “it was not meant to reflect on Granby’s status” and that she “looks forward to any reaction on the current situation of public education in America.”

Cellular-agricultural research

Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy should support public funding for cultured-meat research, with the goal of making the cell-grown, slaughter-free protein competitive with factory-farmed meat. Israeli startup Future Meat Technologies recently announced its ability to produce a quarter pound of cultured chicken for $7.50.