Author: Adam Reiser

New Louis Vuitton Handbags to Boast ‘Made in USA’

LVMH is following through on a pledge to create more U.S. manufacturing jobs, part of a plan by Bernard Arnault, chairman of the French luxury conglomerate, to hedge against trade tensions and build on the rapport he’s established with President Donald Trump.

Louis Vuitton Petite Boite Chapeau Toile Monogram handbags at the company workshop in Beaulieu-sur-Layon, France. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Trump and his daughter Ivanka are set to open a new Louis Vuitton factory with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Texas on Thursday alongside Arnault, who is LVMH’s leading shareholder, and Michael Burke, the chief executive officer of its best-known brand.

In 2017, Arnault was one of the first CEOs to visit the president following his election, making the trip to Trump Tower along with his son Alexandre at a time when most fashion executives were paralyzed over how to approach the new commander-in-chief. Fashion was caught between threats of tariffs on foreign suppliers and concerns that consumers opposing Trump would boycott brands that supported the new administration.

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Toxic chemicals found in 95 percent of tested baby foods

(CNN) – When you feed your baby, you may also be serving up mega-doses of lead, arsenic, and mercury.

 

A new study found that the vast majority of tested baby food contained toxic heavy metals. (Source: KCAL/KCBS/CNN)

A new investigative study found these toxic heavy metals in many of the foods produced and marketed for babies.

In the study, 168 baby foods from major manufacturers were tested, and 95 percent contained lead, 73 percent contained arsenic, 75 percent contained cadmium and 32 percent contained mercury.

Even in trace amounts, those chemicals are linked to impaired brain development in children.

The worst offenders were baby foods made with rice, sweet potatoes, and fruit juices.

The negative brain impacts of these chemicals worsen with repeated exposure.

Physicians suggest pureed vegetables, salmon, peanut-butter oatmeal and avocado as safe baby foods.

They also say meats are better sources of nutrients than rice cereals.

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Thieves made off with 7,000 pounds of apples from a farm during apple season

Apple thieves snuck onto a Michigan family farm and stole more than 3 tons of fruit right off of the trees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The heist was discovered October 10, when workers from Spicer Orchards came to pick the fruit, Shannon Rowe told CNN on Thursday. Her parents own the orchard and she’s a partner in the business.

“We are just shocked and stunned,” Rowe said. “We just can’t believe it happened. It was last week during the night. It wiped out most of the apple crop.”

Spicer Orchards is a popular fall destination near Flint, where families come to pick their own apples and enjoy cider, donuts and other treats.

Rowe said the theft happened at a secondary orchard, where they grow apples for cider and to sell in their market. She said they’d checked the apples a few days earlier to see if they were ready to pick.

The haul was worth between $15,000 and $25,000, she said.

“It was the more expensive apples. EverCrisp, Jonagold, Northern Spy, Fuji,” Rowe said.

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Farmers in Idaho rallied to harvest a neighbor’s potatoes as a deep freeze threatened to ruin them

 

 

 

 

With meteorologists predicting a hard freeze in southeast Idaho for Wednesday, farmers rushed to harvest all their potatoes before the surprise cold snap ruined them.

© Jason Larson Farm workers arrived en masse to help a neighbor whose crop was in jeopardy

One farmer in Hamer, Idaho, about 30 miles north of Idaho Falls, wasn’t able to take in all his crop in time.

So other farmers sent their workers, and “a ton of members of the community” came to help save his crop, Jason Larson told CNN.

Larson, who works on a nearby farm, said his farm sent about 25 employees to help. The convoy of trucks included nine harvesters and he estimated that 50 people in total showed up.

He posted a video showing a convoy of trucks heading to the farm with snow swirling in the air.

Many of those who showed up had been up until midnight the night before clearing up their own fields. Starting at 11 a.m., Larson said the emergency harvest was complete by about 8 p.m. that night.

He estimated they saved several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of potatoes.

“What people do is they help their neighbor,” Larson said. “There really wasn’t a second thought about it.”

Potatoes across the state were threatened

On Tuesday CNN affiliate KIFI reported that farmers throughout the Idaho Falls area were rushing to harvest potatoes before the frigid air temperatures penetrated deep into the soil.

Farmer Brook Bybee told KIFI that his team had been working 16-18 hours a day to get all the spuds out of the ground.

Producing 32% of American potatoes, Idaho is the nation’s leading producer of potatoes, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

An estimated 15-20% of Idaho’s potatoes were still in the ground Wednesday, Travis Blacker, the director of industry relations for the Idaho Potato Commission told the Idaho Statesman.

That deep freeze risk is unusual, Larson said. Asking around town, he said people told him there hadn’t been a deep freeze this early in the season since 1985.

But at least in the case of the convoy, he caught on video, some of that crisis was averted.

“This is a story about helping your neighbors,” he said. “This kind of thing goes on every day across America.”

Original Article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/farmers-in-idaho-rallied-to-harvest-a-neighbors-potatoes-as-a-deep-freeze-threatened-to-ruin-them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/made-usa-ftc-workshop

EVENT DESCRIPTION

On September 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) hosted a public workshop to enhance its understanding of consumer perception of “Made in the USA” and other U.S.-origin claims, and to consider whether it can improve its “Made in USA” enforcement program.

Though the Commission has not issued regulations specifically covering “Made in USA” and other U.S.-origin claims, its 1997 Enforcement Policy Statement On U.S. Origin Claims (“Policy Statement”)[1] provides guidance on how the Commission applies Section 5 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a), to the use of such claims in advertising and labeling. Based on consumer research and thousands of public comments, the Policy Statement states that when a marketer makes an unqualified “Made in USA” claim, the marketer should, at the time of the representation, have a reasonable basis for asserting that “all or virtually all” of the product is, in fact, made in the United States. The Policy Statement also provides guidance to marketers on how to make appropriately qualified claims.

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30 – Nov 3, 2019

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30 – Nov 3, 2019.

FTL Boatshow 2019

Every year, the show exhibits a vast array of the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something for everyone!

 

https://www.flibs.com/en/home.html

Made In America 2019

BE AMERICAN. BUY AMERICAN MADE.

MADE IN AMERICA 2019 will come alive at the Indiana Convention Center on October 3rd-6th, 2019. We’ll be hosting over 30,000 people intent on aligning with the goal of raising the economic importance of American Manufacturing. Anyone can attend by registering here or inquire to showcase as a U.S. Manufacturer or American Made brand.

There will also be a slate of cutting-edge educational sessions, high-level keynote addresses, and panel discussions featuring manufacturing specialists and professionals from key segments of the manufacturing community. Made In America 2019 will have an audience of consumers, media, industry professionals, government, advocates, all bringing together 800 manufacturers & brands.

 

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