Why not everyone was impressed by Mark Zuckerberg's farm visit
When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visited a farm in South Dakota recently, he praised farmers but not all his Facebook followers were impressed.
The social media magnate said he has always thought people should be thankful and understand where food comes from.
Indeed, he said that for a year he set a goal to only eat meat that he killed and helped butcher himself.
Zuckerberg highlighted that a lot of US cattle start their lives in South Dakota where he said there are about three times as many cows as people.
“South Dakota is in its third year of a bad drought, and that makes it tough to feed the cattle.
“One of the ranchers told me it's the worst drought he can remember -- and maybe the worst since the 1930s,” he said.
Zuckerberg visited the Norman family on their 2,500 acre cattle ranch. He said the family will probably need to shrink their herd of 500 cattle by 10-15pc since that's all the land can support.
“The Normans are proud of the work they do - not just feeding the country, but helping provide things like insulin, leather and makeup ingredients that also come from cattle.