Tag Archives: Controversy

Panera and Chipotle not the only ones marketing ‘antibiotic-free’

EARLIER this summer, my friends in agriculture got their collective knickers in a twist when one of my favorite sandwich shops and bakeries went rogue with its advertising. Promoting a line of chicken products under the “EZ Chicken” banner, the company specifically touted the “antibiotic free” nature of its products, and sort of implied that […]

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Get a cork for that whine: Gen Y Yuppies

Earlier this morning I read a great piece via the HuffPo (there’s a phrase I never thought I’d write) outlining the reasons Gen Y “Yuppies” are so sad: highly-inflated expectations and the curse of being “special.” Generation Y is the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s, so I fit snugly in […]

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Protesting the World Food Prize

World Food Prize draws a line in the sand

Get ready for the biotech backlash. Okay, so the biotech backlash has been underway for quite some time, led by well-fed folks in developed countries who want to force their views on food, science and the environment on a planet that has to face the very real challenge of feeding a growing population with essentially […]

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George Orwell

Have you actually read ’1984′?

Earlier in the week I wrote about Big Brother and the modern surveillance state. Believe it or not, neither post got as much attention as my discussion of “Fluffy Cows” or Internet trolls. Even so, it appears that vast numbers of Americans are suddenly interested in George Orwell’s dystopian vision for the world of the […]

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There’s a fine line between whistleblower and ‘Benedict Arnold’

Uncomfortable truth of the day: history is written by the winners. Think about it for a minute – we’re talking about the difference between how we view the Founding Fathers and how we see the Rebels of the Confederacy. More on this in a minute. I mentioned over the weekend that most Americans seem to […]

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