Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This Post Has Nothing to Do With Nashville

 But it should be of interest to anyone in Nashville — and beyond — who eats. Word is traveling around the internets that someone(s) torched 6,500 GMO sugar beets in Jackson County Oregon, early in June of this year.
     The Oregonian broke the story on June 20th, with info that an agritech-friendly NGO has posted a $10,000 reward for info leading to arrests.
   As you might imagine, food activists are cheering on the matter, while noting the interesting lack of interest in the story from major media, other than a short AP article when the Oregonian broke it (and ain't it interesting to note the FBI was called in to investigate this local matter?) and a blip in the Spokesman Review. The other fun thing, in the few mainstream outlets that reported, is the reader comments. With that many people unashamedly cheering on arsonists ...

No comments:

Post a Comment