posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:18 AM
reply to post by kbriggss
First off let me say that I have long been a rather vocal opponent to Monsanto, whom I believe to be one of if not THE most evil, vile and disgusting
corporation on the planet. I have boycotted their products and products produced by any of their subsidiaries for decades. While my own little piece
of the "American Dream" is tended in an organic manner (which means not just my food gardens but my flower gardens and lawn too), that does not mean
that my neighbors share the same practice and who knows what contaminates my space in the form of airborne particulates or rain water. So really, how
organic are we really? That being said, let's not forget that just as Monsanto has their agenda, so does the whole 'green' movement. While I fully
expect to be duped by our current Government, the betrayal that hurts the most comes from the movement I have do vehemently defended since I was in
high school which was a rather long time ago, trust me.
JPZ has, as per his usual, pointed out in a very well done post just how "honest" Whole Foods Market really is. Again... they have their agenda as
well obviously. But here I would also like to point out that the "green" media is just as guilty of being less than honest. While I was reading the
linked source from "Fit Nation" I was thinking to myself "Wow, this sounds exactly like an article I read last year". With that I was off to my
desktop folder I have labled as "Evil Monsanto" to rifle through articles and such I've saved that I found of interest. Low and
behold...indeed...this is an article that was posted in the Huffington Post in January 2011.
Now, what bothers me is NOT that the information is being presented again to a new group of folks that may not have seen it last year. This is what
needs to be done when an issue seemingly drops off the radar. The information is just as relavent in 2012 as it was in 2011. However, I take great
issue with "Fit Nation" for the following reason: They have flat out plagiarized the Huffington Post article originally written on 1/28/11 by Ronnie
Cummings the Director, no less, of the Organic Consumers Association.
Ronning Cummings, 1/28/11, Huffington Post Article
I have read 3x now, the article posted in the linked article of "Fit Nation" and I see no acknowledgement given to Mr. Cummings for his work on this
issue. Indeed, at the end of the "Fit Nation" article it infact is signed "Drew", whom I can only assume is the "admin" that posted it in "Fit
Nation" on 1/31/12. Please see below:
OPs sourced Fit Nation article
Power to the People! Not the Corporations!
We’re in this together,
This is what angers me about a movement that is rather near and dear to my heart. They can be at times just as sneaky and sly as the very
organizations they cry foul against so hard. Seems a bit hypocritical to me, to demand honesty and transparency only to fall victim to the very same
thing they are demanding of others. It discredits the whole movement, in my opinion. But then again... just as Whole Foods, USDA, Monsanto and the
rest... they have their agenda too. Shame on "Fit Nation" and the supposed 'author' of this article. Just my 2 cents.
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