Friday, July 1, 2016

Trouble in the Barnyard

Some days the Wall Street Journal gets it right, and today is one of those days. Two separate articles reveal the ridiculous lemming mentality of a certain type of person, often a Democrat but not always since there must be some who think for themselves. (My nephew-by-marriage Keith is clearly one of those, and I'd love to hear what he thinks of this.)

President of the food co-op had no comment.
A herd of holier-than-thou hippies who belong to the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn, NY are butting heads over whether or not to carry certain foods, not because of their nutritional value but because the companies behind those foods may hold political views and engage in practices that are deemed incorrect by the sheeplike lefties who graze there. It's gotten so bad that several longtime members have been banned for airing opposing views at a recent co-op meeting. I can just see them all now, the women decked out in their Birkenstocks and schlumpy dresses, the men in flip-flops and with long grey pony tails but bald on top, and of course all of them sporting Bernie buttons.

At issue was whether to carry SodaStream sparkling beverages since the company, based in Israel, once operated a now-defunct plant in the West Bank. These are the very same folks who think GMOs are bad for you, despite the fact that there is not one speck of evidence, scientific or otherwise, that they are, and in fact the only evidence that exists is that GMOs are healthier. The following is from today's WSJ Opinion page:

"Scientific and regulatory agencies around the world have repeatedly and consistently found crops and foods improved through biotechnology to be as safe as, if not safer than those derived from any other method of production. There has never been a single confirmed case of a negative health outcome for humans and animals from their consumption." - Letter sent to the Greenpeace environmental group and signed by more than 100 Nobel laureates and announced at a news conference yesterday

1 comment:

  1. 1) i love your picture! the best!
    2) i was once a proud member of the Park Slope Food Co-op . . . it was pretty much alota granola back then too
    3) are we in Britain? Dont we spell "practises" as "practices" here?