I know that there are a lot of great people out there. But, all you have to do is google enron tapes and listen to some of the phone conversations of the "powers that be" at Enron. Logic would have to suggest that there are at least some people in power and in food production that are of the same mindset.
I know that there are a lot of great people out there. But, all you have to do is google enron tapes and listen to some of the phone conversations of the "powers that be" at Enron. Logic would have to suggest that there are at least some people in power in the food production industry that are of a similar mindset.
Last edited by spicegirl; 06-22-2013 at 12:33 AM.
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I was just talking to the farmer who supplies our beef and lamb about his business. He sounds like a pretty savvy capitalist, but one of his top objectives is to bring quality food to his community. He acknowledged that he sometimes made choices that cost him money in pursuit of that objective and he seemed to just accept that as the cost of an ethical business. While that attitude is not uncommon among small businesses, I don't see it catching on with big business. I think capitalism can be beautiful at the bottom. I doubt there's any way to make it beautiful at the top.
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I think a lot of people think the food pyramid is bull. But rather than flip it upside-down like we do they just toss it out and have pizza and donuts.
I think this is all a combination of conspiracy and not conspiracy, both planned and unplanned.
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Lets face it, as long as so much bad food tastes so good, there is gonna be a market for it......people have to be motivated to WANT to put good stuff in.....and "capitalism at the top" will always be trying to keep that from happening.
You know, it's not like we have actual capitalism.
In real, live capitalism, corn and soy wouldn't be subsidized and so freaking cheap to use.
In real, live capitalism, laws wouldn't be put in place specifically to keep the smaller producers out.
In real, live capitalism, I would be able to buy things like raw milk if I chose to do so without breaking any laws.
What we have in most of the free world is not real live capitalism, it's a government sponsored economy.
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Big agribusiness would love it if everybody who still knows how to cook forgot how.