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Foodies, Get Thee to Occupy Wall Street


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Cal
- 1066 days ago - motherjones.com
Because Big Food makes Big Finance look like amateurs.



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Susanne R. (249)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 10:25 pm
Great article, Cal! I, like everyone else, knew that Wall Street was corrupt --but I didn't realize the scope and reach of that corruption until I read this article! It appears that a handful of large, powerful corporations have taken control of every product we need to live --successfully tossing aside any and all independent providers who got in their way or didn't "play ball" with them. And, of course, Wall Street had its greedy hand in the pot as well.

I'm glad that those who've had everything they've worked for taken away from them, and those who can't get ahead, and those who live from paycheck to paycheck or from unemployment check to unemployment check, are out there protesting! Big business is much too BIG and powerful, and our politicians are as happy as pigs wallowing in a puddle of their own waste to accept the big bucks that lobbyists are sending their way in return for their support.

We needed to Occupy Wall Street a long time ago! I'm glad the message is spreading like wildfire.
 

ellen m. (222)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 10:55 pm
Why the hell Smithfield got a bailout boggles my mind!
One thing I want to mention about Occupy Seattle..this is already on most peoples radar...so if its not homemade sandwhiches or food bank stuff, delivery pizza is the food of choice..but not from the big guys..two local, green pizzarias are doing their best to help the movement, and are making a profit at the same time.
I hated the fact that I bought flats of bottled water to take down there late at night, but they have to drink something, so I hope karma forgives me on that one!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 11:02 pm
Thank you.
 

Elle J. (279)
Monday October 17, 2011, 1:34 am
Noted! I went on to read the story regarding Spam...all 6 pages put out by Mother Jones. I wasn't as shocked as I might have been if I had been purchsing Hormel products. I don't and haven't for a long time. I felt that they were inferior and I have never had Spam in my life. I eat very little meat but that story was a real eye opener and I think everyone should take the time to read it. Be prepared! We think corporations, wall street,banks and politicians are sneaky...read this article and it stretches through all the food that we eat. I know everyone has heard of the genetically modified seeds from Monsanto...well there are others. I wonder when our government will wake up and do something about that! Republicans don't seem to care, let's try to convince the Democrats. Thanks for posting this!
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday October 17, 2011, 5:08 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Monday October 17, 2011, 6:33 am
Revealing, thank you Cal. This domination cannot but collapse beyond doubt, and hopefully soon, together with the US administration that is supporting it.

I have cross-posted in the group Global Alliance to Ban GMOs. If anyone wants to join our group, please click, here is the home page:

http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/BanGMOs
 

Carmen S. (611)
Monday October 17, 2011, 7:32 am
noted and thanks for posting this
 

Robyn M. (123)
Monday October 17, 2011, 8:48 am
Cal, Thank you for the informative read. Woke me up more than my coffee did this morning!! Yes big business, powerful corperations, politicians, Monsanto all they want to do is pull the strings and rule everything we do.
Yes! it is up to each and every one of us what we choose to eat! Turn your back on the Safeways, the IGAs, the Save On Foods, and the Wall Marts. Support your local Farmer's Market! The fruit and produce are fresh and you are supporting local farmers not greedy corporations. The food is fresher,and tastes better... no pesticides...hence itis healthier. It may cost a little more but I would rather spend the money than get sick from some poison that was sprayed on the vegetable that is banned in the country I live in and I can't even pronounce!!!(the poison not the country)
If you have a little room in your yard try a garden plot. Very thraputic, and a great hobby with benefits (you reap what you sow)! Cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, green onions are a good start and very easy to grow.
I now live in an apartment, facing south and grow tomatoes in the summer and as many herbs as possible.
Also for those who live in a city, search out a community garden plot. It is inexpensive, and a great way to meet people with similar interests!
I no longer eat meat, so my interest in vegetables is near the top of my list.
On Wall Street, the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer! The middle class has ended up paying for the rich...ahhh but guess what? The rich, the sneaky, sly bastards they are have managed to make the middle class disappear.... the middle class have now joined the ranks of the poor class!!
So what should we do???????? Stay on Wall Street, believe in our unity accross the board continue to strengthen in numbers, and let our voice be heard. It is then they will take notce and listen!
 

Faith Billingham (3)
Monday October 17, 2011, 12:16 pm
thanks for the article!
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday October 17, 2011, 1:11 pm
noted
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday October 17, 2011, 5:37 pm
Maybe take some Costco purchases to OWS? Peanut butter goes a long way. Good place to get rid of the excess zukes and tomatoes, apples, etc.
 

Andrea Connelly (94)
Monday October 17, 2011, 8:06 pm
It is Dickensian, but modern day, and on a much, much larger scale.
Human greed on an exponential level.
 

Bonnie B. (103)
Monday October 17, 2011, 8:35 pm
Thanks, Cal, great article! Just like Big oil, we subsidize Big Agra when we should help out small independent farmers and protect them from companies like Monsanto. Our country has just gotten so bass-ackwards!
 

june t. (65)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 12:21 am
noted. Would like to get a plot at the community garden to grow some of my own food, but they have a 3 year waiting list.
 

julia c. (42)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 10:56 am
very informative. very well said. thank you.
it can't last and we try to help in any little way. even the smallest thing like giving up almost completely soft drinks or any other processed food or trying to buy from the little guy when possible. we never go to fast food chains anymore.
meat is hard for many to give up and it can be compensated buy eating less of it and it being from known origine eco friendly. eggs and dairy too.
to eat better and not support this industry go to eatwell.com it may help.
 

Emily Drew (88)
Friday October 28, 2011, 11:23 am
Noted thank you!
 
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