Fear of big government and big business in food politics (warning: explicit)
by F. Bailey Norwood
Most food and agricultural debates have less to do with the science of agriculture and more to do with political ideologies that fear either big business (liberals) or big government (conservatives). These three clips demonstrate this.
Watch how how Stossel treats a politician with contempt, how Bill Maher depicts Monsanto as an evil villain, and how Pollan assures us that any food cooked by a corporation is bad for you and the cause of our major health problems.
Warning: Maher drops the F-bomb.
Stossel calls politician a cancer
Fox business news (2013)
A central part of my theory of Ag controversies is that one sides views politicians as a villain and the other side sees corporations as a villain. This clip depicts the anti government side.
Bill Maher on the corporation Monsanto
Bill Maher (2012)
A central part of my theory of Ag controversies is that one sides views politicians as a villain and the other side sees corporations as a villain. This clip depicts the anti corporation side. WARNING, F-bomb is dropped.
Michael Pollan on corporations
Comedy Central (2013)
Interview of Michael Pollan on ThenColbert Report discussing food corporations. He expresses a conventional argument of food activists that corporations are the major cause of non pathogen health problems.