13 Apr '11, 4am

Lessons on the food system from the ammonia-hamburger fiasco via @grist

Haha. I second MSkelly. I read a lot of Grist articles and tend to try to avoid comment boards, but sometimes it's just too bizarre to pass up. I'm sure a great many of us have read enough of these kinds of reports to instantly know we would find something like this down here: "Oh, you would have us not eat meat, right Tom?? Some of us can't afford meat without ammonia! Did you ever think of THAT?" And surprise, surprise - ATUI it is! (Hint: Yes, you real manifestation of my straw man, Tom almost certainly thought of it.) But what I didn't expect was such a succinct response that outlined what's really going on in that terribly predictable and obviously fucked-up argument. Thanks, EndGMO, for making this one especially entertaining. An interesting additional question to consider might also be: Why exactly do we see so many people like ATUI feeling the need to defend the an...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2010-01-05-cheap-food-ammoni...

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