Don’t drink the water, and don’t eat the beef. Don’t go to Chick-fil-A, but DO give ’em a high-five for their recent move against antibiotic resistance. New research links food prices to diabetes risk for low-income consumers, Idaho strives towards ag-gag ugliness, and farmers sue each other over genetic contamination. Meanwhile, genies with name-tags reading ‘GMO awareness’ and ‘plant-based health’ escape irretrievably from bottles. Read all about it: get your weekly food news fix here!
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Chick-fil-A has come under fire in the past few months after company owner Dan Cathy’s homophobic remarks brought to light that the company has donated millions of dollars over the past few years to anti-gay organizations. Now, Chick-fil-A executives says the company is going to stop giving money to these groups and promise equal treatment to all employees, regardless of sexual orientation.
Bigotry, Chicken, and Capitalism: Implications of the Chick-Fil-A Controversy on the Politics of Food
Chick-fil-A’s conspicuous homophobia and anti-gay bigotry prompted protests and boycots all over the country this week, by LGBT and progressive activists. On Wednesday the fast food chain also saw record sales, as fellow bigots flocked in droves to support the chain’s anti-gay policies during ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.’ By galvanizing both the progressive community and right-wing homophobes to ‘vote their dollar,’ has the controversy opened a Pandora’s box of conscious consumerism and corporate accountability? Here’s hoping!
In case the factory farmed meat and those frankly terrible Eat More Chikin ads weren’t enough to keep you from visiting Chick-Fil-A, the chain’s owner has officially come out against gay marriage.
Chicken (aka Chikin) and kale are easy to confuse, aren’t they? Well, Chick-fil-A seems to think so, and seems to be a bit threatened by small-time farmers encroaching upon its market. OK, the details: Bo Muller-Moore has been creating eco-friendly t-shirts with the slogan “EAT MORE KALE” on them for over 10 years. Chick-fil-A is […]