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Tag: conscious consumerism

Why is the Government Pushing GMOs?

The government has had a hand in marketing the least healthy foods for decades. This pro-GMO program isn’t much different from the USDA checkoff programs that promote meat and dairy to consumers.

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!