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By now everyone’s heard of “fake news.” But there’s another equally insidious form of journalism: fake opinions.
Fake opinions are opinion pieces, or op-eds, published under the name of someone who purports to be an “independent” scientist, expert or academic, but who is actually spreading propaganda for companies like Monsanto—and usually being paid to do it.
Henry I. Miller, a well-known mouthpiece for Monsanto, is a master of fake opinions.
And Newsweek just published his latest.
We love natural food co-ops.
Natural food co-ops usually do a good job of stocking organic and avoiding GMO, pesticide-drenched and factory-farm food.
So, we were surprised to learn that, even after we revealed that Ben & Jerry’s contained potentially dangerous levels of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, there were still a significant number of natural food co-ops selling Ben & Jerry’s.
Do you buy organic eggs?
If so, we hope you buy them from a local farmer or from a grocery store that stocks “pasture-raised” organic.
If not, the hens that laid your organic eggs were probably confined at the rate of three chickens-per-square-ft. of floor space, in a huge poultry barn housing hundreds of thousands of birds. Those birds likely never set foot outdoors, much less saw the light of day.
Most consumers think of organic food as being better for their health, and organic farming being better for the environment. But there’s another good reason to support organic food and farming: It’s better for rural economies and communities.
TAKE ACTION: Ask your member of Congress to help regenerate rural economies by co-sponsoring H.R. 4671, the Organic Farmers Access Act.
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