"We Need Gov't To Insure The Public Good!"

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I always wonder how far those who make such statements really drill down into gov't to see the reality beyond the surface illusions?

    Here's just a tip of the iceberg of what they will find. Regulatory capture at it's best!

    Thus begs the question, is regulation about protecting the public interest or is it about protecting the corp/cartel interest?

  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Monsanto is the evil enemy of all organic, specialty growers.
  3. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Some of those organic farmers are fighting back too!
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Hubby brought home organic mini carrots by mistake. I like mini carrots steamed & buttered. They were awful!! Different taste, different texture....hated them. I don't buy anything organic.

    Some people I know that work in the food business say organic is the worst as far as food safety is concerned.
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    No doubt about that ... in the short term.

    In the long run which is better is in doubt.
  6. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Since you like films, google "The World According to Monsanto"

    Good film and check out Food Inc too.

    I've been doing hydroponics (working a nice lettuce crop now) and I'm hooked into a seed co-op and Monsanto is really turning up the heat on this approach. Even Whole Foods is caving to Monsanto.
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Gee. I never​ would have guessed you did hydroponics. :winks:
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

  9. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    So the contradictions continue:

    So we got change in Jan. 2009'? Think again cupcake!

    Nothing like the illusion of regulatory oversight when the real game is regulatory capture and competition control!