I take a look at the controversy over Lean Finely Textured Beef or as the radical foodies would call it “pink slime”.
I believe many of these attempts to influence food choices by the “masses” has turned into THE INTENTIONAL RAISING OF FOOD PRICES SO AS TO LIMIT “CHOICES” BY LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME PEOPLE.
It is a radical agenda by vegans, vegetarians, radical “local” and “organic” “foodies” to destroy commercial production agriculture. To some it is a religion to them. These people are also going out of their way to target women.
Commercial Agriculture may have to stop playing nice and use their tactics against them. Which would be to copy the “Rules for Radicals” playbook from Saul Alinsky and isolate and destroy them. This is also a clash of cultures.
Their choices (radical foodies) are their choices but leave the rest of us alone and don’t force your views on us.
We can do all the know your farmer know your food campaigns, but we will never win over the radicals. These radicals re-define the terms, law, and language to fit their needs. Commercial Production Agriculture and the way all of mainstream agriculture has communicated for years may not work anymore. We (ag communicators) do not want to upset anybody, we want full access to everybody, and we play way too nice.
I also discuss the new American elite and how they grow up and live isolated from the rest of America. These “super” zip codes where these people with tremendous wealth and influence live do not understand anything about how a lot of things are done. But, it does not matter, they want it their way. And, they suffer from “elite guilt” that everybody else should have “it” that way too.
Hopefully Commercial Production Agriculture will figure out it is in the fight of its life (that includes you grain farmers too). And commercial production agriculture will be able to defeat these radical foodies and their attempts to limit choices of food through any means available to them. Including the radical foodie’s policies pricing food out of the reach of many of the consumers in America.