Because this blog says so much better what I would want to say:
Originally posted on franklyrebekah:
I’m sorry. This is really long.
Okay, so, there was a time when in the mornings, after checking the headlines on the New York Times, I would head over to Jezebel and see what was happening in the world of women, as represented by feminists (some of them not so much) on Gawker’s payroll. It was a pretty good way to keep up on all the happenings surrounding that Susan G. Komen debacle, gave me a link to an amazing speech by Sandra Fluke, and strengthened my extreme dislike for Donald Trump (I previously hadn’t thought that particular strain of dislike could be strengthened but there you have it). In the last few months, however, I have found myself, for reasons I could not quite pinpoint, abandoning my daily visits to Jezebel. Maybe it was because of those damn “thighlights” that I found both hypocritical and gender-normative, maybe it was the Jezebel staff-writer who had a few drinks at my bar and was a total asshole, or maybe it was the fact that the site was straying from it’s gender-focus and moving more in the body-snarking, celebrity-obsessing, semi-women related fluff direction. Whatever the reason I didn’t have a particular aversion to Jezebel, more a feeling that we had just grown apart. Until, that is, I read an article titled “Everyone Just Shut Up About GMOs.”
I don’t know if all you readers actually know me but here’s a little background. I stopped eating meat when I was 11-years old because the texture grossed me out (still does!). As I grew older I started having moral objections to the way we in the United States raise and slaughter our animals for consumption. I don’t like the way we grow feed, the damage that concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) do to our environment, the lack of oversight of CAFOs and slaughterhouses at the state and federal level, the power the meat lobby has in Washington, the immunity that packaging plants seem to have to any regulation whatsoever, etc. I could go on for days, literally. This is not to say that you should stop eating meat or that I think any less of you if you do. Educate yourself, if you want to (I know some good places to start), or don’t. Your choice. My interest in food and agriculture just sort of spread out from there and, during my junior year in college, I became incredibly interested in genetically modified organisms. Over the last ten years or so, I have done quite a bit of reading on this topic so to come across an article on a relatively high-traffic site that was as poorly researched as this one was really infuriating. I am actually sort of convinced that the author was being paid. Let’s just look at some of Meagan Hatcher-Mays more…um…simple-minded points.