Monday, March 23, 2009

The Obama inspired food and farming: real change?

"Although unit sales of organic food have leveled off and even declined lately, compared with a year earlier, the mood among those crowded into the conference room was upbeat as they waited for a private screening of a documentary called "Food Inc." — a withering critique of agribusiness and industrially produced food. They also gathered to relish their changing political fortunes under the administration of President Barack Obama.

"This has never been just about business," said Gary Hirshberg, chief executive of Stonyfield Farm, the maker of organic yogurt. "We are here to change the world. We dreamt for decades of having this moment."" (Thanks Yaz)

What Gary forgets to tell us is that the organic Stoneyfield is owned by giant company Danone. Check this earlier post.

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