Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Love at first sight

"Stonyfield Farm is slapping its familiar cow logo on more than just containers of yogurt these days. The New Hampshire-based organic food maker is one of more than 50 local companies to lend its corporate name to a political lobbying campaign aimed at persuading Congress to support climate and energy legislation on Capitol Hill.

The green-friendly businesses — including many young tech companies not yet household names — are the regional face of a multimillion dollar lobbying effort aimed at key senators across the country. Their effort is backed by some of the world’s most recognizable consumer brands and Fortune 500 companies, and guided by experienced political hands with deep connections to the Obama and Clinton administrations."

The article forgets to mention that Stonyfield was bought by Danone many years ago and is not a "local" company anymore. Capital meets capital: love at first sight. And that is exactly the problem with climate change action: neutral, apolitical, not a social justice least not this kind of climate change lobbying.

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