First we took their corn to make our ethanol, now we’re eating their lunch

You can eat your Quinoa, or save the life of a starving Incan child. Now chow down!

You can eat your Quinoa, or save the life of a starving Incan child. Now chow down!

Demand for Quinoa pushes its price past poor Bolivian’s budgets.

It’s Michelle Obama’s and Whole Food mommies’ favorite grain, although I had never heard of the stuff until the First Lady and some Greenwich housewife fed it to children during a White House junk food picnic.  And it doesn’t stop at corn, quinoa or Chilean long tooth sea bass, either: western foodies want everything.

Soya, a foodstuff beloved of the vegan lobby as an alternative to dairy products, is another problematic import, one that drives environmental destruction. Embarrassingly, for those who portray it as a progressive alternative to planet-destroying meat, soya production is now one of the two main causes of deforestation in South America, along with cattle ranching, where vast expanses of forest and grassland have been felled to make way for huge plantations.

Just sayin’.

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4 responses to “First we took their corn to make our ethanol, now we’re eating their lunch

  1. Will you publish the list and map of these users ?

  2. another stb 4 me

    My 2 cents: Why does the press care about this pseudo intellectual, unfeminine (compared to other african american women like Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union) and terminally unfashionable FLOTUS? It probably makes them feel better about themselves to torture us with the petty details of this ungracious awkward woman. Say what you may about BHO, affirmative action does not get you the presidency of the Harvard Law Review. Bring back Vera Baker…she was easier on the eyes.

    • Peg

      another: she is the wife of The One. Ergo, all she does is amazing and incredible – and anyone who is at all critical must have been a slave master in a former life.

      Using rationality about any of all this is an exercise in futility.