Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

The Future of Food

by Ana Grarian

I should have posted yesterday. I had a topic all picked out and some good thoughts worked out for an essay and thenthe sh** hit the fan. I read a couple of newspaper articles on a lawsuit against a NYS industrial dairy farm -CAFO- . Here’s a link to one of them

The article may have been technically correct, but the information they received was incomplete. The plaintiff’s didn’t “lose” their case, it was dismissed. It was dismissed, because the courts were not allowed to consider any evidence before 2006, because the DEC had given the farm a free pass until then to fix their violations. That’s sort of like saying if you have a 10 day sticker to get your car inspected, your not liable for hitting someone because your brakes were bad – and you knew it.

The next thing that happened was that I watched “The Future of Food” on HULU.

Don’t waste your time reading me today. Go watch the movie.
Full length movie available to watch via computer on Hulu.

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Ken Carman
15 years ago

A common media error.

Was this one of those mega farms/chicken places?

I often wonder if we’re going to bring cases against people and organizations, then we owe both sides more than “dismissed.” If there were consequences either way, no matter what, we might see more justice and less lawsuits, legal action…

That’s probably… mostly… a good thing.

“Dismissed” is too often like an escape hatch for those not wishing to address an issue, or a possible criminal act. If it’s that important to go to court, then decision should be rendered.

Read the link, but dialup makes loading even U-tube pretty much useless these days. DJ made a suggestion I may follow… when I get a chance to pursue it.

15 years ago

Well put. And the link is a really good source. I’m glad you chose to write about this.

I’m sure your other choices will also be interesting and I look forward to reading more of your work.

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