Soda Doesn’t ‘Feed the World’

Soda Doesn’t ‘Feed the World’

Coca-Cola has a new ad in which a young girl wishes to grow a garden for the whole world. Then, as a grown woman who works for Coca-Cola, she says that she’s fulfilling that dream. The phrase “feed the world” is one that should always be questioned,...
Putting Free Speech Out to Pasture

Putting Free Speech Out to Pasture

Hard experience teaches that biotech companies, chemical corporations, and other agribusiness giants have no sense of respect for Mother Nature. Now, Rick Friday has learned they have no sense of humor either. Friday, a lifelong Iowa farmer, also happens to be a...
These Billboards Have Eyes

These Billboards Have Eyes

OK people, we need to discuss billboards. Yes, we really must. At best, these giant corporate placards are problematic — they loom garishly over us, clutter our landscapes, and intrude into our communities with no respect for local aesthetics or preferences. Now,...
A Sweet Tax

A Sweet Tax

As Americans prepare to meet this year’s April 18 deadline to file our taxes, there’s talk of taxes across the Pond, too. Great Britain just passed a tax on sugary drinks. Unlike similar measures in Mexico and Berkeley, California, the British version may lead...
NBA: The National Billboard Association?

NBA: The National Billboard Association?

Billboards must be living creatures, for they appear to propagate like breeding rabbits. They spread everywhere, growing to enormous sizes while shouting corporate messages at us. Some even watch and track us with their digital eyes. Now, though, rather than...
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