Saturday, February 7, 2009

Follow the Money

News item, Feb. 5, 2009:
Kmart issues recall due to salmonella risk
(Chicago Sun-Times)

Feb. 1, 2009:
Salmonella-tainted peanut products spark public fury
(Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Jan. 22, 2009:
In peanut-salmonella outbreak, 125-plus products recalled

Commentary, Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 6, 2009.
"America's food supply has never been safer."
by David Martosko
(David Martosko is the director of research for the Center for Consumer Freedom, which is supported by restaurant and food comapnies.)
Remarkably, Martosko did not even allude to the peanut panic. His column (which should have been a letter to the editor) was a criticism of the organic food movement, which he derided as "misguided activism and food snobbery." In it, he also praised President Obama for not -- so far at least-- caving in to the demands of food snobs and organic activists. He then says it is "time for all of us to recognize the 'food revolution' movement for what it really is: a gourmet coup d'etat."

"Coup d'etat"? Language snob.


Tracy H. said...

Great post! The Chicago Tribune published this piece of garbage, too.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the version published in the Trib did mention the peanut recall. And it noted that organic products have been recalled too. I guess the Sun-Times edited that part out. Too bad.