[Marxism] A Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Under Socialism

DW dwaltersmia at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 18:11:49 MDT 2019


Ecomodernist??? Me thinks our vaunted Moderator is eating too much fast
food. From the article:

"A more equitable and democratic food system would also have to transform
the modern factory-farming and meat industries, known for their cruelty
<https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/06/whole-foods-gap-factory-farm-sweet-stems-peta-mackey>
to workers and animals alike, as well as for wreaking havoc on the climate.
Up to 57 percent of all greenhouse-gas emissions stem
<https://www.lexiconoffood.com/image/how-does-industrial-food-system-contribute-climate-crisis>
from the global food system, and the International Panel on Climate Change
has warned
<https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/agribusiness-and-climate-change-how-six-food-industry-giants-are-warming-planet>
that industrialized countries must reduce greenhouse emissions by up to 40
percent below 1990 levels to avoid
<https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/08/if-we-fail> climate devastation."

Hardly "econmodernist". The article is an attack on the fast food
industry's labor standards. "Ecomodernism" can now be used by anyone to
mean anything. Ugh. The review  in Jacobin is ok to good. I think he should
of spent some time on the issue of animal cruelty more and issues with "Big
Agriculture" since fast foods play such an important role in the
Imperialist commodity markets for things like soy beans. Also, he's wrong
about Popeyes. Everyone know In-and-Out Burger is the preimier "best" fast
food in the US!

David Walters



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