Some radical activist organizations have weaponized the Endangered Species Act against the EPA’s pesticide registrations — doing more damage than not in terms of the science.
With millions of people consuming cookbook author Bobby Parrish’s misinformation, Farm Babe had to send an open letter to FlavCity.
Twitter can also be viewed as a necessary evil by the media, celebrities and politicians. It’s the same thing with involving agricultural activists.
It’s already happened with items like soda, and the way public opinion is headed, a meat luxury tax (or sin tax) isn’t out of the question.
Even as Fair Oaks was condemned across many parts of social media, there were also many defenders in the wake of an undercover abuse video.
Regardless of whether you think an activist attack will happen to you or not, this is the world we now live in, and you need to make sure you are prepared.
Those who most need to hear our message are the people least likely to realize they don’t know everything about the topic.
As farmers, I think we’ve heard it all. From drenching fields in chemicals to factory farming, there is so much misinformation out there about what happens on today’s farms. Nowadays the average person is six generations removed from farm life — and even in our own backyards, rural communities can be guilty of spreading misinformation. […]
In the face of science, innovation, and humanity, something has to be done to raise awareness on how destructive ag activists can be.