It makes more sense than you think.
Are being spayed by farmers, not planes.
Silencing the Scientist: Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta
We speak with scientist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.
I hope I’m not the first person to tell you that Tropicana orange juice would be flavorless without the help of a New Jersey perfume company. It probably all made sense 40 or 50 years ago when food and brands were manufactured in similar ways. But over the last 50 years, the core philosophy of corporate branding has shifted from “the story that you tell” to “the promise that you keep.” Tropicana never evolved.
The most common anti-vegan argument.
This is why I believe we are seeing the spread of vegan diets, documentaries encouraging people to go vegan, and a growing consciousness in general about plant based diets. Why not abolish factory farming of animals, and employ our top scientific minds to come up with humane alternatives (such as small scale, organic, mixed farms, which another poster mentioned)? The reason (I believe) this isn’t happening, and there’s such a recent push towards going vegan, is that the powers-that-be are well aware of veganism’s impact on health. They want us compliant and easily controlled – veganism provides a perfect means for them to do so.