The Allure of Anti-Intellectualism

The Allure of Anti-Intellectualism

The Allure of Anti-Intellectualism

HAWAIIFARMERSDAUGHTER

/ September 16, 2016 /

Tonight I decided to attend the “Ethics of Eating” sponsored by the Center for Food Safety and featuring Vani Hari, the Food Babe. It was a free event held at the University of Hawaii thanks to a Dr. Robert Perkinson, an American Studies professor, who helped to get this event a venue at the Architecture School Auditorium. I wanted to hear what this “food activist” had to say and see what kind of people attend these events.

I got there with my friend, Sarah, at 5 pm to check out the True Food Market held out in the courtyard. I decided to wear my March Against Myths I love GMO shirt to distinguish that I wasn’t a true believer. I did get some odd looks but no one approached us which told me the anti-GMO emotional tones must be settling down a bit.

In order to get something to eat, you had to pay $5 to get a bunch of tickets for various vegan foods. I didn’t think that there would be food, so I had gotten a plate lunch from L&L BBQ prior. Not realizing that the event was vegan, I still sat there and ate that piece of unethical, Monsanto grain raised, industrial piece of chicken and some GMO macaroni salad. It smelled delicious but I bet it raised some eyes in the crowd smelling it. I already started the evening showing how unethical I eat apparently.

Visit: https://hawaiifarmersdaughter.com/2016/09/16/the-allure-of-anti-intellectualism/ to read the full article.

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