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How come there are no pro-"Paleo" food lobbyists/activists?

Answered on November 18, 2013
Created November 17, 2013 at 7:22 PM

For a demographic such as the Paleo/healthy eating community, how come these people aren't focusing on improving the state of food for everyone? (By activism I don't mean having an online blog that details your eating habits.)

How come Paleo folks don't have someone that's as determined to fight the good fight as this person: http://30bananasadaysucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/threats2.jpg?aa4864

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on November 18, 2013
at 12:35 AM

Yes. Indeed, India's independence came through sheer violence.

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on November 18, 2013
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If you had been buying grass fed meat since 2006, you would know what I mean. If it becomes mainstream, beef carcasses are going to be $6/lb.

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on November 17, 2013
at 11:14 PM

Huh? No idea what you mean by the last 50% of this comment.

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on November 17, 2013
at 07:41 PM

anything of any real systemic value was brought about through violence. Lack of bread creates violence, so no, ideas do not create conditions, conditions create ideas that change the world.

Take Hegel, spin him on his head and you get scientific materialism, thus you get an accurate method to analyse society.

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on November 17, 2013
at 07:30 PM

No. Grassroots activism is how most progressive things get accomplished nowadays.

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on November 18, 2013
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Joel Salatin seems to be a force in all types of foods we like. His methods are taught and highly duplicated all over, he didn't invent but he sure spreads the word. He is not PaleoMan flying around in a cape however.

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on November 18, 2013
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>>>>How come there are no pro-"Paleo" food lobbyists/activists?<<<< What group or company would reap an economic benefit to such lobbying?

Farm lobbyists benefit agri-business. Drug industry lobbyists benefit drug companies. Tobacco lobbyists benefit cigarette industry.

Who would benefit from paleo lobbying? Is there a sufficient mass of $$'s to be controlled / captured by a specific group, such that, enlisting the efforts of lobbyists would be economically viable?

Simplify the analysis, who benefits? Follow the money.

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on November 18, 2013
at 12:46 AM

@manelsen

Actually, communist and nationalist guerrilla's were attacking british supplies and rioting and organising mass strikes, their pressure was a large reason why the British government had to interact at all with the pacifist movement.

Also, I said systemic change, people in India are just as poor today as they ever were, the caste system is still just as completely awful and the rich are just as controlled by foreign interests as they ever were.

Colonialism to neo colonialism is not a systemic change, the same as comprador capitalist modes of production were not meaningful system improvements on feudal systems, their growth is still stunted, their economies manipulated and their masses kept as slaves on a global unfree market.

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on November 17, 2013
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@FishGelatin

anything of any real systemic value was brought about through violence. Lack of bread creates violence, so no, ideas do not create conditions, conditions create ideas that change the world.

Take Hegel, spin him on his head and you get scientific materialism, thus you get an accurate method to analyse society.

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on November 18, 2013
at 12:35 AM

Yes. Indeed, India's independence came through sheer violence.

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on November 17, 2013
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In regard to lobbyists, Cargill has a lot of infrastructure in feedlots, corn syrup, and other goodies. Not going to happen. In regard to activists, it is not a good idea to drive up the price of some foods, so that you will be priced out of it.

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on November 18, 2013
at 12:31 AM

If you had been buying grass fed meat since 2006, you would know what I mean. If it becomes mainstream, beef carcasses are going to be $6/lb.

D371623b5671d11fa678b201ff23442b

on November 17, 2013
at 11:14 PM

Huh? No idea what you mean by the last 50% of this comment.

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on November 17, 2013
at 07:25 PM

Because being a food activist makes you as bad as people who protest comedy clubs because patrice oneal makes a rape joke.

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on November 17, 2013
at 07:30 PM

No. Grassroots activism is how most progressive things get accomplished nowadays.

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