Food and Farm

Amanda Zaluckyji, New MacDonald

March 27, 201513 min
A group called Only Organic, representing some of the largest organic food companies in the country recently posted a video on their web site and on YouTube called “New MacDonald.” As you might imagine, the video vilifies conventional agriculture – Old MacDonald, depicting it as solely profit driven and environmentally destructive. It incorporates all the unfounded claims about conventional ag while extolling the undocumented virtues of alternative food production. Blogger Amanda Zaluckyji spearheads a group called Team Ag, which is petitioning Only Organic to take down the video which, in Team Ag’s terms, is “…nothing more than a fear-mongering attack ad on hard working farm families.”

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