Is being intimidating bad

by  |  05-Dec-2019 12:31

Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics–ruthless legal battles against small farmers–is its decades-long history of toxic contamination.

Two of the most popular and influential literary scholars in the U. are among those who wrote winning entries in the latest contest.

Judith Butler, a Guggenheim Fellowship-winning professor of rhetoric and comparative literature at the University of California at Berkeley, admired as perhaps one of the ten smartest people on the planet, wrote the sentence that captured the contests first prize. Bhabha, a leading voice in the fashionable academic field of postcolonial studies, produced the second-prize winner.

As usual, commented Denis Dutton, editor of Philosophy and Literature, this years winners were produced by well-known, highly-paid experts who have no doubt labored for years to write like this.

That these scholars must know what they are doing is indicated by the fact that the winning entries were all published by distinguished presses and academic journals.

Like many others in rural America, Rinehart knew of Monsanto’s fierce reputation for enforcing its patents and suing anyone who allegedly violated them. They fan out into fields and farm towns, where they secretly videotape and photograph farmers, store owners, and co-ops; infiltrate community meetings; and gather information from informants about farming activities.

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