Category Archives: Opinion

Jaded? Disillusioned? Realistic?

If you are a follower of FED UP, you have probably noticed my entries have gotten sparser. Two main excuses: I got a new job that takes much of my time and energy, and I am a bit lost in … Continue reading

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I am fed up with…

Everything! Okay, not everything. That’s just shorthand, because I don’t know how to put my latest musings into words. I went to two events this week. One was a movie-dinner night at Uncommon Ground hosted by the Bioneers. The other … Continue reading

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I am fed up with…

Idolizing chefs. And I am not attacking chefs…per se. I am more upset about the consequences. We have made food – and more specifically – eating at certain restaurants a status symbol. You are cool if you have eaten at … Continue reading

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I am fed up with…

Capitalism. Many of the big food companies this week announced that they had to adjust their economic forecasts lower than what they originally calculated. The reason – the Affordable Healthcare Act. I am truly fed up with corporations bemoaning all … Continue reading

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I am fed up with…

Food waste. I have been managing the chef stage at a major trade show in Chicago for the last 9 days. 4 different chefs each day doing demos and each giving out at least 150 samples to the assembled crowd. … Continue reading

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I am filled up with…

Innovation. If you have been paying attention to the food movement of late, you know one of the issues is the scalability of local farming. In a perfect world, Walmart and the other big box supermarkets would source all of … Continue reading

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I am fed up with…

Fracking. Let’s use a bunch of harsh chemicals and water to deplete Mother Earth of even more natural resources. What could possibly be dangerous about tons of toxic water seeping into our farmland? And have we forgotten that natural gas … Continue reading

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I am fed up with…

the fractured food movement. Throw a rock and you will hit someone eating locally, eating organically, gardening at home, fighting Monsanto, composting, improving kids’ lunch programs, protesting GMOs. Lots of people are passionate about “good food” and there are lots … Continue reading

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I am fed up with…

the resistance to increasing the minimum wage. As if paying people $2 more is going to cause big companies to collapse under increased labor costs. You know the folks at the top of these companies are making too much money … Continue reading

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I am fed up with…

genetically modified anything. We are using viruses to break down the DNA of organisms to recode them. Viruses in our food! Restructuring nature! Shouldn’t we be more alarmed? Bookmark It Hide Sites

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