At several points in the panel she not only interrupted and corrected other panelists (who, by the way, most likely had their own “truths” to share), but she also called out the representative attending the conference for Monsanto about GMO corn, among other topics.
Just observing the Food Babe in action left me conflicted about the very title of the panel—“Turning Food Ethics into Action.”
If you are a blogger and you have a point-of-view, I think that’s great. You want to share vegan recipes, or promote Paleo or gluten-free (GF) or the Atkins diet—more power to you. I support that—in fact my best friend has celiac disease and so I myself read GF blogs searching for recipes to cook when she comes over.
But I also think that people should, in some regards, either do their research or stick to what they know. There’s a reason that I don’t write about feed conversions or PEDv—because that’s not my area of expertise. I stick to communications and advocacy (and some days I even wonder if I know and understand that!!).
With power comes responsibility, and if you build up a loyal, dedicated and engaged following, then in my mind you have the ethical obligation to wield that power for good, instead of evil.
Well, and to check your facts.
Next week, I’ll share an example this woman gave regarding her campaign against Subway. You’ll be shocked at how her interest began and how it has evolved.
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