Sorry, I couldnt resist

Mike Goodman (lax@darkwing.uoregon.edu)
Wed, 21 May 1997 14:43:44 -0700 (PDT)

one more stab at the "Famous People's is Good" hypothesis. . .

ahh yes. . .but can we build a movement for change on the "cult of
consumption", be it "green" consumption, which is running rampent through
out both Europe and the US? What is missed by not attempting to fundimenatally
address the politics of PRODUCTION and, instead, promote the passivity of
"consumption to change the world", and in this case, "consumption to alter
how the agro-food system in general is structured"? Surely this is
absolutely limited in scope, scale, and the ability to affect change and
address pressing issues like gender and labour relations in the larger
political economy of the increasingly global agro-food system. Ok. . .off
the soap box.

Mike Goodman
Geography Department
University of Oregon