I just happened upon this youtube video this morning. It was one of those all too rare serendipitous moments that, when they happen, assure me all is right with the world. I knew immediately I had to post it and give this guy some props.
We have in this piece Mr. Jeff Holiday, the quintessential dread locked Eugene resident, the stereotype personified of the 60s Oregon flower child that persists today. If you aren’t familiar with what I’m talking about, Eugene is the home of the University of Oregon, land of the Ducks, and it has always had a certain reputation. I attended this university, lived in Eugene for over two years and can attest to the pervasive western hippie vibe – the crystals, the hemp, the waft of patchouli, the New Age spiritualism, the Birkenstocks. I lived it. It was that way before I ever got there in the early 80s and it remains that way today.
So anyway, here is this guy who upon first sight evokes the uber-liberal-bleeding-heart-occupy-Eugene-Monsatan-corporations-are-evil activist. Right?
Holiday exposes the anti-GMO propaganda machine in a way I’ve not seen before. Among other unique points of view, he brilliantly points out how this activist movement is doing the very thing it accuses Big Food and Ag of doing – seeking to deny choice.
Please enjoy this breath of utterly fresh air. Watch it all. You’ll appreciate how he ends it.
And if you get a chance, see it on youtube and leave a comment for Jeff.