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As a longtime writer and activist campaigning for decades on food and farming concerns, most lately Prop 37, the California Ballot Initiative to label genetically engineered foods, I am reminded daily of the allure, indeed the addictive pleasure, of single-situation organizing. Despite the continuous aggravation of being the underdog in a David versus Goliath battle, it really is excellent to have an avocation, not to mention a paying job, fighting Monsanto and its minions.
It really is immensely gratifying to thoroughly realize, backward and forward, an situation like genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or organic agriculture
It is stimulating to read and share dozens of articles and emails each day in my region of experience, to keep in touch with other foodies working in the “get nearby,” “get organic” movement across the continent. It really is ego boosting to see my name, or my organization’s name in print, and to see thousands of “shares” and “likes” on Facebook.
Let me tell you. There is absolutely nothing greater than hanging out with the activist fish in our small pond. Nothing at all far more satisfying than fighting the good fight, even if the poor guys usually appear to win.
Or is there?