Tips to help spot fake farming news, fake ag facts
How do you know if a website has truthful information about agriculture (or anything for that matter)? Here are some things to look out for:
Panera's ad campaign treats customers like idiots
Amidst a Twitter firestorm controversy this week is Panera Bread — caught in a mix of consumer anger and frustration. Many food companies change their practices to accommodate consumer concerns or requests. All that is fine and understandable. The problem is that sometimes these marketing tactics go too far to where it sends a very anti-science message. Panera Bread has earned a place in the Facepalm Hall of Shame for food companies that do a disservice to science and ag. Read more here.
Untrue vegan activist ad gets go-ahead in England
An ad campaign put together by vegan activists in England that claims "No Milk is Humane" was approved by the national advertising council over the objections of the English dairy industry, who called it completely baseless. Farmers say the way the ad describes how calves are taken from their mothers is completely inaccurate and sends the wrong message to consumers. Read more here.
Links to past stories
The opponents of modern agriculture range from the misguided environmentalists who rely on slogans rather than science to the increasingly militant animal rights organizations willing to bend (or, sometimes, break) laws to fulfill their radical agendas. CAFOS Watching CAFO Watchers exists to hold them accountable for their actions. No matter how loud they scream and yell, we still believe there are two sides (or more) to every story. If you want more updates, more often please click here to get our Facebook page updates. Help us stand up for the truth.