Store Wars

The Organic Foods Trade Association has this terrific spoof on Star Wars, aimed at warning consumers about the "dark side of the farm", which for them of course are non-organic foods.  Meet Obi Wan Cannoli and Chew-broccoli. 

I am kindof neutral on the whole organic foods thing - while happy about the range of new choices available to consumers, organic proponents tend to have statist tendencies and seem all too quick to welcome government intervention to aid their cause and regulate away consumer choices they don't agree with.  I have never really been terrified by genetic manipulation of foods and I tend to group those who oppose irradiation of foods to reduce diseases as roughly equivalent to Luddites who oppose vaccinations.


UPDATE:  You can tell that many bloggers are geeks like me, by the number of Star Wars previews I have read.  There is a good one here at the Knowlege Problem, and predictably from Will Collier at Vodka Pundit.  A Small Victory is hosting the Carnival of the Force, a roundup of Star Wars posts.

REVIEW: I say the movie last night, and my review is here.


  1. A Small Victory:

    Carnival of the Force!

    Aside from my own geek blogging, there are a TON of bloggers out there joining me in having a raging Star Wars hard on this week. To put it bluntly. I'm going to try to track down all the posts...

  2. KurtP:

    I'd always thought of getting into "organic farming".
    Just think, you don't use fertilizer (man-made, anyway) or pesticides. Just sow it, let it grow and havest it and then sell it for twice the price of regular crops.....

    "Sweeeet" -Cartman

  3. markm:

    That's only if you manage to grow any crops that don't get eaten by bugs. I grew up on a small cherry farm. Chemical fertilizers were simply more convenient (and far less smelly) than dickering with one of our dairy farmer neighbors for some organic fertilizer, but without insecticides and fungicides there would have been few cherries that weren't moldy or scarred by bug bites - and other bugs would have been chewing the leaves off the trees, too. Forty acres of nothing but cherry trees is a highly unnatural condition that attracts all sorts of bugs and fungi that specialize in attacking cherries or cherry trees. And that is a tiny farm that was Dad's hobby, not his source of income. I don't think anyone was making a family living off of less than 320 acres anywhere around there, and think of how many more pests that big of a monoculture would attract.