For a change the caps lock thingy is deliberate and not just the consequence of my nimble but inaccurate fingers dancing around on the keyboard.
For the last few days I have had the agressive manner in which some companies sell their products and/or services on my mind.
The beer manufacturer from South Africa, when starting up in Kenya used to run ‘tastings’ at the hotel where I stayed. Local people seemed quite cuffed to be invited to these sessions. I remember a few years ago being told by the top team there that they had lunch every day at a different restuarant, and if their beer was not available, got up, loudly complaining and left the restuarant. These tactics were rather a shock to the local restuaranteers.
Now reading about companies selling genetically modified seed for crops, their contract forbids the farmer (who PAYS for the seeds) to keep any from the crop and re-plant from seed-stock the following year. Totally denying the process farmers have utilised throughout history to use the seed-stock that works best for their environment, and that creates the best results for them. If one pooor farmer dares to keep seed, they are sued by the company. Once in, there is little or no escape for the farmers.
Now when the so-called insect resistant genetically modified cops have created newly resistant insects, they enforce that farmers must spray with specific pesticides at specific times (or else they can’t guarentee the crop success). Makes one wonder who owns who in the seed and pesticide market.
Then when all of this has caused illnesses (slowly being proven around the world) guess what? The company that makes the pesticides is also a drug company. I wonder who will be forcefully selling the ‘cure’?