TIL in 2010, after the devastating earthquake, Haiti was provided by Monsanto 475 tons of seeds to help people who lost their sources of income. Haitians burned as many as possible because they were genetically modified.
This needs more context. The Monsanto seed was free, true, but required millions of dollars worth of Roundup to grow properly, (not free,) and one of the first genetic modifications allows Monsanto to produce seeds which will not produce fertile offspring. Haiti would have been desperate for seed next growing season. Several developing nations are essentially offer a barrel for Monsanto after taking “free” seed.
Haiti wasn’t stupid. They know colonizer tactics.
Yeah, Monsanto’s fucking evil, and it’s not “because GMO.” In this case it’s literally “you will be forced to buy seeds from us from now on in perpetuity, which we are hoping you’ll fall for under the guise of charity”
GMO crops get a bad rap BECAUSE OF MONSANTO. Fuck Monsanto.
The problem with GMOs isn’t “scary science put poisons in the crops!”, it’s that these seeds are often patented by incredibly evil corporations who want to take advantage of farmers by making them reliant on purchasing in their seeds every year. Seed saving has been the norm of agriculture for most of our history, and seed companies largely changed that (not just with GMOs, but GMOs are a large part of that) and convinced poor farmers that their methods were archaic and stupid and that their seeds + pesticides would save them.
Now we have farmers still going broke across the world, Monsanto suing farmers for saving seed or getting accidentally cross-pollinated, people getting cancers from the ingredients in products like Roundup (and Monsanto thoroughly covering it up by ghostwriting all the contrary evidence, lol) and people committing suicide because of how badly they’ve been screwed by these companies. Don’t trust any seed company that gives free sterile seeds en masse- they’re playing the long game.
it makes me so so angry knowing how terribly buzzfeed treats their employees and knowing that they are most definitely way underpaying ryan and shane for the amount viewership they’ve brought in with unsolved and how they’re absolutely going to fuck them over and make it so that if they ever want to leave buzzfeed they can’t take any part of the unsolved brand with them and will have to start from scratch. It’s so frustrating to see this happening in real time because ryan created buzzfeed unsolved as his own series that he has personally put so much hard work into from the start and made sure to make a QUALITY show and that’s why it has become so popular. He does so much research and writing work and also stars and voices almost every episode and he’s put so much of himself into it from day 1 that unsolved truly could not and can not exist without ryan bergara. And that’s why it makes me so nervous to see how bf has tried to branch out the “unsolved” brand in a bunch of weird unrelated directions, the number one reason being to capitalize on the unsolved name to get more views on other videos, but also to tie unsolved to buzzfeed as a specifically buzzfeed property rather than ryan’s property. Keep in mind that the “buzzfeed unsolved network” was launched just mere WEEKS before the try guys launched their own independent channel after leaving buzzfeed. I know this sounds like a tinfoil hat thing and that there are bigger problems in the world but to me it’s just so grossly obvious that after the try guys left buzzfeed and were able to successfully buy their own brand from bf to be independent creators, and ended up taking a huge fanbase with them, buzzfeed wanted to make sure that NEVER happened again and so have started trying to make “unsolved” a bigger buzzfeed brand (like tasty) that ryan and shane could never possibly buy for themselves and go independent with. And it’s also just so embarrassing the type of lazy content they’ve added to the channel to branch out and make it a buzzfeed brand. Like, look at this shit
almost everything on the unsolved network channel other than buzzfeed unsolved is clearly quickly-made, clickbait content with no other goals than getting more views and subscribers for the channel. They’ve also started posting stuff that is way more exploitative than anything that’s ever been on buzzfeed unsolved and is just trying to piggyback off the general popularity of the “conspiracy theory” genre and weird serial killer fandom stuff on youtube
anyway i know this is a long rant with 0 purpose other to say fuck buzzfeed and i just really hope ryan and shane are able to leave one day and take the really cool series they’ve created with them
They did leave!! Theyre starting their own youtube series and company!!
OH YO THIS IS HUGE
First the tryguys now Ryan and Shane good for them
i genuinely can’t think about millie bobby brown it depresses me so much that nobody seems to be looking out for this child. she’s been forced to grow up far too quickly (you can argue all you want that young girls are free to dress how they please and wear makeup if they want, but it’s ignorant to act like she hasn’t been pressured to grow up and look older than she is at a young age), overworks herself to the point of exhaustion (millie literally passing out in finn’s arms during scenes because they’re so much for her isn’t great acting, ti’s genuinely upsetting and concerning) and expected to provide for her entire family and carry a whole show and absolutely nobody seems to be looking out for her as much as they should. it doesn’t matter how talented or famous she is, she’s still a child and it’s horrifying that so many adults that are supposed to be in her corner have repeatedly let her down. she’s a child. she deserves to look and act like one.
in what world is this supposed to be something we praise? how is it not genuine cause for concern that A CHILD is overworking herself this much? why aren’t the adults who are supposed to be looking after her stepping in?
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