sssammich:

#okay so i know it’s hard to look away from anna kendrick #but can we take a minute to appreciate whatever the fuck rebel is doing here? #because LOL

sssammich:

#okay so i know it’s hard to look away from anna kendrick #but can we take a minute to appreciate whatever the fuck rebel is doing here? #because LOL

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The Vegan Quinoa "Superfood" Demand is Destroying Bolivia

otaachimow:

girljanitor:

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I actually kind of felt like this deserved a post on its own because I think not many people realize that the demand for quinoa, which provides a ridiculously expensive source of all the essential amino acids and central to the “new” vegan diet, is causing near anarchy in Bolivia as the prices get driven up and up.

According to one farmer quoted in the story, “Quinoa was always comida para los Indios [food for Indians.] Today it’s food for the world’s richest.”

Fights over territory previously considered worthless is now being fought over as prime land for growing the new cash crop, and have resulted in kidnappings, injuries, and bombings.

It’s also destroying the environment, since everyone is selling their llamas and planting quinoa instead, which is stripping the soil from overfarming and lack of llama poop for fertilizer.

I’m sick and tired of vegans claiming that their food exists in a vacuum. I mean, are these people THIS far removed from understanding that we all exist in nature? That your stupid fucking quinoa, your excuse to be more militant than ever, more elitist than ever, demanding everyone adhere to your dubious moral convictions, is destroying a country’s economy AND ecosystem? Because of a sudden, insatiable demand for their Indigenous peoples’ food?

Half the world’s quinoa supply is grown in Bolivia.


Also, this article doesn’t mention, but indigenous people were banned from growing quinoa for centuries by the Spanish because it was so connected to their spiritual traditions and ceremonies. They denigrated it as heathen Indian food. So the native people weren’t allowed to eat their own traditional food. And then suddenly white people want quinoa, so now the indigenous people are FORCED to make so much of it it’s destroying their country, but they STILL can’t eat it because it’s all expensive and produced for foreigners.

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questtrousers:

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jewsih:

Taylor swift date a lot of boy haha reblog please

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Did you know?

stfuconservatives:

stfusexists:

everyjoyitbrings:

collectivecrack:

White American males constitute only 33% of the population. Yet, they occupy approximately:

  • 80% of tenured positions in higher education
  • 80% of the House of Representatives
  • 80-85% of the U.S. Senate
  • 92%of Forbes 400 executive CEO-level positions
  • 90% of athletic team owners
  • 97.7% of U.S. presidents 

Good thing we solved sexism and racism u guise

But please tell us more about how affirmative action and equal pay laws are mean and unfair

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theimpossiblecool:

Springsteen.

theimpossiblecool:

Springsteen.

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urbanemenswear:

Bright accessories in Seoul

urbanemenswear:

Bright accessories in Seoul

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nickelcobalt:

guys emerald is the color of 2013 get on it
also black suede, so fetch

nickelcobalt:

guys emerald is the color of 2013 get on it

also black suede, so fetch

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Reblogged from nickelcobalt, 469 notes, December 7, 2012

"Society has put up so many boundaries, so many limitations on what’s right and wrong that it’s almost impossible to get a pure thought out. It’s like a little kid, a little boy, looking at colors, and no one told him what colors are good, before somebody tells you you shouldn’t like pink because that’s for girls, or you’d instantly become a gay two-year-old. Why would anyone pick blue over pink? Pink is obviously a better color. Everyone’s born confident, and everything’s taken away from you."

Kanye West (via effectuating

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