February 2013

Superbowl spikes interest in Pepsi boycott

Meanwhile, human trafficking goes largely unnoticed.

When I received an email about how important it is to boycott Pepsi because of its unhealthy influence on America and the company’s backing of genetically engineered foods, I couldn’t help but scowl. It’s not that I don’t think that boycotts are important, or that genetically engineered foods may be dangerous; I know other nations have imposed boycotts or even bans on GE foods, which should set off a warning signal for us Americans.

But when it comes to the many issues around the grotesque Super Bowl—the hero worship of violence, the gross commercialism and insane amount of money wasted while so many go homeless and hungry, and yes, the sexist and racist ads during the game—I think there is one issue that stands above all the rest, and that is human trafficking.