Here we have a beautiful hybrid anti-science specimen made up of one part anti-GMO propaganda and one part pro-meat/anti-clean meat propaganda. Opposition to the Impossible burger makes some strange bedfellows. On the one hand, you have the meat industry that is deeply invested in its downfall/non-acceptance. But there’s also the anti-GMO crowd which can oftenContinue reading “Anti-Impossible Burger Propaganda”
Category Archives: Rhetorical techniques
Anti-Clean Meat Propaganda
Techniques: Appeal to Emotion: Fear and Disgust Appeal to Nature. Appeal to Chemicals: Oh no! Long science words! Appeal to Number of Ingredients. Misleading Comparison: They describe clean meats in terms of their chemical constituents but don’t do this for beef. If we described beef in terms of its chemical constituents it would sound justContinue reading “Anti-Clean Meat Propaganda”
This is an embarrassingly transparent example of pro-dairy/anti-nut milk propaganda. List of techniques Appeal to chemicals Appeal to nature Appeal to emotion Fear & Disgust (Ermergerd! Things are made out of chemicals!) Misleading comparisons E.g, “Real milk” without listing the chemical compounds that make up milk vs listing the chemical compounds that constitute pea beverage.
Right to Try Law and Anti-Science Shenanigans
[N]early every time I write about right-to-try, I remark sardonically that opposing right-to-try is perceived by most people the same way as opposing mom, apple pie, and the American flag—or worse, wanting to kill mom, defile apple pie, and shred the American flag. Again, I exaggerate, but not by much. — David Gorski. Background: The basic ideaContinue reading “Right to Try Law and Anti-Science Shenanigans”