Et tu Wendy’s?

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Black Bean Sliders
Picture by Walkingfox

 

Just as I was beginning a post this morning about a new product that makes my heart sing, bam the door slammed shut on me.

You see in my mail today, was a nifty story about a new Black Bean Burger being introduced at a select number of Wendy’s in Ohio.

But, regretfully when I started reading it, there was also a side story, that pointed to a quite unhappy situation.

It would seem that the about to become newest favorite eatery, Wendy’s, is embroiled in a mess over wages, with ugly insults being hurled, indicating that they may have participated in what amounts to slave labor with their employees.

Now, if the idea of a Black Bean Burger is new to you, please let me share this, my best friend at UCLA was married to the Manager of one of their top Campus eating places and he delighted in letting me know each week when he made them, knowing full well that I hated meat and loved this culinary treat.

I never did learn all of the ingredients of this delicious, decadent burger, but had been a huge fan of Black Beans for many years, so never cared a whole lot about what he put into them.

Moving to Florida basically closed the door on all of my favorite California vegetarian eating places, as I soon learned that they were not high on anyone’s totem pole here.

So, not willing to eat the Morning Star veggie burgers made with soy beans that have been processed with Hexane, a known carcinogen and pretty much a toxin/pesticide, I had given up hope.

That was until a few months ago, when shockingly I found a new Black Bean Burger from a previously unknown Company, at our local Wal-Mart.

Bringing it home was a challenge, as Walkingfox is not huge on doing without meat.

Surprise, he liked them and has become a fan, of sorts.

But being out on a shopping or other trip and hoping to find one was not to be, at least not here.

So, you can imagine my delight this morning seeing/reading this story about Wendy’s.

Joy quickly turned to sorrow, after reading that they are having similar salary and wages problems  with their employees as Waffle House is.

Right now the delectable Black Bean Burgers are only being tested in Ohio, near Wendy’s Corporate offices, but it looks like that may change quickly judging from the public responses to them.

Now if they can only get their employee/wages issues fixed, Wendy’s may yet become a new place to eat on the run.

And, if they don’t, then, as with Waffle House, we will not be dining there any time soon either.

So, dear Wendy’s, please treat your employees right, pay them right and this may after all, be only a rhetorical question, et tu Wendy’s?

 

Places to learn more:

Amid Call for Boycott, Concerns Rise That Eating at Wendy’s Supports Slave Labor

Why Wendy’s Vegan Black Bean Burger Isn’t Masquerading as Meat

Low Wage Workers Fast Food Forward Campaign

Worker wages: Wendy’s vs. Wal-Mart vs. Costco

Wendy’s “The Final Fast Food Hold-out”

Wendy’s salaries

Monsanto, the Mega Monster


Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant
Picture credit: Janine Moraes  http://www.agenciabrasil.gov.br

 

As promised,   Monsanto  will be the first Corporation to be addressed here.

How do we begin to list all of the irreparable harm, the ” without warrant “  danger, the insidious pain, that this ” biggest bully on the block, “  Company has inflicted on millions all over the Globe?

Monsanto produces herbicides/pesticides, countless varieties of  seeds, and oh yes, GMO’s enough to feed the entire world.

By the way, their CEO Hugh Grant, not the actor,
has been quoted as saying that he eats  ONLY Organic food~

That should speak volumes!

My personally most despised product of theirs, is the herbicide/pesticide Roundup,  which I consider to be the singular most dangerous home/lawn product used in this Country.

It is applied liberally, to the eventual demise of all, including it is suggested, even the user, to yards and lawns everywhere in America.

It has, in my opinion, been the guilty party, the one thing most responsible for the nearly complete decimation of most of Florida’s amphibians, like our green treefrogs and lizards,  that once were so numerous, there were just too many to count, and now are teetering on the edge of extinction.

A question: How many now using Roundup,  know of the dangers that they place themselves in by this simple act?

Roundup, An Herbicide, Could Be Linked To Parkinson’s, Cancer And Other Health Issues, Study Shows

Was just sent this horrific story about Roundup that must be included here:

More About Glyphosate (RoundUp)

This is  only one of the many pesticides, or herbicides, that this company mass produces and sends around the world, knowing full well, the deleterious  effects, the tremendous toxicity, that they have been linked to for many years now.

Next, GMO’s and Monsanto.

This  is an awesome study of their attempt to rule the world:

Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen

More examples of Monsanto’s ugly war on safe and healthy  food:

Monsanto’s manipulative tactics revealed after claiming GM soybeans are ‘substantially equivalent’ to non-GMOs

Monsanto would like nothing better than to be the primary source, or better yet, the only source for our world’s food supply:

How Monsanto and Biotech Companies Use Propaganda on Our Children

Even more history of the Company we love to hate:

Top 10 Facts YOU Should Know About Monsanto

This Mega Company is making history for the overwhelming ugliness it has created towards it, they  now have so many enemies that these groups have united forces and even have their own rallies and marches against them:

March Against Monsanto

A perhaps vital tidbit for some of you, do you know what the main ingredient in nearly 100% of all of the mayonnaise made in America is?

It is soy beans.

Guess what is used on nearly 100 % of all soy bean plants grown in America?

Herbicides!

And you cannot cook it, or clean it,  out of,  or off of the food.

So, how much mayonnaise do you use?

We use a lot and I know that it is, thanks to Monsanto,  nearly pure pesticides.

Have another sandwich!

This page could go on for an eternity, but let me leave you with this final thought.

The next time that you eat anything, ask yourself this,  ” would the CEO of Monsanto eat this? “

Probably not!