The award came in the same issue as this extraordinarily shallow article, which reads like a press release:
(Is that journalism?)
In my opinion, Monsanto poses the greatest risk to our food supply of any corporate or governmental entity on the planet. Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed, edited by Vandana Shiva, is an excellent collection of essays that explores some of the issues quite eloquently, and from a few different perspectives. Or, for those who prefer a video format, I offer The World According to Monsanto:
If you don't have time for the book or the video, you can search the Internet for monsanto is evil and see what you get.
I'm already boycotting Monsanto to the best of my ability, so it's time to boycott Forbes.
Or perhaps it's long past time to boycott Forbes. Here's the opening paragraph of this article written by Forbes editor Michael Noer in their 8/22/2006 issue:
Guys: a word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don't marry a woman with a career.It doesn't even matter to me what the rest of the article says, or what the context is. Opening like this is utterly beyond the pale, even though it was no doubt intended to be "controversial" or "provocative". For the magazine to have published it says quite a bit about their attitude. And for them not to have acknowledged their mistake, but instead to have dignified it with a "counterpoint" written by a woman, says even more.
Please cancel my subscription to your magazine. And I will no longer be advertising with you. Thank you very much.