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James Wong
Ethnobotanist with a focus on food crops • Ambassador at • Columnist for & • Lives with 500 houseplants.
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James Wong 2h
Replying to @Farmer_Tom_UK
Historically speaking, maybe!
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James Wong 7h
No words...
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James Wong 7h
Hope you feel better soon, Lewis.
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James Wong 7h
Lewis, when ethnic minorities point out (often totally unintentional) neo-colonial language, there are two potential responses. 1) Listen and consider (as Joe - a man I greatly admire and respect- did) or 2) Deny everything, get hostile and put words in the person’s mouth.
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James Wong 8h
If you can’t see it, that says rather a lot about you.
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James Wong 8h
From the ‘science’ pages of The Guardian: Pasteurisation “kills many vitamins and minerals which could be beneficial to health.” How the hell do you ‘kill’ a mineral? (Via )
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James Wong 11h
Replying to @willpenrievans
Exec 1: ‘What we really, really mustn’t do is fall into 1950s Hollywood tropes like the white saviour, or culturally appropriate their clothing, and definitely, definitely not ride around on horseback in anything that looks like klan gear.’ Exec 2: ‘Did you say mustn’t or must?’
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James Wong 12h
Replying to @Botanygeek
Ironically, 5mins earlier in the show another guest told Tez she would ‘punch’ anyone who was racist to him. Minutes later when she was literally sat next to two people being blatantly racist about him, her response was...
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James Wong 12h
Replying to @Botanygeek
As if being ‘an ethnic’ is some hilarious new fad we are all getting into these days. For someone who has been on the bandwagon since 1981, this terrifies me. Blatant racism is becoming so normalised in 2019 it’s seems we can’t even spot it anymore.
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James Wong 12h
Still can’t believe I watched Stanley & Rachel Johnson lecturing on how politics was ‘getting ethnic’ & jumping on the ‘BAME bandwagon’ on a bubbly chat show last night. Zero challenge from the host, other guests & audience.
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James Wong 20h
Replying to @willpenrievans
👏🏻
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James Wong 22h
Literally no idea how managed to stay so calm after the appalling racism of the other guests on this evening.
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James Wong Sep 20
Replying to @Draconacticus
Amazing! 🤣
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James Wong Sep 20
Replying to @pipkinzoo
A pleasure! 😘
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James Wong Sep 20
Replying to @pipkinzoo
Therein lies the crux of the issue. The assumption that being local means it’s automatically lower environmental impact. My almond example was to illustrate that if you’re a Californian the almonds are indeed ‘local’, but that isn’t why they are environmentally problematic.
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James Wong Sep 20
Replying to @pipkinzoo
Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean that it being local to you means it’s also sustainable. Almonds and avocados may not be sustainable for a whole host of reasons, none of which are to do with the proximity of their production.
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James Wong Sep 20
Yikes. Really all that’s missing from this video are a couple of geishas, some sushi and maybe a few chopsticks.
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James Wong Sep 20
Sorry you didn’t like the answers.
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James Wong Sep 20
No no it’s still a myth, even imagining that piece of evidence supported your view (which it doesn’t.)
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James Wong Sep 20
So you didn’t read the column I just mentioned, where I summarised the evidence?
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