An ad that aired during the Super Bowl has sparked a bit of controversy around the country. Ram Truck’s commercial titled “Farmer” used various images of farmers around America with the famous “So God Made a Farmer” radio broadcast by Paul Harvey in 1978.
Funny or Die took this as a cue to create its own commercial about farming, this one called “God Made a Factory Farmer.” The ad pokes fun at the original commercial with a message stating that farming isn’t what it is imagined to be. In fact, the majority of farming has been turned over to factories with a very small percentage of the idealistic farmer left in America.
The Funny or Die commercial starts off similarly to the Ram Truck ad, with images of American farmers. The ad quickly changes course, however, and begins to show images of factory farms while quipping about pesticides and other chemicals used in modern-day farming.
“And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker.’ So God made a farmer,” the voice-over on the ad says. “And back when America was founded, 90 percent of the population were farmers. But now it’s less than 1 percent. So God made the factory farm.”
Check out both the original Ram Truck “Farmer” and Funny or Die’s “God Made a Factory Farmer” commercials below.
(By Marissa Brassfield for CalorieLab)
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