The Banana-man Can
Charley “Charley-horse” McGovern wants to make sure I can see the Organic label on the banana he is eating.
“There’s not much point to being profiled if you can’t see the f**king banana, yeah?”
McGovern is an Organic Evangelist, a chemistry teacher and more than a little unhinged. When not moulding the minds of America’s youth at a high school in Tennessee, he travels from city to city, independently protesting the use of Organic labels that do not strictly adhere to the standards set out by the 1978 Walker Act.
“It’s as much about the semantics as it is about the principle - if it’s industrially ripened, then it should say so!”
When asked if he should maybe have been an English teacher instead, he laughs - spraying banana bits into the air.
“This banana could teach English better than me! Yeah?”
This story is FALSE. But not that far off. This guy was part of a large group protesting Monsanto and GMOs in Pershing Square. He had on an orange flak-jacket with “GREED KILLS END WARS” stenciled on the back, which did not seem exactly aligned with the general message of the crowd. He also had a loud and boisterous reunion with a man in ripped jeans and a USA top hat who was pushing around a tall wooden guillotine with the Monsanto logo painted on the blade.