Thursday, March 3, 2011

Let's all become farmers

An NYT blog linked to this site today, talking about the need for 100,000 farmers to join the field. If we're to be promoting organics, that number is going to go up: way up. We'll also have a need for a large number of new acres of farmland to be brought under cultivation. For all the evils that Michael Pollan and Alice Waters call our attention to food-wise relating to our current dependence on corn and the mass production of meat, we've enjoyed the benefits of cheap food for a long time. I wonder if the farm bill debate next year will move us away from that....

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