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Time to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Industrial Agriculture?

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How much do we consume directly of this bountiful crop? According to NCGA's figures from 2010, less than 2 percent. More than 40 percent of it goes into the mouths of animals we then consume, in the process squandering huge amounts of resources.

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Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 4:01 pm
If my liver does not love certain foods, I respect the judgement of my liver.

Arielle S (313)
Friday May 4, 2012, 11:11 am
Love industrial agriculture? Never. There's no connection to the land or nature- it's all about torturing animals and filling the coffers of the already rich. Bleh

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 11:17 am
The worst practices of industrial agriculture need to be eliminated and replaced with more sustainable techniques.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday May 4, 2012, 1:47 pm
yeah right........

Kate Kenner (215)
Friday May 4, 2012, 3:23 pm
Yeah, I don't think that is going to happen.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 12:02 am
Adding insult to injury to those exterminated American Bison, the indigenous wild life and people who grew sacred tobacco, corn, beans, squash, and respected Earth Mother. NEVER buy anything that promotes unnatural processes, even if it is legally allowed to label its GMO / pesticide infused killing corn etc as "Natural". Certified organic, farmer's markets, growing our own is the only way.

Michael T (82)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 6:13 pm
Monsanto will continue to rule as a result of this. I wonder how much of a hit it will take when the oil we use from Saudi Arabia dwindles even more. Part of what we are spraying on these industrial ag consortiums uses oil. Because of it, we have been eroding arable land here in the US. If we used old methods of crop rotation we'd gain back arable land. But since you can spray and spade why bother?

Like anything else, people look for what they want to see in a report and look no further. How to get them to look beyond what appears to be positive numbers is the big question. But like climate science think tanks will talk them out of what the numbers say. Greed and avarice make people behave in very strange ways.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 3:46 pm
Disgusting, we should not be eating the poor things

Vallee R (280)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 6:15 pm
Agree wit Michael - Monsanto will continue to prevail - sad =

Kamila A (141)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 7:48 am
I know it sounds like a small thing, but everyone who has a little garden should grow something they can eat, as a rebellion against this horrible trend toward death. There is nothing left worth eating anymore that is bought from the corporate machine. It is all GMOs, and corn sweeteners that are undigestible, full of pesticides that are our livers can't process. Stop drinking sodas that are killing you, choose filtered water---if you "hate water" there is, simply put, something seriously wrong with you! So much obesity that its becoming like a mutant nation. The obese truly need to take a hard look and do something.
The benefits of gardening are multidimensional---including healthy minds, clarity of seeing. I can't say enough about this.

Join food coops and shop at farmers markets. If we don't put our money where our mouths are, and are lazy to make the important shifts in choices we make, then we are going to get what they serve us: annihilation
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