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Civil Eats » Blog Archive » A Nation of Farmers: A Handbook for Food System Revolutionaries.
Of course industrial ag is always ready to point the finger and call anyone who asks for more farmers slave-drivers demanding laborious work with hand tools, but in fact, small-scale polyculture means less stressful work, more diverse work, and personal incentives — like feeding your family, and building your community — which large-scale agriculture has lost. They also discuss the inconvenient truths, like that what industrial agriculture is feeding us are cheap calories, that there is more than enough food to go around, it is just not properly distributed, and that rural communities, in Wendell Berry’s words, are suffering in a modern day form of colonialism. READ MORE ...


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