A. Problem: System of industrial agriculture is fatal to consumers, rivers and lakes, genetic diversity, wildlife, community. We must not replace patriotism about our country for greed of large-scale industrial farming.
– Obama has not helped organic farmers (Tumblr) (we have been penalized/ small farmers have not been helped/ however, these local and organic farmers are the hope for our future)
– Sustainability (lack of)
B. Organic agriculture was fastest growing sector, why? It’s entrepreneurial spirit, optimism, timely, news.
– Guest blogger Amanda Garant: A Farmer for Always
C. But we must go beyond the USDA certification to save small farming, the wilderness, and our wildlife. We must conquer a mechanistic and reductionist worldview, to understand that our food decision creates our children’s future.
Wendell Berry: ‘Soil is not usually lost in slabs or heaps of magnificent tonnage. It is lost a little at a time over millions of acres by careless acts
of millions of people. It cannot be solved by heroic feats of gigantic technology, but only by millions of small acts and restraints.’
– Some goals for the food movement to work with (global perspective, morals..)
– Parks, Ecology, Business
– Elk Migration Routes, and a Permaculture-Ecology Project
D. Posit a new system. Method:
E. And ask them for seeds. Cook and grow your own food.