#Organic is modern, 3. #Movement post in solidarity with @SlowMoney

10 Aug

“This enterprise that we are a part of, with its new organic farmers and the host of small food enterprises that are emerging to bring their produce to market, is about an economy that does less harm. It’s about rebuilding trust and reconnecting to one another and the places where we live. It’s about healing the social and ecological relationships that have been broken by hundreds of years of linear, extractive pursuit of economic growth, industrialization, globalization, and consumerism. It’s about pulling some of our money out of ever-accelerating financial markets and its myriad abstractions — called, with more than a little irony, securities — and putting it to work near where we live, in things that we understand, starting with food — creating a more immediate and tangible kind of security.

This attention to and, even, celebration of the small, the slow and the local can seem, at times, rather precious against the scale of global economic, political, and environmental challenges. But it was agriculture that gave birth to the modern economy, and, as Paul Ehrlich recognizes, it must be agriculture that we fix if there is to be a postmodern economy.”

Can someone please forward this blog to Barack Obama? The government absolutely needs to stop this foolishness and focus on what we can do to make small industry in plants. @BARACKOBAMA check your twitter replies!!!

Source for this post: The Slow Money Blog, “Will the Real Food Movement Please Stand Up” 

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One Response to “#Organic is modern, 3. #Movement post in solidarity with @SlowMoney”

  1. eD September 25, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    it is obvious that obama administration is as corrupt as all previous administrations and it would be a waste of energy to forward this to obama.

    example :

    Thomas James “Tom” Vilsack (pronounced /ˈvɪlsæk/; born December 12, 1950) is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and presently the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He served as the 40th Governor of the state of Iowa. He was first elected in 1998 and re-elected to a second four-year term in 2002. On November 30, 2006, he formally launched his candidacy for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in the 2008 election, but ended his bid on February 23, 2007.[1]

    Barack Obama announced Vilsack’s selection to be the United States Secretary of Agriculture under his administration on December 17, 2008. Vilsack’s nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate by unanimous consent on January 20, 2009.

    On December 17, 2008, then-President-elect Barack Obama announced his choice of Vilsack as the nominee to be the 30th Secretary of Agriculture.[14] Vilsack has governed a largely agricultural state as did the previous two Secretaries of Agriculture, Mike Johanns (who is currently the junior United States Senator from Nebraska) (2005–2007) and Ed Schafer (2007–2009).

    The Senate confirmed Vilsack’s nomination for the position by unanimous consent on January 20, 2009.[15]

    Reaction to Vilsack’s nomination from agricultural groups was largely positive and included endorsements from the Corn Refiners Association, the National Grain and Feed Association, the National Farmers Union, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the Environmental Defense Fund.[16] Opposition to the nomination came from the Organic Consumers Association, which outlined in a November 2008 report several reasons why it believed Vilsack would be a poor choice for the position, particularly as energy and environmental reforms were a key point of the Obama campaign.[17] Among those reasons the report cites: Vilsack has repeatedly demonstrated a preference for large industrial farms and genetically modified crops;[18] as Iowa state governor, he originated the seed pre-emption bill in 2005, effectively blocking local communities from regulating where genetically engineered crops would be grown; additionally, Vilsack was the founder and former chair of the Governor’s Biotechnology Partnership, and was named Governor of the Year by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, an industry lobbying group.[19]

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