Getting Real About Agriculture

Superb essay about agriculture — yes, agriculture. It shatters many of the romantic myths about “local” farming.

The money quote:

It’s only the luxury of affluence that allows us to forget the misery, poverty, and precariousness of subsistence farming, still the lot of all too many in the world — and that allows us to overlook the fact that the modern agriculture we so often decry is what makes our modern, comfortable existence even possible. 

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