Saturday, November 03, 2007

Sir Albert Howard: An Agricultural Testament; Michael Pollan: Omnivore's Dilemma; Peter Singer/Jim Mason: The Ethics of What We Eat

It is difficult to understand where our food come froms, how it is produced, and what is the "true cost" (economic, environmental, ethical) of our food. Three recent guides that have helped educate this urban raised-being:

The inspiration/voice/founder of the modern "organic" farming movement (before the industrial farms made the term virtually useless):

Sir Albert Howard: An Agricultural Testament/Soil and Health (You can see his poetic/political environmental influence very clearly in the philosophy/writings of Kentucky writer Wendell Berry)


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