Friday, August 21, 2009

Time Magazine vs Big Ag

Check out this great article over at Grist about the latest Time magazine cover story, "Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food" .

I guess we should all be happy that the mainstream media is finally calling attention to and validating the things that those of us on the fringe have been screaming about for decades. I find it to be rather bittersweet, but I guess you can't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Now the questions are; Will this resound in the halls of Congress? Will our elected officials finally get serious about these issues when they start the fall legislative session? And will family farmers, folks that practice sustainable agriculture, and programs that support local agriculture finally get a fair share of our taxpayer dollars that are tossed around for agricultural spending and subsides?

We'll have to wait & see...

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