Saturday, May 8, 2010
"The Omnivore's Delusion"
Most of us have read Stephan Pollack's excellent book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma".
I run a small, organic farm in Tennessee. This is my fifth growing season and I can tell from my experience that what I know now versus what I knew then is a gulf too wide to fathom. For small family, or organic farming, to be viable economically the price of food would have to rise dramatically (IMHO). Considering that 11% of American's are on food assistance, and another 10% are hanging on (off?) by a thread... well, I don't see that as the solution the people will find most appealing.
Of course, sometimes things don't go the way people might like.