19 Nov '11, 1pm

Organic, Urban, Backyard Farmers Can Turn 'Big Ag' around

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Organic Transitions page . Why I support organic backyard gardening, urban farming and community-supported agriculture: There's a huge knowledge gap in farm country today. People like my father, who grew up in the 1930s Depression, knew how to grow and prepare their own food on the farm self-sufficiently. People today think rural areas are filled with the farms of that time, and the marketing on television seeks to perpetuate that myth, even down to only picturing 1950s-era tractors in their photos of lush farm fields. But agriculture today is all about industrialization, for plants and animals. Many farmers today don't know how to grow food. They grow commodities - corn, soy, rice, etc. - that's planted by machines mile after mile and hauled off and processed into semi-synthetic "food products." Many farmers to...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24355.cfm

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