14 Apr '11, 5pm

Debunking the stubborn myth that only industrial ag can ‘feed the world’ via @grist

Tom - the quality of this post is outstanding, thank you so much. Bittman's op-ed raised a little noticed twist that you may want to keep in mind in your masterful coverage of sustainable agriculture and (international) food policy developments: the <agroecological> trump card. As a commenter on the NYT has pointed out: "Agroecology is not a "method". It is the study of the ecology of an agricultural environment, and it doesn't presuppose an organic or even sustainable environment. Agroecologists happily study the ecology of environments with large scale destructive monocropping. Research in agroecology may inform our choice of farming methods, but it is not itself a way of farming." To me agroecology sounds like industrial ecology, which does not sit well with any serious commitment to remedy the structural damage wrecked by international agribusiness. If agroecology emer...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/industrial-agriculture/2011-03-10-de...

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