11 Aug '12, 3am

Soccer or Food? Help Save Nick’s Organic Farm

Soccer or Food? Help Save Nick’s Organic Farm

What is it about loss of farmland , erosion of biodiversity , degradation of soil and tightening control of the global seed market the good people at Montgomery County’s Board of Education don’t get? Yes, physical activity is important. Yes, soccer fields are worth having. However, this is 2012, when the global food system is under so much stress that trading Nick’s Organic Farm for a private soccer organization is akin to turning over the majority of the world’s seed supply to a handful of private chemical companies. Come to think of it, that is exactly what we have done. The biggest seed producers are chemical companies such as Monsanto, Du Pont, Syngenta and Bayer. That makes Nick’s Organic Farm in Potomac all the more crucial. We need these pockets of stubbornly organic, non-GMO seed growers. With seed company consolidation, soil degradation, fuel costs, water woes, lo...

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