Monday, June 8, 2009

Endangered Agribusiness

Matt and all of my other fellow organic gardeners out there, we've got it all wrong, as this letter helpfully points out.

Is somebody feeling a little insecure?

Patrick Deneen and the folks at Front Porch Republic are all over it.


Matt Mullenix said...

I love it. Actually, I'm surprised it took them this long to respond.

I think Monsanto's prevailing hope was that it could co-opt Whole Foods Market and simply supply "organic ready" hybrid produce to the high-heeled WFM shoppers.

But wait! The economy! People are re-discovering their backyards and re-purposing them as miniature Whole Foods Markets serving FREE FOOD DAILY.

Just think how large a cow Big Ag would have if the average American provided even as little as 10% his food needs through gardening and hunting? It would be a big cow, but with all the growth hormone and antibiotics injected into it, who would still want to eat it?

Henry Chappell said...

I like your "10 percent" figure. It seems like such a reasonble number, though I suspect I'd be suprised at how many vegetables, squirrels, quail, woodcock, catfish and bream that would be. Still, I'm tempted to put pencil to paper and finger to calculator.