Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pol Pot Nods

Perhaps the king of completely insane comments on the Times's beef editorial:

In asking "how many people need to get sick or die before it starts repairing and modernizing the nation’s food safety system?" you pose an irrelevant question.

You might better ask what it will take to get Americans to choose clean, locally-produced food rather than eating out of the industrial trough. That would help keep farmland in the family and out of corporate hands. It would suppress urban sprawl. It would create jobs. It would foster an accountable and superior food system. There is no one in the U.S. who would not have access to locally grown food if he or she wishes to make the effort and the effort needed diminishes as more take that option.

Been there, done that. Whether we're talking about 1970's Cambodia or Thomas Jefferson's America, I think I'll take the modern world, thanks.


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