Agropocalypse Now! http://presbyterian.typepad.com/foodandfaith/2010/06/agropocalypse-now.html
It was a heartbreaking presentation that, for some of us, clarified our motivation for advocating nationwide agricultural reform. Up until this point, our team had approached agriculture from a mainly environmental standpoint, matching the problems of human impact on the earth with solutions in lifestyle changes and local agriculture. Over the course of meeting non-profit organization staff members, local farmers, representatives of education institutions and church communities, we have encountered varied attitudes to these problems, ranging from apocalyptically urgent to peacefully bucolic. But now looking at social issues as well has widened our view to see that not only the earth is suffering. Our sickened agricultural systems gravely affect both humus and humans.
Home base for the Heaven on Earth Agrarian Road Trip – http://presbyterian.typepad.com/foodandfaith/
The Food and Faith Blog will be where you can find HEART photos, posts, videos and interviews from the Road Trippers. June 13 – 26.
Follow HEART and find events along the way! – http://www.eatwellguide.com/heart
The Eat Well Guide has donated their database of local food farms, farmers markets, restaurants and much more to create a Heaven on Earth map, event descriptions, and even a printable local foods and farms resource for each of the towns we’ll visit.
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