Friday, November 28, 2008

Michael Pollan on The Politics of Food

Courtesy of 'The Rag Blog".

This is an globally important issue.
We have seven billion people living
on the Earth and countless
numbers of them are already at
or near starvation levels.

We exist on a razor's edge; climate variability, global conflict,
industrial pollution and emerging plant and animal pathogens will further diminish our ability to feed the teeming masses.

Why is population control so seldom discussed as a possible (and partial) remedy for this looming disaster? Is it because each generation relies on the next in order to provide labor and income? That's an ecological 'Ponzi Scheme', bound to collapse.

Click on the link to The Rag Blog and read what Michael has to say.

- Maggie

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