[Market-farming] Food Security Starts at Home
tradingpost at gilanet.com
Sat Dec 25 14:55:14 EST 2004
So the sensible defense against their lunacy is grow our own, network locally with other growers, save and swap seed, and learn our way around the kitchen.
If economics is reconceived in the service of community, it will begin with a concern for agriculture and specifically for the production of food. This is because a healthy community will be a relatively self-sufficient one. A communitys dependency on outsiders for its mere survival weakens it. It is often unable to develop the policies it desires for the sake of its own members, since its survival depends on terms dictated by others. The most fundamental requirement for survival is food. Hence, how and where food is grown is foundational to an economics for community.
--Herman Daly and John Cobb
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On 12/25/2004 at 1:47 PM Willie McKemie wrote:
>On Sat, Dec 25, 2004 at 11:15:17AM -0800, jay gee wrote:
>> Because of the reporting systems in place at the CDC,
>> food terrorism on any kind of large scale is unlikely.
>As you point out, an attack on our food chain is not much of a risk as
>far as our health is concerned. It is a very significant risk to our
>economy. Just as the 9/11 attack was. By shutting down our air
>transport system for several days, we maximized the economic damage
>when we probably should have been attempting to minimizing it. And,
>we'll probably do the same sort of thing in response to a food chain
>Willie, ONWARD! Through the fog!
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