[permaculture] NPR this morning
roxann at ancientearthwisdom.com
Mon Apr 23 10:19:08 EDT 2007
This morning I heard a reporter covering the lack of workers in Arizona for lettuce harvesting. The jist of the story was that growers need to mechanize harvesting and grow even larger fields of mono-culture, and THIS will solve the immigrant worker problem in America. They said that small family farms will fall by the wayside as this new form of agriculture takes hold. And I'm in shock and wondering "whaaaat????" What happened to global warming and local food? Wouldn't these big machines depend upon fossil fuel and wouldn't even larger fields of monoculture be a bad thing???
Roxann, NW AR
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