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Thursday, September 12, 2013

This Book I'm Reading

I have to share this book I'm reading.  It's called "Harvest" by Richard Horan.  To write this book he visited farms all over the United States and volunteered on their harvest.  He harvested wheat in Kansas, to cranberries in Massachusetts.  Along the way, he learned a lot.  I want to share something he wrote in this book, with all of you, and perhaps you will read the whole book, too.

Here is the part I want to share:

In this he starts by quoting Mr. Bryce Stephens, a farmer of red winter wheat and a devoted adherent to Rudolph Steiner's biodynamic farming methods, strictly organic and natural, of course.  Here he is talking about GMO seed (genetically modified seed):

"They're already in ninety-five percent of soybean and eighty percent of corn crops grown in the US. they certainly know that whoever controls the seeds controls the world!"

Then Mr. Horton goes on in his own words:   "I discovered yet another injustice.  There is a full-scale, round-the-clock conspiracy against the obvious, and it is well financed, professionally managed, and magnificently effective.  So, in addition to evolution deniers, global-warming pooh-poohers, omniscient-free-market fundamentalists, mountaintop-removal mountebanks, atomic-energy-is-safe beguilers, clean-coal con men, corporations-are-people-too lobbyists, prisons-keep-us-safe fearmongers, cell-phones-don't-cause-brain-tumors liars, one-hundred-billion-plastic-bags-a-year-is-not-a-problem ignoramuses, guns-don't-kill-people-people-kill-people misanthropes, a-college-education-is-worth-the-exorbitant-price-you-paysophists, American-health-care-is-the-best-in-the-world extortionists, the-history-of-the-English-speaking-peoples-is-beyond-reproach magniloquents....I now had GMO-seed-is-the-only-way-to-feed-the-world megalomaniacs to add to the list".

Thank you Mr. Horan for this.  I couldn't say it this well, but I think about it every day. All of it.  Thank you.