Monday, October 27, 2008

Michael Pollan on food

This Quote of the Day comes from the Michael Pollan article "Farmer in Chief" that he wrote recently for the NY Times Magazine Food Issue.

We emptied America ’s rural counties in order to supply workers to urban factories. To put it bluntly, we now need to reverse course... For nations that lose the ability to substantially feed themselves will find themselves as gravely compromised in their international dealings as nations that depend on foreign sources of oil presently do. But while there are alternatives to oil, there are no alternatives to food.

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