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The Future of Food: Why Farmers Are Being Driven Off The Land

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Chris Turner, author of the Geography of Hope and The Leap , (which I will be reviewing shortly), writes a wonderful article in the Walrus about how "The growing gap between what they produce and what they earn is driving many farmers off the land." One farmer describes the fundamental problem in the business: There are two problems with traditional farming. The first is that a combine costs about as much as a house. The second is that someone else tells you what your product is worth. The article is an eye-opening explanation of how the modern farm works, how farmers have to "get big or get out." ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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