"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Monday, November 3, 2014

Food is A Cultural not a Technological Product

"Speaking at the Agriculture for a Small Planet symposium in Spokane, 1974, literary master and pioneer of sustainable agriculture, Wendell Berry paints a sad picture of the changing face of agriculture following the Second World War. His account of a technocratic and large scale approach ends up with the demise of the family farm, livelihoods and community. His subsequent message is clear: food is a cultural, not a technological product, and a destruction of culture, which is far from a collection of relics or ornaments, invokes calamity for us all. Big-agriculture’s ‘efficiency at the expense of community, and quantity at the expense of quality, may already have been disastrous, and we have not yet seen the worst,’ he says. Today, ‘the worst’ seems imminent and Berry’s call to live in harmony with the complex and natural rhythms of the earth should resonate louder than ever." (Sustainable Food Trust)

Watch the video: http://youtu.be/t1tioiBrZRE

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