August 10, 1958, Salinas, California.  Farm worker sprays boxed up lettuce on the way to market.
August 10, 1958, Salinas, California. Farm worker sprays boxed up lettuce on the way to market.

Industrial Agriculture is the problem

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August 10, 1958, Salinas, California. Farm worker sprays boxed up lettuce on the way to market.

In 1958 in Salinas, California, farmers sprayed boxed up lettuce on the way to market.  Industrial farming is the problem. Organic agriculture and Community Supported Agriculture are modern alternatives to this kind of reckless application of chemicals to our food. 

Industrial Agriculture is the Problem

See the Harvey Richards Media Archive photo galleries “Mechanized Poison,” “Industrial Farming Shapes the Land” for the 1960s versions of poisoned industrial farming. Also see Factory Farms, and the Harvesters.

Watch a film called “Broken Limbs” about Washington apple growers today who found their way from globalization bankruptcies to Community Supported Agriculture small farm revival.  Inspiring and full of hope for a future without chemical pollution and 10 thousand mile foods.   It’s the second film of this sort I have watched recently.  The other is called “The Real Dirt on Farmer John.

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