Saturday, November 15, 2008

Feeding The World

RB sent this heads-up about a forthcoming book: A Nation of Farmers: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil, by Sharon Astyk and Aaron Newton. It's due to be released in the Spring, 2009.

He found an excerpt on The Oil Drum:
Organic Agriculture Is Better Than Industrial Agriculture

One of the authors, Sharon Astyk, offers a longer excerpt on the Hen and Harvest:
Can We Feed The World? More Importantly Will We Choose To?

I've begun to read Astyk's excerpt. She's tackling some weighty issues. For example, to what extent do those with means have an obligation to provide for those without means? What if it involves sacrifice?

I may post more in a bit. I'm curious what others think.

Update: Sharon Astyk has a blog: Casaubon’s Book: Sharon Astyk’s Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future. Sharon Astyk likes to write.
Thanks, RB.

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