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Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It by Jill Richardson
Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It

beabrown, March 13, 2011

Ms. Richardson and others before her are highlighting, bringing to our awareness, the hazards of the agribusiness practices of corporations and its affect on our health and the future of humans. This is happening all over the world, not just in the United States. The groundbreaking book, Silent Spring, published on September 27, 1962 was one of the early clarion calls. Read it again! We did not listen then, and we seem not to be able to respond now. Ms. Richardson's book is not for casual reading, not to be "enjoy[ed] with a cup of coffee," it's an alarm that most Americans are unable, in their backward somnambulism, in their avoidance of the pain [the pain of not shopping at WalMart] that keeps any remedies from happening. It may be difficult, but find a rancher, farmer who is growing organic meat and vegetables, grow vegetables in your backyard, support efforts on a local level to provide a sustainable food economy. Every little bit helps.
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