Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This is your food on drugs

SeƱor Philpott over at Grist has another post up regarding the sustainability of our food supply.

In the post, The way we eat is trashing the fragile conditions that make human life possible, Tom explores the problem with producing and distributing lots and lots of calories, leveraged by fossil fuel and synthetic fertilizers and poisons. This may solve certain short-term problems but the practice also creates long-term ones that won’t be easily solved.

Go check it out and see how our nation's corn and soy crops are dependent on a Roundup and Atrazine cocktail. The hangover sucks and the withdrawal is catastrophic. What's next, corn stalks huffing all the nitrous oxide off-gassing from the synthetic nitrogen fertilizers?

When you read this kind of stuff does it make you irate and more willing to choose organic and/or sustainable crops?


jewishfarmer said...

If only they could just use pot.


scifichick said...

I chose organic and local as much as I can. It just makes me shudder that we use all this crap on our food and I don't want to support those practices with my money.

Michelle said...

Gross. Ick. Who would want to eat that? Oh, right - the sheeple, who think ignorance really is bliss. Me, I'll get as much of my grub as possible from my back yard, then from my CSA farm share, then from the farmer's market.... Thanks for putting this out here!