Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Archdruid on Industrial Agriculture

Another fine article by John Michael Greer on the "modern faith in progress" and its "rich harvest of ironies" ─ Agriculture: closing the circle. Below is the introductory blurb:
    Conventional wisdom holds that modern industrial agriculture is "more advanced" and thus by definition better than the alternatives. From an ecological standpoint, the reverse is true -- and understanding the primitive, backward nature of industrial agriculture offers a model that helps make sense of other transitions facing us.

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