"The world of food and agriculture symbolizes most of what’s gone wrong in the United States. But because food is plentiful for most people, and the damage that conventional agriculture does isn’t readily evident to everyone it’s important that we look deeper, beyond food, to the structure that underlies most decisions: the political economy," starts Mark Bittman in this incisive critique.
And here's an article he cites as evidence, "Who Should Clean Up Big Ag's Mess?" from 2/7/15 in Common Dreams. The upshot: "For decades, America’s chemical-intensive, industrial farming operations have spewed nitrates and other toxic chemicals, animal waste, ammonia, antibiotics, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane gases into public air, waterways and communities."
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