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American Agriculture in the Cross-Hairs — Is the Farm Bill Helping or Hindering Food Security, Health and Democracy?

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  • Since the launch of the “green revolution,” food production has gone through a transformation characterized by centralization and monopolization. Fewer people are growing more of the food we eat
  • The separation of crops and animals into two distinctly different processes has led to waste becoming a massive source of pollution rather than a valuable part of the ecological cycle
  • Self-sufficiency and food independence is an important part of democracy, as being dependent on food producers can prevent people from voicing their true opinions and beliefs

By Dr. Mercola

Food security. Health. Environmental sustainability. Democracy. All of these things are interconnected like spokes around the hub of agriculture. Agriculture, in turn, has undergone massive changes over the past several decades. Many of them were heralded as progress that would save us from hunger and despair.


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