"Whether recognized or not, there is in the workings of agricultural
specialization an implicit waiting for the total state power that will
permit experimentally derived , technologically pure solutions to be
imposed by force."
Most likely everybody on this mailing list has read this passage. But for
a novice to have read it literally the day of learning of mandated
spraying was like being hit in the head with a 2x4. Had I read that passage
a week ago, or a year ago, I would have maybe thought Berry was being
an alarmist. That he wrote it almost 20 years ago shows he is the visionary
everybody says he is.