Your was welcome and I admit, not what I expected
> My concern is that sources of food are shrinking at the same time the number
> of people needing food is growing - both nationwide and worldwide. I am
> trying to build a campaign to make people aware of the problem - and of
So you have a model and a strategy then.
> The common wisdom in America is ... 35 Million
> people right here in America ... are actually or borderline hungry.
> Meanwhile we add 2.5 Million people each year, and lose 1 Million acres of
> prime farmland to development.
The wrong kind of development, based on the wrong model. That's what's
> One can argue, and many do, that it's simply a matter of distribution...
The dominant model doesn't allow for proper distribution, anyway. It
adheres to other priorities.
> I believe healthy food is essential not just to human bodies but to our minds
> and souls. The organic movement seeks to restore health to our food supply
> and to its sources. How can we restore health to sources that are no longer
> there? There is no cure for corpses.
And death isn't the worst of it. It's wasted life, wasted opportunities
- to do something worthwhile while living, and those opportunities
require healthy (adequate, well founded) input - i.e. food (an
importaant element) in order to not wind up wasted - and in order to be
Most (or at least many), would agree to this. But the dominant model in
the U.S. (and the U.S.'s influence at the world level is considerable),
doesn't foment that as much as it should, and to establish a better norm
or way of doing things with better priorities, it will require a lot of
coordinated unity on the part of those who uphold these better
principals, along with a coherent strategy, which at some point must
garner the political support needed to get the change implemented, by
virtue of it's own power as a grass roots movement, by getting support
of a few key figures who are already in leadership postions, or both.
In any case, it all must start with a model - and there are a lot of
ways to say it - arriving at a common understanding is what counts, and
that becomes subject to personality clashes, limitations and
infighting. People in general would rather express themselves than
really try to get something accomplished as a group - which is what it
> Wishing you all the best,
> Betty Gras
So where do you propose taking this? Or is it just a statement? Out
with it! (That is a suggestion, since I suspect there's more to it.
There SHOULD be - but will you share it)?
Still at the border
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