I went to the American Farmland Trust site today
And found this:
> Support American Farmland Trust and save by shopping at
> Books in the News includes many exciting weekly features. In its
> What's News section, Barnes and Noble write about what's happening
> in the book world and keep up with author appearances on television
> and radio and in magazines through the Making the Scene section.
What's up with this? AFT is encouraging people to stop shopping at
community and local bookstores and to get into the bottom-line
cutthroat mentality of the megabook chains? Equating shopping at
Barnes and Noble with saving farmland and stopping urban sprawl?
How many Barnes and Nobles are located within rural communities? And
how many acres of farmland are sitting under Barnes and Noble
superstores (including right here in Madison, by the way)? How many
slurbanites at this moment are driving their Suburban Assault
Vehicles in from Smalltown or out from CityCenter to pick up the
lastest pulp fiction at B&N?
AFT is the same organization that had as the cover of one of its
recent magazine issues: "The future of farming in America." And
showed three, I think it was, blond-haired, blue-eyed men in their
thirties or thereabouts. Leaning against a fence in front of an
enormous red structure.
What in hopping Hades is up?
Michele Gale-Sinex, communications manager
Center for Integrated Ag Systems
UW-Madison College of Ag and Life Sciences
Voice: (608) 262-8018 FAX: (608) 265-3020
Martha Stewart is the anti-Christ. I've been telling
people that for years, but no one listens. I tell them,
"Nature is MESSY, people!" --Madison nurserywoman Jolene
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