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From the Community Blog: In Defense of Agriculture

This week from GOOD's Community Blog: Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma is required reading, of course, but this week Ewpage questions...


This week from GOOD's Community Blog:Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma is required reading, of course, but this week Ewpage questions some of the progressive foodie conventional wisdom and takes the TryVeg.com advertisements to task in Who Will Defend Agriculture?:"I've read Fast Food Nation, I've researched the subject, and I've raised sheep since I was 8 years old. I agree with certain aspects of animal welfare; humane slaughter and care being one of them. But what is the scope of "humane care"? We live in a society where the anthropomorphizing of animals is rampant. Dogs are "part of the family," everything has human feelings and emotions, and Hollywood makes farm animals talk. It seems like everyone has an opinion on whether or not our livestock are being raised humanely. But the truth is that, except in a few cases, animals are cared for very well in the context of livestock farming." Also check out:designbyjm asks how design can be implentented to remember soldiers.GOOD's Cshapiro on Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree as an allegory of the death of newspapers.Tired of all the gloomy recession news? Try FigStreetStudio's plan: turn off the tv and paint something.
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