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Botany of Desire

…In fact, the invention of agriculture is also something plants did to us. They got us to settle down, start farming, cut down trees all over the world so they…

The Vegetable-Industrial Complex

…fact of life rather than what it is: a fact of industrial agriculture. But if industrial farming gave us this bug, it is industrial eating that has spread it far…

Weed It and Reap

…time when rates of diabetes and obesity among children are soaring, or why the farm bill is underwriting factory farming (with subsidized grain) when feedlot wastes are polluting the countryside…

The Way We Live Now: The (Agri)Cultural Contradictions of Obesity

…creation of a grain reserve to smooth out the swings of the market in food. The nature of farming has always made it difficult to synchronize supply and demand. For…

Sustaining Vision

…is, for him, not so much the goal of his farming as proof that he’s doing it right. And “doing it right” for Salatin means simulating an ecosystem in all…

A Gardener’s Guide to Sex, Politics and Class

…and just look. (Nature writing is foremost a literature of the eye; by comparison, the garden writer is a sensualist.) The idea that we might by gardening or farming or…

Putting Down Roots

…ever felt. It would also have told of an expectation of continuity here. But the children evidently had no interest in farming this pinched, craggy wedge of hillside, because when…

The Seed Conspiracy

…grow swiftly and produce high yields. They also produce genetically uniform plants. What could better suit factory farming than a robust field of identical tomato or corn plants genetically coded…

Review: Capitalism’s Favorite Drug

…than 27 million acres of new habitat all around the world, assigned 25 million farming families to its care and feeding, and bid up its price until it became one…