Future Farming: The Call for a 50-Year Perspective on Agriculture

Posted by Trish Riley, January 4, 2010

Thanks to Ed Brown for sharing this thoughtful overview on developing more sustainable agriculture:

“We live off of what comes out of the soil, not what’s in the bank,” said Jackson, president of The Land Institute. “If we squander the ecological capital of the soil, the capital on paper won’t much matter.”

As a nation, we are blessed with some of the world’s best soils. Increasingly city people want healthier and safer food. And we’re at a political moment when everybody and his dog is talking about the need for change. So, let’s get to it.

via Dissident Voice : Future Farming: The Call for a 50-Year Perspective on Agriculture.