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Not To Be Missed: Wes Jackson and Wendell Berry in the NY Times

January 6, 2009

Scions of the food and agriculture movement in this country, Wes Jackson and Wendell Berry have co-authored a concise and to-the-point rationale for overhauling the way we grow food in this country. Starting, naturally, with the dirt.

Jackson is the founder of the Salinas, KS, based Land Institute and has been a proponent of no-till farming and the cultivation of high-quality soil for decades.  As the article mentions, we can be a rich country that starves itself to death.  Berry is an author and farmer whose seminal work The Unsettling of America had a profound impact on me years ago.  It too is worth a read, or a re-read as the case may be.

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  1. January 6, 2009 8:18 pm

    I enjoyed reading this opinion piece. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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