Monday, April 19, 2010
The photographic record that I have been making for the last 30+ years is rife with images of farms gone by, and along with them is the clear knowledge that an entire way of life is disappearing. You cannot really blame new generations coming along for not wanting to be farmers. It is one helluva hard way to make a living and most farmers in this part of the world just scrape by and work hard to do so. But, when the entire agricultural industry is in the hands of Montsanto, Dow, Exxon, DuPont et al, and farms have all been absorbed into corporate conglomerates that hire the people who used to live on them to run the equipment and apply the copious amounts of chemicals that 'Agribusiness' feels are the life-blood of food production now.....I guarantee you that big problems are headed this a way.
Don't believe it.......see "Food Inc." Just a gentle nudge....you will be amazed and outraged.
FWIW: somebody--I know not whom--unsubscribed after my last post...about the nukes, of course. I can only hope that I offended them outrageously and that they are of the 'birther', 'truther', 'tea bagger' and other similar ilk. It is my clear intent to offend such people...and I am doing my best to do it well. Any offense I might send their way is MICROSCOPIC compared with how offensive I find their attitudes.