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August 10, 2009

Joel Salatin. If you’ve seen Food, Inc., he is the “crazy” and highly entertaining farmer featured in the film. This guy is my hero, and has written several amazing books. Here is a link to a recent interview he gave through Treehugger… interesting stuff:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F0042F4D1C46459?artistid=762729&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60

I love, love, love this:

“Industrial food never asks whether the pig is happy. the pig-ness of the pig never enters the conversation. It’s all about fatter, faster, bigger, cheaper. And a culture that views its life from such an arrogant, manipulative, disrespectful hubris, will view its own citizenry the same way–and other cultures. We cannot return to traditional nutrient density until we respect soil microflora and pigs for what they are and do in the system. Bringing this level of respect to the table is the foundation for a moral and ethical society. The industrial food system perhaps more fully than any other aspect of our culture expresses unabashed greedy pride.”

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