The Agrarian Standard by Wendell Berry

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Wendell Berry writes on many things. Food is one of them.

 

The large agribusiness corporations that were mainly national in 1977 are now global, and are replacing the world’s agricultural diversity, which was useful primarily to farmers and local consumers, with bioengineered and patented monocultures that are merely profitable to corporations. The purpose of this now global economy, as Vandana Shiva has rightly said, is to replace “food democracy” with a worldwide “food dictatorship.”

 

To read the entire piece, go to Orion Magazine.