“Get big or get out,” is an epitaphic statement that sums up the last 40 years of farm policy as well as any 5 words can. It was spoken by Earl Butz, a Nixon/Ford era Secretary of Agriculture; possibly more famous for saying outrageous things than for his long term thinking. As we know for every force in the world, there is an equal an opposite force. And for every Butzism uttered about agriculture, there is a Lappé, to combat the myth. Here Anna, walks us through some truths about agriculture in the modern world.
05 March 2013