When I read Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower in preparation for John Green’s latest season of Crash Course: Literature, I was first drawn by the Biblical parallel in the title. In what way was this going to be like the parable of the sower? Continue reading
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The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Digest part 3: All Flesh is Grass
A Digest of The Omnivore’s Dilemma Part 3: Polyface Farm
“All Flesh is Grass”
“Mother earth never attempts to farm without live stock; she always raises mixed crops; great pains are taken to preserve the soil and to prevent erosion; the mixed vegetable and animal wastes are converted into humus; there is no waste; the processes of growth and the processes of decay balance one another; the greatest care is taken to store the rainfall; both plants and animals are left to protect themselves against disease.” —Albert Howard, An Agricultural Testament
Our past two posts on the subjects of corn and meat were not too pleasant, so this post promises to be more hopeful. We’re moving on from mad cow disease to “glad cows at ease”.