How to Write a Summary of an Article? Reminiscent of public attitude toward and awareness of domestic abuse and pedophilia in most of the Twentieth Century, modern slavery is buried deep in a cesspool of ignorance, apathy and denial. Resources and alternatives for victims are scarce or nonexistent.
Our Future, Our Choice 1 Introduction. Shantilal Bhagat Energy, Food and You. War, Preparing for War and the Environment. The Road Less Traveled. Janet Adair Hansen 52 Preserving the Principal.
Peter Sawtell 55 Electric Stewardship. Melanie Hardison 60 Use Less Energy. Presbyterians Encourage Energy Stewardship. Barbara Kingsolver A couple of generations ago, all farmers were organic farmers. Ben Burkett, Mississippi farmer The last time I was with Ben Burkett, a graying farmer from the Federation of Southern Cooperatives who grows collards and twenty other vegetables on his Mississippi farm, he reminded me how new our current industrialized system of food production is.
He lived in Japan and East Asia for five years, three of which were spent as a Mission Co-Worker doing community organizing and civil rights work with Koreans-in-Japan. He has worked with non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area on human rights, environmental health, people-cen- tered development and social justice issues.
What we eat raises ethical questions as we consider the environmental, energy and social impacts of this new food system. Environmental Impacts Large-scale, monoculture farms typically erode far more soil than smaller farms with a diversity of animals and plant crops, especially those employing sustainable agricultural techniques.
Industrial agriculture is also implicated in the loss of biological diversity due to ecosystem destruction and the reduction of crop vari- eties. Industrial farming uses vast quantities of chemicals to combat weeds, fungi, insects, and other pests — poisoning farm workers and surrounding communities.
Iowa has lost half its topsoil in only years of farming. Pimental, 2 Globally, pesticides killfarmers each year. Altieri, 3 In addition to the carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuel, the food sys- tem, notably in the production of meat and dairy, produces large quantities of greenhouse gases, nitrous oxide and methane perhaps as much as half of the total from fermentation of food and decomposition of manure and slur- ry.
Conventional farmers in the U. African-American farmers in the U. Department of Agriculture USDAthey have been systematically discriminated against, as findings in a recent class action lawsuit indi- cate.
Hunger occurs, however, because this food fails to get to the people who need it. This maldistribution is illustrated by our current, unprecedented situation in which an estimated one billion people have grown fat or obese from over-consuming, while an equal number suffer debilitating hunger.
Also, the idea that factory farms produce more food is a myth: Asian and Latino farm workers sort potatoes, Washington State Photo: As family farmers cave in to crushing debt, rural businesses and churches also fold, and the migration of young people to cities increas- es.
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Our commodified, industrial food system and market economy has helped drive the very farmers who have sustained societies for millennia deep into poverty.
A Reconciling Path Each of us perpetuates human-made systems.Lab report April 14, Abstract: In this article, we will experiment on the significant in strength of the enzyme by using three different test tubes and measuring the amount of product they give off.
Wendell Berry – the noted Kentucky writer, poet and farmer – speaks to this relationship with his concept of eating as “an agricultur- 6See “Annals of Labor: Nobodies; Does Slavery Exist in America?” by John Bowe, New Yorker, April , John Bowe’s “Annals of Labor Nobodies” is a very ugly article describing the virtual slavery of agricultural workers.
Reminiscent of public attitude toward and awareness of domestic abuse and pedophilia in most of the Twentieth Century, modern slavery is buried deep in a cesspool of ignorance, apathy and denial.
There are more than a million migrant workers living in the United States, about half of them illegally. They plant, tend, and harvest most agricultural commodities.
In the Annals of Labor, John Bowe describes the horrid conditions that migrant workers face in the American agricultural industry. Similarly, the Woodcutter by Robert Gwathmey shows how black workers in the south were destined to hard labor jobs with relatively little income.
Books From Our Pages. Nobodies, by John Bowe (Random House; $). Brother, By undervaluing the labor of creative professions, we put artists in a double bind: their artistic work isn.