Saturday, November 5, 2011


Modern technologies have created a world without boundaries and world-wide communications and transport make it possible to produce food in one corner of the earth and eat the same at the other end travelling thousands of kilometers under protected conditions and maintaining prime quality. But is this system viable and can it last long? These critical questions are addressed in the following report.

"It is an interesting time for agriculture. There is more demand than ever for healthy, fresh, local food. Organic and green consumers take pride in knowing their farmers, considering the seasonality of vegetables, and putting foods that they have never tried before on their plates. The move toward local food is certainly to be commended but conscientious consumption will not solve our long-term economic, social, or agricultural needs. The fact is that many countries surpass us in producing seasonal, affordable, and healthy food. Many of them have better technology, farming practices, labor rights, and infrastructure than we do. It turns out that our food dollars may be doing a better job of supporting food systems abroad than at home. Despite the growing momentum and power of the "new food revolution," few of us take action beyond what we put in our shopping bags and on our dinner tables. To create viable, sustainable communities we need to build a food system that will future supply future generations viable opportunities in farming and agriculture.
What is it going to take for the future of agriculture to thrive?"

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