“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Saturday, February 28, 2009
US Food Supply in Jeopardy
Since I have done recent blogs about my strong dislike for corporate farms and supporting family farms this article fit right in. Family farms have been rapidly declining over the past 20 years especially because they cannot compete pricewise with the corporate machines. Family farms are in danger and with the decline in family farms comes the decline in our nations food supply. Currently the United States does not produce enough food to feed its citizens, that is why so much food is imported. What is going to happen when those countries themselves face food shortages and stop exporting food? I will tell you people in the United States will begin to starve. It is not a matter of oh just start the farm back up mentality. Many family farms have been replaced by suburbs and many more lie fallow. A farm that has been not been maintained takes years to get back up and running properly, especially the family farm. Take it from me, we took on a fallow farm and have been working for years to get it back in shape and up and running. It is not an easy task and not one that many people are willing to take on. Those of us who have farms, need to be diligent about using them as such. Many have farms nowadays yet don't farm. They have simply become retreats from city life and nothing more. A farm is an extension of the family who lives there. It receives love, attention and care just like the rest of the family. A farm is more than just a piece of land, it is a part of the souls who work it and tend it. Those of us who have land have an obligation to work that land. The very nature of our survival as a nation depends on it. As more an more corporations go bankrupt the need for family farms and the goods they produce will rise. So again I implore my readers for the sake of our communities, our family and the people of our nation grow grow and grow some more. Use the gift that God has granted us. May God bless you in your journey. Here is the article I was talking about.