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January 23 2012

Commentary by David Fuller

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More on Friday's lead article:
Re: Piece about Robert Bryce's article I think one ought hold his/her opinion about modern farming methods until reading "The Carnivore's Dilemma". Among many revelations about our food chain it describes the methods of Polyface Farm in Virginia which not only exceeds commercial faming output/acre but does it with superior conservation and food quality. Organic farming is debunked as just another version of commercial farming with cache. Certainly modern commercial farming is very cost efficient and has advanced mankind very far, but there is much intelligence in the renewable capability of nature. This is a landmark book. Warning: the description of raising corn-fed cattle will keep you from eating beef for quite a while.

David Fuller's view Might you be referring to "The Omnivore's Dilemma", by Michael Pollan? I have not read the book, although I recall one of my daughters mentioning it. While I am a carnivore, I try to ensure that meat purchased for our family comes from animals which have been raised humanely on free-range farms rather than confined to factory units.

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