‘Regenerative’ Agriculture is Disunifying, and that is Okay
Why Our Life’s Work is Deconstructing Your Food System.
This article originally appeared on Resilience.org. The article is provided in its entirety here but with ADDED COMMENTARY at the bottom, discussing developments understood after its publication.
Daniel Griffith here – one of your local farmers.
Degeneration is a unifying force. Strange but surely it imbues both our scientific literature with a streamline of apolitical research and our hired political contestants with a meandering torrent of unscientific policies. But degeneration unifies these seemingly disparate streams–it is power amongst the powerful.
Degeneration and its neighbor, Climate Change, are comprehensive in their cross-the-aisle inclusivity. Their confluence with first world problems often centers as a wonderful campaign slogan. ”Don’t be a roadblock,” stumbled President Biden in a July, 2022 Press Conference. “You all have a duty…to act boldly on climate.” While certain iconoclast Republican politicians rebuke Climate Change as a hoax, no one can stand firm on loose ground. Here, in the adrift soils of another dust bowl, we become unified once again.