Saturday, December 09, 2006

The prophecy of local grain II

"....And the message will be the same again and again- local food has its limitations but without experimentation we cannot write off grain production. The fear of land slipping to industrial uses is real, the possibility for grain farming discarded because of notions of grandeur. And this fixation on the 'massive' and the 'uniform' will lead us away from our history. The seeds that were scatered by human communities ten thousand years ago were a meeting point-an intersection of food and society. The time to find a new meeting place is upon us. Local, small scale grain systems can lead us there. Ask the people to think for a moment about their relationship to cereal crops. There are many who desire to renew that connection to history, to community to bread. Find one another for the time is now."


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