No bar code: a revolution against industrial agriculture is just down the road

Mother Jones
by Michael Pollan

May-June 2006 edition

An evangelical Virginia farmer says a revolution against industrial agriculture is just down the road. 'We don’t need a law against McDonald’s or a law against slaughterhouse abuse -- we ask for too much salvation by legislation. All we need to do is empower individuals with the right philosophy and the right information to opt out en masse.' ... Joel, who describes himself as a 'Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-lunatic farmer,' speaks of his farming as his 'ministry,' and certainly his 1,000 or so regular customers hear plenty of preaching. Each spring he sends out a long, feisty, single-spaced letter that could convince even a fast-food junkie that buying a pastured broiler from Polyface Farm qualifies as an act of social, environmental, nutritional, and political redemption...

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