Thursday, February 5, 2009

Why the Farming Crisis Has Everything to Do With the Economic Crisis

Read why some believe we need a 50 year farm bill.
This whole topic gets me a little hot under the collar.
I'm really wish I did not have to support FARM AID, there should
be (even in a not so perfect world) no need for it, I'd rather see advertisements
for AIG AID. Know what I mean? Yes, I have to support Farm Aid, it's really
quite simple, NO FARMS,NO FOOD.
I can't tell you how strongly I feel about this. There are many things we spend
our money on that we don't NEED, food is not one of them.
Remember, you are what you eat. Do you want to be a ripe, luscious, Jersey Tomato?
Or High Fructose Corn Syrup (with or without mercury)?
The choice is up to you.


Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

I wholeheartedly agree, my friend...

Did you grow all those tomatoes yourself??? If so... I have the mozzarella and homemade olive oil... when can I come over?

Naomi said...

i thought i was always pissed about something...but you, my dear friend, take the cake lol. you're right though. people really need to readjust their priorities.

A. said...

I thought I didn't like tomatoes until I had a *real* one! I practically lived on tomatoes this summer. Warm from the garden and plain or with just the lightest sprinkling of salt and pepper. I don't know NJ well enough to know if you're near Columbus, but the Columbus Flea Market is great for cheap farm produce.


zilla said...

Not to make light, but I'm always asking myself that "you are what you eat" question, only it's more like, "what's more beautiful, a slender stalk of tender green asparagus with purple accents, or a chocolate covered Dunkin' Donut?

So why don't I look more like asparagus???


I heartily agree. We must support farming, at all costs. For those of us who can't grow enough to sustain our own family, we really need to support local farmers at the farmers' market and our local CSA farms. Problem is, so many of us are addicted to convenience.

Funny (in a heart-breaking way) story: we're at a birthday party and the mom has gone to the trouble to make organic, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and you know what that means -- without white table sugar, it had a rather earthy color to it. A little girl asked why it looked funny. When the hostess explained how the lemonade was made, very politely avoiding all mention of high fructose corn syrup, the little girl said, "None for me, thank you. I like my lemonade with high fructose corn syrup."

They learn so YOUNG! P's lucky to be learning all the right stuff.