USDA is distributing millions in aid to new farmers and ranchers, designed to entice a young workforce to enter the farming occupation, specifically to establish themselves within the developing sustainable niche. This aid is not the support young farmers should desire, nor is it the redemption the USDA craves. The solution is the farmer and his field, free from the tyranny of government regulation and unadulterated by government handouts.
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An accident reveals an early 20th century advertisement – one that says much about man’s trust in science and it’s ability to provide for health artificially. Peter Bringe, author of The Christian Philosophy of Food, tells the story and provides an analysis of the deeper issues.
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