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Monday, August 3, 2009

A Farmer Fights Back (What He Says About Turkeys Is Absolutely True)

Read the whole essay here: The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals — The American, A Magazine of Ideas

The biggest environmental harm I’ve done as a farmer is the topsoil (and nutrients) I used to send down the Missouri River to the Gulf of Mexico before we began to practice no-till farming, made possible only by the use of herbicides. . . .

Young turkeys aren't smart enough to come in out of the rain, and will stand outside in a downpour, with beaks open and eyes skyward, until they drown.

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