Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
a sort of harvest
the bean field behind the big box stores has been harvested...probably as well as can be expected...
it's also still for sale ( as it has been for years )...but that's beside the point...
the point ( for me, anyway ) is that in a casual stroll down two rows fro about fifty feet i found quite a few fully loaded bean pods still on the talks that the harvester missed...it looks like anything below four inches off the soil surface stayed in the field and i am wondering how many bushels were left in this field...and in fields across the state and across the bi-annual monoculture corn/beans belt...thousands? hundreds of thousands? i am looking or an estimate...i am also going to be looking to see if anything is desperate enough to glean these genetically linked insecticide herbicide resistant legumes over the coming winter ( if, indeed, we have winter...that is an unresolved question at this point )...we will look into both those questions to the extent we are able.
an ex- industrial worker ( the continued automation of jobs, condensing of ownership, plant closings, trade wars, and degradation of living standards here has rendered me a former industrial worker...now just part-time lumpen proletariat) and university student (everyone needs a hobby...my hobbies have evolved and, to keep things straight, i have left my formal student career behind for reasons that are too detailed to delve into here...continuing to be a student of life however and not adverse to learning...stasis is death ) sliding down the back side of middle age...a social loner with collectivist leanings...explain that.