Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
somewhat less gleaned
when i last stopped in on the bean field behind the big box stores seventy days ago i found multiple stalks with full bean pods the harvester had missed...
today i found a lot of trash...the ubiquitous plastic...in bottle and bag form ( walmart seems to be everywhere )...
and a lot of those self same unharvested pods...
with many industrial soy beans still at large...unlike last week's field of dense yellow #2, the local wildlife seems to be finding the beans unappetizing at best...i will look for volunteer corn in the field next to the supermarket when it is planted in beans next season...i would wager i will have better luck finding volunteer beans in this one when it becomes a corn field again ( providing it is planted at all...it is still for sale...you never know...someone may break ground for different planting )
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.