August 27, 2004

Grim farm articles

Here's a couple of links, the first to an article on farm bioterrorism (LA Times reg req'd) and the other on the fate of dairy workers in our fair state (Salon).

These have a common thread that run through them...they are both a result of large scale farming. No matter how many chickens we get, we'll never have million gallon manure lagoons; likewise, our birds free-ranging lifestyle keeps them healthy and more likely to resist the numerous chicken maladies that exist.

So the take-home lesson through all of this? Buy from your small local farmer, of course :)

Posted by rich at August 27, 2004 09:02 AM