The Atlantic recently published an interesting article called Farmland without Farmers and discussing the negative affects of industrial farming on a longstanding culture.
It highlighted the decline of today’s active farmers and that most “field work” is completed by high tech machinery or airplanes. There is a major disconnect and limited contact between the farmer and its soil.
The rise in industrial farming has also deterred children and families from completing farmwork together on their land, mainly due to its dangerous and complex nature. A clear difference from mid century farm and countryside living.
This article expresses how a vital part of this countryside culture is being lost.
“We have an ancient and long-enduring cultural imperative of neighborly love and work. This becomes ever more important as hardly imaginable suffering is imposed upon all creatures by industrial tools and industrial weapons. If we are to continue, in our only world, with any hope of thriving in it, we will have to expect neighborly behavior of sciences, of industries, and of governments, just as we expect it of our citizens in their neighborhoods.”
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