The die-off of commercially raised chickens hasn’t received much attention, even though tens of millions of birds have died, so many that disposing of them has become a logistical nightmare. But media silence does not mean lack of substance. This situation is telling us something very important about the inherent vulnerability of the industrial-pharmaceutical animal husbandry model. The most interesting part of this story to my mind is the fact that birds that are raised in a wellness as opposed to profit model are NOT succumbing. It took me a while to find a story that described this aspect, since the coverage of this entire event barely rates a yawn in corporate media, but this is a good account. We are being told something very important about our food system; it’s a shame we aren’t listening.
There is an alternative to corporate industrialized chemical mono-culture agriculture. Here is a description of what it would look like. This approach works with the Earth’s meta-systems, instead of trying to dominate them.
I find it very interesting that at the moment in our history when science has never been more important in making social policy there is an aggressive and well-funded campaign to keep science from doing just that. All in the name of profit. The only thing that is going to change the outcome is a mass movement of citizens who actively work for and vote for the most compassionate and life-affirming candidate of those available.
SchwartzReport: Republicans Seek to Sell Off or Give Away National Forests — Time for States to Repossess Land?
It is the intention of the Republican Party to see that America’s heritage of national forests be sold for a pittance, or just given away to a small group of corporations. This is so shameful I am amazed that that is not the lead story of the news cycle. But the corporate media doesn’t really seem to think the issue is of much importance, so it doesn’t get much coverage.