The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectualsBlake HurstKenneth WongBlake Hurst has a bachelor’s of science in agriculture from the University of Missouri. He workson a family-owned farm out in Missouri and is also a part of the American Farm Bureau makinghim a credible writer.
Content NotesBlake Hurst does not do organic farming in order to keep up with the real world. People like, like the businessman Hurst is complaining about, like to criticize others for their struggles even with no knowledge to the subject. Many criticize industrial farming, or the use of technology to increase production and efficiency, while praising those that farm organically. But many of those do not realize that industrial farms have the tendency to be owned and operated by families. Whereas organic farms typically hire many labor workers to do back breaking work.People continue to criticize farmers and call them tools of corporate greed. While farmersknow that the choices they make are not easy ones. While most people believe any biotech is bad for human health, biotech has actually made food safer to eat. Herbicides may be mildly dangerous, but they are actually aiding in preserving the environment.