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Some older farmers have been farming for 30 plus years a certain way what makes them want to change their practices for some that’s career ending.A majority of farmers don’t believe in this organic farming, they believe in putting a crop in the ground and growing it the old fashion way.Organic farming means shoving processed food down the mouths of the animals preventing them from consuming natural feed.I agree with Blake Hurst we need to shove those contracts in the faces of the big companies and go back to old the day of farming, I get that have a demand but when it becomes un ethical where can we draw the line?
Questions and Answers:Article: 7- Agri-Intellectual Reason (A Response to Blake HurstQ1: What does the author mean by “conventional farmers who are trapped in a kind of Stockholm Syndrome relationship with the industrial food system”? Please explain what the Stockholm Syndrome is and how it applies to farmers. Be detailed in your response. A1:Farmers these days are controlled by the food corporations and the market, what they need not what the farmers wants to grow. The Stockholm Syndrome basically is that farmers are told what to grow, how much of it, and how to grow it, and the only reason why they listen is because they are forced to by contract and the fact that if they don’t they could be potentially “black listed”. Which means no big-time food corporations will work with them essentially means they are tarnished and will not being getting any formof payment for their crops.
Q2: How does the author propose we help small farmers escape the industrial food system?