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We are fighting back and help them move to sustainable, humane, local food production.Blake’s letter contains a number of fundamental mistakes about the nature and effectiveness of “organic” farming processes and results. Unless farmers can have access to the truth about ecologically intelligent farming, they will remain captives of the industrial system.
The author wants to help small and mid-size farmers like Blake Hurst escape the industrial system -rewarding their courage and hard work, offering them information and policy support for a transition to sustainable agriculture.
Article # 7: Agri-Intellectual Reason (A Response to Blake Hurst)Q & A1.What does the author mean by “conventional farmer’ s 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. The conventional farmer’ s who are trapped in a kind of Stockholm Syndrome relationship with the industrial food system mean the farmer have to depend most of agricultural activities on oil, water and mono-crop production because of monopoly food corporation. Stockholm Syndrome is an emotional attachment to a captor formed by a hostage as a result of continuous stress, dependence, and a need to cooperate for survival. Stockholm Syndrome related firmly to the farmer, it controls all of the farmer activities and production. There are some monopoly food corporation which buy only onekind of food such corn or wheat. Those company askes the small and mid- size farmer have to produce only specific product to sell company after each harvest. This kind of farming is called the monoculture which farmer grow only one kind of product on their crop. If the monopoly company need a huge amount of one product, the farmer must depend more oil for machinery, use more water and fertilizer to speed up the growing process of plants.2.How does the author propose we help small farmers escape the industrial food system?
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production agriculture, Missouri Farm Bureau, Blake Hurst, Omnivore’s Delusion