Cheap food and more food is better for people all around. Less fortunate can afford food and there is enough to go around. Kantian ethics can also apply to ‘big’ agriculture, because it is based on reason. This kind of agriculture works for many farmers and for the world, it makes sense to not make too many changes.
Richard Duarte Article: 7 - Agri-Intellectual Reason (A Response to Blake Hurst)Author: Christopher BedfordApril 27, 2018Authors Note:Christopher Bedford was very insightful on the background of the ag industry. However, I was not able to see where he is qualified to give his opinion on this topic, it did not say if he had his degree in the agriculture sector. I found his facts gave some assurance that he was qualified to comment on this subject.What does CAFO stand for? – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation.
Who states that the food operations are in charge of how farmers and growers produce crops and how the livestock farmers raise their animals?Farmers are subject to the public scrutinize because of these food produce operations which in layman terms is the “market”. So that means what majority of everyone is doing, everyone must follow. I can understand having regulations for farmers to follow, but for them to be told how to farm and what to farm is not right.“Black listed?” – Means that they are not following the rules, so they are not worthy of working with, the same principle of getting black listed in the work industry you will be lucky to get hired in that career field.I agree with fighting back against the policies, trying to reclaim how farming was done and practiced before the food operations got involved.I believe farmers should have rights, not be under some contract that isn’t fair or right.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.