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Wendell Berry: Fighting for Sustainability and the Local Economy

If there is anyone in this world to seek out for wisdom on the dismal state of our government and the global economy, it is Mr. Wendell Berry. As an author, teacher and family farmer, Berry has written more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry which advocate a different life than the one currently supported by global free trade and corporate capitalism. His is an understanding that is unmatched in a world full of greed, violence and ignorance, and anyone looking for honest clarity about the United States’ current state of affairs should read his work for enlightenment.

Wendell Berry was born on August 5, 1934 in Henry County, Kentucky. The son of a lawyer and tobacco farmer, Berry’s ancestral line can be traced back to the farms of Kentucky for more than 200 years, and this familial tie to the land is where Berry’s deep connection to agriculture and local economics first began.

After earning his master’s degree in English from the University of Kentucky, Berry attended Stanford University’s creative writing program as a Wallace Stegner Fellow. He also took part in a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and eventually became an English and creative writing professor at New York University’s Bronx Campus (now Bronx Community College) and the University of Kentucky.
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Some Thoughts On Plant Hybridization, Genetic Engineering And Organic Farming

Years ago, I heard a minister telling his flock that the practice of taking vitamin supplements amounts to a waste of money, and that the only noticeable change resulting from taking supplements is a change in the color of urine.  His claim was that, when one swallows a supplement tablet or capsule, everything in the tablet gets on a non-stop fast track to urine.  That minister's opinion reminds me of the opinion which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) pushes.  If a label on a supplement container tells of any health benefit of that supplement, your government forces distributors of so-labeled nutritional supplements to post the followingon their labels.  “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

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