Modernity is catching up with us. With the 20th Century’s source of cheap energy no longer cheap someone got the bright idea of looking to the products of mechanized mass industrial farming to feed our insatiable hunger for cheap energy.
What men must put in their belly would now be used to feed their cars. What can you expect when so many folks refer to their shiny mechanical-jacobins as their “baby.”
Food is cheap… produced by industrialized, mechanized mass farms… lets feed it to our cars.
Enter the law of unintended consequences. World-wide food shortages are driving up the cost of feeding our real- that is human- babies. DRC readers will have noticed the sharp increase in prices at their local supermarkets. The system of mass is growing.
I am not a chicken little kind of guy. The challenges of the market will be met by new and exciting solutions. Let’s hope the solutions of the 21st century are more humane, local, and responsible than the solutions of the 20th.