If you haven’t already it, then you must read Mark Bittman’s interview with Wendell Berry in the New York Times today.
Below is the very end of the article, a delayed response to Bittman’s question: What can city people do? (to change the industrialized nature of our food system). Here was his answer:
Three hours later, my phone rings. (Wendell, famously, does not own a computer.) “Mark,” he says. “I’ve been thinking about that question about what city people can do. The main thing is to realize that country people can’t invent a better agriculture by ourselves. Industrial agriculture wasn’t invented by us, and we can’t uninvent it. We’ll need some help with that.”