Food System & Production Questions
A brief change in format was called for today. Instead of sharing my perspective on issues, I have compiled a list of questions over the past year that I would like to ask. I am genuinely seeking answers and opinions for these questions, which I feel have not been adequately addressed. I have divided the questions into a couple of groups. Here is the first set, relating to food production.
- There are a few “loud” voices that speak out adamantly against our current food system. Is it reasonable to completely abandon what we currently have and if so, what is the proposed method to do this?
- While I am very supportive of locally and regionally grown and farmers markets, is it really reasonable to believe that all Americans can be fed & clothed through this type of system and is this the “solution” being suggested to replace what we currently have?
- If the “big corporations” are “disbanded,” where will farmers and ranchers go with their products without an alternative in place?
- What is that alternative and what is proposed to develop those alternatives realistically?
Feel free to answer any, all or none of the questions. I am simply posting them to stimulate thought and hopefully encourage discussion.