The View from the Country column in the May 2016 issue of Acres USA magazine laid out the whole big ag/big chem/big pharma issue in an eye-opening way that I had not fully considered before.
Here’s the excerpt:
“Pretend for a moment that you are a comic book-style mad scientist bent on harming the health of the populace and debauching the food supply, but you want to do so in a slow, almost imperceptible way. Here’s the “science-based” protocol you could use:
Stephanie Tourles has packed an encyclopedia of pest repellent into what at first appears to be a small package.
On further consideration, Naturally Bug-Free may rest comfortably on the palm of my hand, but there are 176 detail-packed pages there.Continue Reading
Somewhere there are some old, old photos of a baby me in a diaper next a yellow canvass tent in a Pennsylvania state park – I think it was Poe Valley State Park in Centre County. We camped there a lot when I was kid.
Even before my memory stream begins I was in the outdoors. You can see I had very little choice other than “A life in the wild.” Did I have great parents or what?