Polyface is proof that people can sometimes do more for the health of a place by cultivating it rather than by leaving it alone.
("The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals")
More Quotes from Michael Pollan:Cheapness and ignorance are mutually reinforcing. And it's a short way from not knowing who's at the other end of your food chain to not caring - to the carelessness of both producers and consumers.
Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.
Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand, and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience of what I'm writing about.
The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society.
You cannot eat apples planted from seeds. They must be grafted, cloned.
I have had the good fortune to see how my articles have directly benefited some farmers and helped build markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development. That makes me a hopeless optimist.
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Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
W. Somerset Maugham
I don't think there's anything more important than making peace before it's too late. And it almost always falls to the child to try to move toward the parent.
I can't miss a night's work and let my public down.