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The Meaning of Food

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For Murphy, the revolution will be local: “Our mission is to increase the economic vitality of local agrarian economies,” he says. “Without farmers we die economically and culturally. Read Plato and listen to his lament at the loss of farmers and fertility in Greece and realize that a few generations later Greece was done and Rome came on the scene only to repeat the same pattern,” he continues. “Consider Jefferson’s writing where he is clear that the strength of a Democratic society is based upon having a vast multitude of independent tillers of the soil.”

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