Continuing the “Where Does Your Food Come From/Are We Doomed?” theme of the past few weeks, here’s an an article by Michael Pollan for the New York Times online titled, “Why Bother?“–which was part of the angst of that trip to the Midwest:

The realization that all my efforts aren’t doing anything–that no matter how much I try to eat eggs from happy chickens, or buy organic parsley, that there will be thousands more people buying the cheapest eggs and parsley, with no thought as to where they come from–was really discouraging.

So imagine how happy I was to find an article telling me why I should still bother. Read it and see why you should bother, and we’ll resurrect the 1970’s back-to-the-land movement!