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What We’re Up Against: A Forbes writer defends modern agriculture

January 21, 2010

It’s good to see that somebody outside of agriculture gets it and understands what we’re up against.

No sector in America is better positioned for the future than agriculture, if it is allowed to reach its potential, according to a Forbes magazine column written by Joel Kotkin, a distinguished presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University.

“Like manufacturers and homebuilders before them, farmers have found themselves in the crosshairs of urban aesthetes and green activists who hope to impose their own Utopian vision of agriculture. This vision includes shutting down large-scale scientifically run farms and replacing them with small organic homesteads and urban gardens,” Kotkin wrote.

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