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-- Anonymous, February 12, 2000



Earlier this week one of the most trusted voices on radio, Paul Harvey, proclaimed the benefits of a new food product manufactured by a commercial sponsor. Though made of soybeans, Mr. Harvey said, this new food product looks and tastes "just like chicken. You're going to love it!"

Is this, then, to be the culmination of our green revolution-- re-engineered soybeans grown on 50,000 acre farms reconstituted to look and taste just like chicken... or cucumber... or strawberry? Will someone, besides your's truly, stand up and "say it ain't so!"

This Saturday morning at 9am on AM 1080 KSCO and AM 1340 KOMY, Saturday Morning Agriculture will feature a conversation with Bob Gregson, author of "Rebirth of the Small Family Farm," about the other green revolution. Bob is a VietNam era Green Beret with two Purple Hearts and a Dartmouth MBA with 16 years of corporate management. Bob now earns his living by farming two acres on Vashon Island, Washington. Yes! A two-acre farm!

Topics will include an overview of the directions in which farms are growing, how a farmer can survive and prosper on a two-acre farm when many are not surviving on thousand acre farms, and the relationship between the world's farmers and middlemen as revealed in the recent "Battle in Seattle" over the WTO.

Listeners are invited to call the live program with questions and comments.

If you are unable to listen to the California radio stations Saturday morning, the show will be recorded and archived with a discussion group so that you may listen and participate whenever and wherever you so desire. You will find the archived show at

You can share your thoughts on this by going to !

-- Anonymous, February 17, 2000

Thanks marsh.

As much as possible, I try to support the local Farmers Market, rather than Safeway, et. al. In California, the Farmers Markets have become a "big thing" in the urban and sub-urban areas. 'Bout time.

Nothing else tastes like an organically grown vine-ripened tomatoe.

I sometimes wonder if there are any studies indicating that public support for Farmers Markets are sending a message to the larger food comglomerates.


-- Anonymous, February 18, 2000

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