Hate Eating Corporate Food? Democracy Is the Best Recipe
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WH: I actually wanted to write a chapter about this in the book. I think it's obvious to everybody out there the ecological reasons to save it, but there are also a lot of political reasons. If you look at the composition of Congress, it's kind of a cultural war that's going on and why it is so difficult to get a very progressive agenda in Congress, or even have a sensible agenda, it's because many of the rural areas in our country have been so adversely affected by losing agriculture and have been able to be manipulated into having things that aren't necessarily beneficial.
I think that actually investing in rural America, revitalizing the economy and making alliances could, over the long term, be beneficial in a lot of different ways both to the environment and politically. If we want to do anything about these issues, we have to form some relationships there.