How to make a country unsustainable

The New York Times this week ran an opinion piece by Patricia McArdle (19 June) about how the US has gutted and is ending one of Earth’s most sustainable food systems.

Where would they do such a thing?

In a place where they mean to do ‘good’;  Afghanistan.

Read this  and try not to open your mouth with amazement:…

As some counterpoint, however, trivial by comparison, there’s this:…

“And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”  (That’s written by an American, yes. Ha.)


2 Responses to “How to make a country unsustainable”
  1. Kirsten says:

    Wow, that first one is an incredibly depressing read. Nice that they ate slowly starting to invest in a little renewable energy, but incredible that this backwards, 20th century approach is still going on in projects that began in this century.
    Now off to read the second article in the hope of a morale booster.

  2. kim says:

    For some positive vibes come along to the Food Connect Stall at the Coal Loader Park and Sustainability Centre Launch on Sunday July 12th at Lavender Bay.Spead the word!

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