Most of the response from my post, “Agriculture Is Imperialism“, was positive. There were a few naysayers, but none really had any substantive critiques, and tended to recycle the flawed “yeah, but we have to turn the entire planet into a factory farm to support an infinite population” argument — the same argument I pointed out was flawed in the piece. In the aftermath, I was directed to two pieces of media that provide a somewhat more tempered account of the range of impacts of agriculture.
- Against the Grain, book by Richard Manning (2005). Thanks to J. Stanton and Elizabeth Miller for the recommendation.
- America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie, award-winning documentary film (2005). Available on DVD and through Netflix streaming.