We know some of the ways they’re linked.
But with oil tar headed to the Florida Keys and the new study showing links between ADHD and pesticide exposure well below the “allowable limits” of the FDA, we are seeing a kind of contingent exposure of Food alongside a contingent exposure of Oil. Oil companies are cringing through the daily more grim news from the Gulf of Mexico. Pesticide manufacturers are certainly laying low. PR hacks are taking down mad overtime right now trying to figure out how to spin out of these two developments.
This kind of negative visibility is an opportunity to raise the questions about food production and peak oil that the relocalization movement has been raising for a minute now.
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So even the class-warriors are seeing the handwriting on the wall. It says “food praxis.”
I think of Will Hooker’s pickup truck right now, which sported the words:
Permaculture – Revolution Disguised as Gardening