Although there may yet be some debate concerning Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect (depending on your place on the planet) one universal concern remains constant as we all look forward.
We need food to Live and no matter what you’re eating at any particular moment in time chances are overwhelming that the original source of your meal was a farm and the farmer who works it!
Modern Science is producing miracles in medicine and genetically enhanced plants and even animals but we still and will always need Mother Earth as the primary provider of our sustenance and that is the reason why farming and the Farmers who work the fields for their livelihood must remain a viable Way of Life. Whether it be by government subsidy, tax breaks or any other form of financial incentive, each nation must make every effort to support the growers, both local and national, who toil in the fields to provide us with our daily bounty of fruits, vegetables and to sustain the feed for the animals we breed and harvest for our feasts and festivals.
Farming in the United States for one example, typically involves incredibly long hours coupled to back breaking labor with an uncertain reward forever dependant on weather, soil, machinery, effort and sometimes luck. Many farms are family-owned and operated yet due to the increasing difficulties and comparatively modest rewards the younger generation of farmhands tend to seek their fortunes far away from home causing a real threat to the future of the family enterprise.
Just as we support and reward colossal financial institutions and the Goliaths of the automotive world so must we support and reward the humble, hardworking David’s of the Farming industry to maintain our economic future and our Way of Life.