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The Bob Cesca Podcast: Carnival Barking Clown

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))2/14/2020 7:24:15 am PST

re: #258 retired cynic

Amazing! I live in farm country, and most farms around here are BIG, thousands of acres, and they sure are trying to make money. I am boggled that so many are just in it for the tax rate. Real farming is hard work!

because a lot of modern agriculture does not have to do with producing food for direct human consumption, it is about providing raw materials for an industrial process. Cotton and corn for ethanol are the most obvious examples, but also growing corn to be processed into liquid corn sugar syrup, something with no nutrient value at all beyond the calories it contains.