Polycultures for the Middle West and Middle East

Here is a must-see for AGua readers: A NYTimes Op-Ed by Thomas Friedman.  In this piece, Friedman explores “the parallel between how fossil fuels are being used to power monoculture farms in the Middle West and how fossil fuels are being used to power wars to create monoculture societies in the Middle East. And why both are really unhealthy for their commons.”  Friedman makes these connections with help from Wes Jackson, founder of the Land Institute and long time AGua hero.

The rubble of a mosque destroyed during fighting between the militants and the government troops is seen in Maarat al-Numan, on November 17, 2012.  Photo by PressTV http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/02/09/288062/syrian-cleric-killed-in-mosque-attack/
The rubble of a mosque destroyed during fighting between the militants and the government troops is seen in Maarat al-Numan, on November 17, 2012. Photo by PressTV http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/02/09/288062/syrian-cleric-killed-in-mosque-attack/
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