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A 21st Century Social Contract Between Agriculture & the Public

January 8, 2010 A Farm Foundation Roundtable discussion took place today. Michael Dimock, of Roots of Change (ROC) was present, offering “ten basic building blocks” for a new social contract. Dimock goes on to say,

” I am a realist who looks at the past and says we can, we will, and we must change in unbelievably immense ways. Science and technology must be part of that change. Agriculture has a history of rapid change using technology. But I am very concerned about what appears to me to be an underlying hubris that permeates our perception of our ability to build and maintain industrial scale food production for a sustained period, particularly one based on fossil fuel. “

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