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A Fool’s Paradise

Stephen Budiansky, a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly who raises sheep in suburban Virginia, tells the Sunday Washington Post that “traditional and supposedly ‘sustainable’ methods of farming many consumers think they should encourage are in fact often terribly wasteful of nature and natural resources.” From his own wealth of experience, he concludes that agricultural technology should not be the subject of knee-jerk dismissal: “On my farm, I can’t count the number of lambs and ewes that simply would have dropped dead – and the many more that would have endured much needless suffering – were it not for antibiotics, vaccinations and worming medications, all of which are taboo to organic producers.”

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