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How an Aging Rock-Star Caravan to Fund Family Farmers Has Deteriorated into a Home for New Age Food-System Discontent

Farm Aid limps into Kansas City this weekend, August 13, billing the 26th anniversary annual concert as a benefit for America’s “family farmers.” But this careful analysis of the language underlying the concert's promotion by Kevin Murphy and Mike Smith demonstrates that a funny thing happened along the way to agricultural utopia. How the aging farm-financing palooza has become a warm up act for the progressive politics of the Good Food Movement. A Truth in Food audio exclusive.

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0 #1 Sharon Zecchinelli 2011-08-15 11:48
Do ya think??? Shoots, I was sounding the alarm about this 4 years ago when I went to Farm Aid to get their attention about NAIS. No one would listen to me there, and no one would listen to me when I was ringing the bell. Oh well, waking up sometime is better than never waking up.
It was then that I came to the stark realization that no farm organization is really about helping the farms or the farmers. The mission is solely about keeping the organization going. What makes them look good? What brings in the most money? Oops, sounds like politics as usual, what?

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