关于烹饪的故事，有一篇很棒的文章标题为 非常规的收获：传统的奶农Art Thelen 内森·温特斯（Nathan Winters）撰写。
Stories like this are great because 他们 give the other side of the story. It’s easy for people to get all preachy and demonize the farmers as if 他们 are 故意使我们中毒并破坏环境。 那 kind of attitude doesn’有助于实现我们所有人都希望看到的变化。
Most of these farmers have been pitched and sold on a way of farming that is supposed to yield more crops, be easier for them to maintain, all at lower costs. So 我不’t think it’指责的农民。它’政府和化学公司的责任。
话虽这么说，但文章中有三点值得我注意。首先是来自Art的报价，“Milk is milk! 我不â€™t care if you are payinâ€™ 3 dollars a gallon for regular milk or if youâ€™re payinâ€™ 6 dollars for organic milk. Milk is milk!”
我认为一头牛的牛奶和’s been 激素过多, 连续数小时和数天挤奶 and is fed an unnatural diet compared to one that is grass fed, free roaming and treated more naturally.
C’星期一宗教？您要用宗教来证明这一点吗？那’如果我有一个错误的论点’ve ever heard one. You can twist it to fit anything you want. Pretty sure that terrorists justify what 他们 are doing in the name of religion.
Yes this might be true. 我不’t necessarily believe that Art is an evil man that is plotting to destroy the environment and our health, but again does that justify what he is doing on his farm? There are plenty of people that love what 他们 do and do it because it’最适合他们的家人。那不’不一定是对的。
You can justify lots of actions in that way. The Nazi soldiers might not have necessarily agreed with what 他们 were doing, but 他们 carried out their orders because it was best for their families. 那 statement is likely gonna piss off a lot of people and I’我没有将艺术与纳粹士兵进行比较，但是我’m比较行动的理由。
With all of this being said, 我不’t think that the farmers are the ones that we should necessarily be pointing our fingers at and demonizing. They have all bought into 系统 that has been pitched and sold to them. They are busting their asses to get 通过 and doing a pretty good job of it.
It’s 系统 and those that are selling this to the farmers that are the ones we should be faulting. A farmer like Art can likely run circles around any of us when it comes to working hard. It would beneficial to get someone like him to change his ways than to argue with him.
The question is how do we reach out to farmers like Art to explain the benefits of sustainable and organic practices? 什么’你对内森的想法’艺术和传统农民的故事？