“As a farmer I am shocked at the stupidity expressed in all of these comments. Sorry folks you have no idea what you are talking about. I have farmed for 50 years and you have no idea what you are talking about. When was the last time you were on a farm? Easy talk to throw words around that you have no idea what they mean, you have no idea what you are talking about. Be thankful for what agriculture has done over the last 50 years to feed the world, including all of you, with the best safest food anywhere. Stone Barn may be a wonderful place to get away from the city but does not feed the world or you.”
C Karen Stopford on May 21, 2012 at 19:07:51
“If you are feeding the world, why are there so many starving people?
Instead of insulting people and proclaiming your superior knowledge, why don't you demonstrate it by adding something of value to the discussion? Rather than complaining in vague terms, why don't you share what you know with other people in this forum? As you said - it's easy to "throw words around."
And you don't know where my food comes from, so I may very well get my sustenance from Stone Barn, or a similar place.”
Sir Dinadan on May 21, 2012 at 17:32:19
“Carl, you should not be farming. You haven’t the faintest idea what good farming is.”
A Farmer on May 20, 2012 at 15:26:09
“Wow Carl! I'm shocked by the stupidity of something I just read here and its not the article. The last time I was on a farm is right now. And If you don't understand the relationship between a healthy soil and a healthy crop you should have been doing something else for the last 50 years.
Thank you Huff Post for this article! Soil stewardship is as vital a social issue as any. We can not let toxic Ag destroy our children's future.”
Conspiracy2Riot on May 20, 2012 at 11:35:06
“As a farmer I am shocked you've written what you have here.
It's false, there is little to be thankful for in the fact that agricultural run off of those chemicals and manures are causing ocean acidification, dead zones, the soil you're working is DEAD and now relies entirely on those inputs and the seeds you're using are transgenic.
You're precisely the kind of farmer that's willingly and blindly contributed to sickness of our planet. SHAME on you.”
Paul Barnwell on May 19, 2012 at 17:12:01
“Carl, I respect your profession and, living in Kentucky, I've seen small farms, large farms, organic, and non-organic. I'm thankful for agriculture, but I'm not thankful for the dominant farming paradigm right now. Will prove to cause more destruction than good in the long run (if it hasn't already). www.mindfulstew.wordpress.com”
ddanimal on May 19, 2012 at 13:32:39
“"best safet food anywhere? LMFAO
You are a CLOWN.
The "best safest food anywhere" comes from my garden and my local organic farmers, not chemically-dependent "pharmers" like you.”
bzimmerman on May 19, 2012 at 11:22:02
“I was born and raised on a family diary farm, in the 1950s. We had 60 Holsteins, and a host of other animals. We used no chemicals of any kind, and we fed ourselves, or animals, and all those who bought milk, meat and produce from our family farm.
The trouble began with the corporatization of agriculture. Factory farms displaced the family, organic farm, just as big box stores forced family retail out of business.”
outnow on May 19, 2012 at 10:07:09
“Feeding the world means more people who eat more. Meanwhile, the soils are depleted. Why is that such a difficult concept? Better nutrition means better practices in agriculture.
Not wanting to change practices is always justified by exploding human population levels. Is this good in your mind? If so, why?
Mankind has farmed for over 10 thousand years. We can learn by looking back as well as forward. Current agricultural practices are unsustainable. That's reality. Reality should offend no one, but it does if your ox is gored. Collectively, we all march forward to our fates without seeing that ever-expanding population can be controlled and does not justify many current practices.
Mother Nature cannot be fooled. We will pay a heavy price for those who refuse to see the light. Pesticides and fertilization techniques can and must be improved, not "justifed."”