Friday, May 20, 2011

I was disappointed

when I found the pictures of the Chinese exploding watermelons. Somehow I thought they would be more dramatic - instead of sad - wasteful and sad.

Sadder still is the fact that some Chinese farmers will not eat what they or others grow for sale, but grow their own produce for their family's consumption. I'm glad they have a kitchen garden - but what about the fact that they won't eat the food they grow to make a buck because of all the chemicals they use on it.

And then there's the shunning of domestic food in favor of what's imported. Buy local apparently may mean buying toxins.

I heard it on NPR, but here's a print story:

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