An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing.— Vandana Shiva
Heartwarming Agricultural quotations
Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.
Of course people don't want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
I had a good mind to discontinue permanently the supply of grain to the city, reliance on which had discouraged Italian agriculture, but refrained because some politician would be bound one day to revive the dole as a means of ingratiating himself with the people.
I was talking about no nukes, the farm crisis.
People said that wasn't stuff that a state auditor was supposed to be talking about. Maybe they were right.
The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world.
We Communists have got to string along with the capitalists for a while.
We need their agriculture and their technology. But we are going to continue massive military programs. . . (soon) we will be in a position to return to a much more aggressive foreign policy designed to gain the upper-hand.
In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
I have to study politics and war so that my sons can study mathematics, commerce and agriculture, so their sons can study poetry, painting and music.
All my economic ideas as developed over twenty-five years can be summed up in the words: agricultural-industrial federation. All my political ideas boil down to a similar formula: political federation or decentralization.
Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology.
Even as the population doubled from three to six billion, we managed to race ahead with all kinds of technological and scientific events in agriculture - from using more fertilizers to mechanization to advanced plant breeding.
The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.
If you're using first-class land for biofuels, then you're competing with the growing of food. And so you're actually spiking food prices by moving energy production into agriculture.
Agriculture is the #1 source of deforestation.
By some estimates it accounts for 80% of the forests chopped down in the tropics.
Wait a minute! I'm not interested in agriculture.
I want the military stuff. During a briefing military stuff in which officials began telling him about missile silos.
Everything else can wait, agriculture can’t.
Agriculture is for living; mind culture is for life. Skills are for shaping material things so that they cater more for the comfort of man; studies are for shaping attitudes, feelings, desires, emotions and impulses of man, so that they may confer more peace, more joy and more fortitude on man.
Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems as they do today with drought, range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening budget on agriculture subsidies.
It is not larger, cleaner cages that justice demands.
..but empty cages; not traditional animal agriculture but a complete end to all commerce in the flesh of dead animals; not more humane hunting and trapping, but the total eradication of these barbarous practices.
Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought, threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires. Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse conditions in the agriculture industry.
After the First World War the economic problem was no longer one of production.
It was the problem of finding markets to get the output of industry and agriculture dispersed and consumed.
When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land.
The person who can most easily take up natural agriculture is the one who doesn't have any of the common adult obstructing blocks of desire, philosophy, or religion . . . the person who has the mind and heart of a child. One must simply know nature . . . real nature, not the one we think we know!
The standard four food groups are based on American agricultural lobbies.
Why do we have a milk group? Because we have a National Dairy Council. Why do we have a meat group? Because we have an extremely powerful meat lobby.
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
Humans merely share the Earth. We can only protect the land, not own it.
I came from a dirt farm, now I'm filthy rich.
We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture.
Sustainability is a political choice, not a technical one.
It's not a question of whether we can be sustainable, but whether we choose to be
Sustainability is here to stay or we may not be
I'm not talking about losing [agricultural] diversity in the same way that you lose your car keys. I'm talking about losing it in the same way that we lost the dinosaurs: actually losing it, never to be seen again.
Beer was the driving force that led nomadic mankind into village life.
It was this appetite for beer-making material that led to crop cultivation, permanent settlement and agriculture.
You cannot, for instance, sustainably protect the environment if the majority of the people are still in primitive agriculture leading to the encroachment of forest reserves.
All my plans in private life; all my pursuits; all my designs, wishes, and thoughts, have this one great object in view: the overthrow of the ruffian Boroughmongers. If I write grammars; if I write on agriculture; if I sow, plant, or deal in seeds; whatever I do has first in view the destruction of those infamous tyrants.