Naturally, it’s not just man who’s an extension of the leafy, green plant—it’s all animal life. To gain a better understanding of man’s dependency, as well as the entire animal kingdom’s dependency, on the leafy, green plant we must go back to the beginning of life.
The first sustainable life form was a one-celled green plant. It contained chlorophyll, a complex compound that is the agent necessary for photosynthesis to take place. By means of photosynthesis, plants use the sun’s energy to convert carbon dioxide and inorganic substances into organic material such as sugars, fats, and proteins.
Here is a quote from my 1979 edition of Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia. I’m quoting this older edition to illustrate the fact that the science of life is not new, it’s just all too often ignored.
Is it possible that we're so smart we're actually quite ignorant? Do our beliefs about our nation's wealth mask the reality of its indebtedness? Do our beliefs about our freedom mask the degree of our servility to Big Government and Big Business? Does our smugness regarding the integrity of our country's currency mask the reality of its history of debasement? Does the posturing and statements of our leaders mask their record of lies? And, closer to home, does the abundance, low price, and convenience of our food supply mask its nutritional deficiencies that bring sickness and death to millions of people before their time?
Yes, those of us in agriculture live in an age of cloning, genetic engineering, satellite imagery, global positioning navigation, cellular phones, and computerized everything. Mass production, extensive inputs, elaborate transportation systems, complicated machinery, sophisticated marketing, round-the-clock communication, high yields, Wall Street financing, and plenty of energy from electrical and petroleum sources are the keys to success in modern agriculture.
The Cradle of Life
Man invented grain farming about 10,000 years ago. Life became easier and the world’s population grew rapidly. Grain became the “staff of life.” Over time, grain-farming techniques improved. In the past 200 years grain production soared due to improved plant varieties, fertilization, pesticides, mechanization, and government subsidies.
Since our country is so “advanced” and has converted its best grasslands into grain farms, it produces huge grain surpluses. As a result, grain is cheap. This has motivated food processors to use grain as a filler to cheapen the cost of their processed foods (soft and fruit drinks, ice cream, applesauce, ketchup, candies, soups, syrups, salad dressings, and condiments of all kinds—the list of “foods” is nearly endless). In addition, farmers learned they could use grain to speed up animal growth and reproduction rates. Consequently, grain is now the primary feed for all kinds of poultry, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, fish, and even exotic animals, such as bison, deer, and elk, that are raised for food. Nearly our entire nation’s supply of egg and dairy products is from grain-fed critters.
Man’s increasing reliance on grain as food for himself, his livestock, and his pets has been motivated by grain’s low cost, abundance, stockpiling capability, transportability, and nutritional impact on everything that eats it. So, for what seemed to be for all the right reasons, man was able to make his most important need (food) almost mundane.
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