|As a gardener who survived Reagan inflation, I wanted to see how this piece plays out 30 years later. The personal back and front yard family garden is good defenxe. But reality kicks in when attacking world food needs. Globally, we use grains and oilseeds to supplement vegetables and fruits. Growing crops which require larger acreage is not compatible with capitalism. A better farm bill is needed in the US, he says.
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.
Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.
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