Regenerative agriculture is, literally and figuratively, bullshit

I’m expecting LinkedIn to censor this issue because of the headline. But I do not accept the notion that prudishness is professional. So fuck off, LinkedIn; you have played your role in keeping me underemployed[1] and I appreciate neither that nor your prudery.


Environment

I first encountered the idea of regenerative farming—here labeled regenerative ranching— in Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, an apology, really, for the food system mostly as it is (Pollan acknowledges that regenerative agriculture cannot supply sufficient animal flesh to satisfy consumer wants).[2] It’s bullshit meant to assuage nonhuman animal flesh-eaters’ guilt, and the National Park Service’s determination to preserve ranching but not the endangered tule elk at Point Reyes is merely one highly illustrative example.[3]

Jan Dutkiewicz and Gabriel N. Rosenberg, “The Myth of Regenerative Ranching,” New Republic, September 23, 2021, https://newrepublic.com/article/163735/myth-regenerative-ranching


Pandemic

(Inter)national

Aaron Blake, “The question Republicans still can’t really answer on vaccine mandates,” Washington Post, September 25, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/25/question-republicans-still-cant-really-answer-vaccine-mandates/


Donald Trump

Coup attempt

Meaghan Ellis, “Legal expert explains how the walls are closing in on a flustered Trump,” Raw Story, September 25, 2021, https://www.rawstory.com/trump-legal-problems-2655172197/


  1. [1]David Benfell, “About my job hunt,” Not Housebroken, n.d., https://disunitedstates.org/about-my-job-hunt/
  2. [2]Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma (New York: Penguin 2007).
  3. [3]Jan Dutkiewicz and Gabriel N. Rosenberg, “The Myth of Regenerative Ranching,” New Republic, September 23, 2021, https://newrepublic.com/article/163735/myth-regenerative-ranching

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