why i do international agricultural development

Eaters...must understand that eating takes place inescapably in the world, that it is inescapably an agricultural act, and how we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used. - Wendell Berry, "The Pleasures of Eating"

With our penchant for viewing the world in isolated little disconnected fragments, it is apparently difficult for us to see the connection between the knife that slices the banana into our cereal bowl and the chainsaw that slices tree trunks onto the rain forest floor. - Vandermeer & Perfecto, "Breakfast of Biodiversity"

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