This week, many of our friends in Midwest farming communities are reeling—record catastrophic flooding is threatening their livelihoods and lives.
It’s the last straw for many farmers who were already struggling financially. As one of them told a New York Times reporter, “It’s probably over for us.”
There are still a minority of Americans who will argue over whether this new wave of extreme weather is a result of human-induced climate change.
But the debate over whether our dominant factory farm, GMO industrial food system is healthy for humans, animals or the planet is over.
And so is the debate over who is responsible for what’s gone wrong.