Interesting but sad article from Natural Society.com on the morals of a farmer trying to make a living, but yet knows that his crop is poison to himself. Farmers have had to work around these dilemmas many times. Imagine being a tobacco farmer who wouldn’t want their children to smoke.
Many people who work in the Oil sands don’t believe in the environmental damage being done, but feel that is the only way for them to make a living. It is a hard choice, but most people will make a decision based on feeding and housing their immediate family first and push environmental issues to the side.
“Like a thousand other farmers across the US, Kirk Bair is a farmer looking for ways to grow food economically and with as little labor as possible – but what are the moral implications of planting food you are aware is toxic, and selling it to your friends and neighbors? Is Bair in the right for planting GMO seed, even if conventional seed is hard to come by?”
Full article at NaturalSociety.com