Comments on: Haitians Eat Dirt, Cars Eat Corn http://sharonastyk.com/2008/01/30/haitians-eat-dirt-cars-eat-corn/ Finding the keys to the future...and trying not to lose them in the mess. Thu, 24 Dec 2009 23:25:44 -0700 #?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: jomag http://sharonastyk.com/2008/01/30/haitians-eat-dirt-cars-eat-corn/comment-page-1/#comment-27625 jomag Mon, 21 Dec 2009 09:11:02 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/?p=36#comment-27625 There is one thing I am missing in all this food crisis. Teaching people to grow their own food. Community vegetable gardens, ( or growing veggies even in a pot, ) or the backyard. If you can get soil, and with proper education there is no need to go hungry for the majority of people on the planet. I know my comments may sound unsympathetic, which is not the case. But for hundreds of years mankind has survived and got food without any shops or commercial farmers. Why have we lost that ability? There is one thing I am missing in all this food crisis. Teaching people to grow their own food. Community vegetable gardens, ( or growing veggies even in a pot, ) or the backyard. If you can get soil, and with proper education there is no need to go hungry for the majority of people on the planet. I know my comments may sound unsympathetic, which is not the case. But for hundreds of years mankind has survived and got food without any shops or commercial farmers. Why have we lost that ability?

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By: katecontinued http://sharonastyk.com/2008/01/30/haitians-eat-dirt-cars-eat-corn/comment-page-1/#comment-43 katecontinued Fri, 01 Feb 2008 04:28:00 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/?p=36#comment-43 Sharon,<br/>I'd been contemplating my version of this article when I saw your post at Casubon's Book this morning. The comments made me so cranky I chose not to comment. <br/><br/>Tonight I remembered I could comment here. I am glad you put a real kick in the pants in your post. I appreciated your detailed focus on our responsibilities. I came at quite <a HREF="http://make-a-greenplan.blogspot.com/2008/01/d25-dirt-for-food.html" REL="nofollow"> differently,</a> but that is what shows our diverse blogosphere. Sharon,
I’d been contemplating my version of this article when I saw your post at Casubon’s Book this morning. The comments made me so cranky I chose not to comment.

Tonight I remembered I could comment here. I am glad you put a real kick in the pants in your post. I appreciated your detailed focus on our responsibilities. I came at quite differently, but that is what shows our diverse blogosphere.

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By: sherry http://sharonastyk.com/2008/01/30/haitians-eat-dirt-cars-eat-corn/comment-page-1/#comment-42 sherry Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:04:00 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/?p=36#comment-42 there is an interesting article on a somewhat similar theme with respect to climate change here (though not expressed with quite Sharon's passion):<br/><br/>http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/opinion/32589 there is an interesting article on a somewhat similar theme with respect to climate change here (though not expressed with quite Sharon’s passion):

http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/opinion/32589

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By: shanalulu http://sharonastyk.com/2008/01/30/haitians-eat-dirt-cars-eat-corn/comment-page-1/#comment-41 shanalulu Thu, 31 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/?p=36#comment-41 Oh, Sharon, you scare the hell out of me on a regular basis, but I'm pretty darned sure you're right. This is SUCH a hard sell for most Americans, and it's difficult to have hope when it looks like most of us are ignorant or selfish enough to just keep on as we are for as long as it's at all possible.<br/><br/>Thank you for not being afraid to say these things, for not being afraid that some people may think you crazy, and for keeping the faith in these uncertain times. You inspire me, both to have faith and to try harder to reduce my consumption.<br/><br/>--Shana in Missouri Oh, Sharon, you scare the hell out of me on a regular basis, but I’m pretty darned sure you’re right. This is SUCH a hard sell for most Americans, and it’s difficult to have hope when it looks like most of us are ignorant or selfish enough to just keep on as we are for as long as it’s at all possible.

Thank you for not being afraid to say these things, for not being afraid that some people may think you crazy, and for keeping the faith in these uncertain times. You inspire me, both to have faith and to try harder to reduce my consumption.

–Shana in Missouri

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