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“We are the USDA! Without us people would be eating dirt and chairs!”*…


d’après Johannes Vermeer


Works of art…

d’après Robert Doisneau


, … with and without gluten…

d’après Wayne Thiebaud


Oh so many more at “Gluten Free Museum.”

* South Park, “Gluten-Free Ebola” (2014)


As we whisk away the wheat, we might spare a thought for Rachel Carson; she died on this date in 1964.  A pioneering environmentalist, her book The Silent Spring— a study of the long-term dangers of pesticide use– challenged the practices of agricultural scientists and the government, and called for a change in the way humankind related to the natural world.

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
– Rachel Carson



Written by LW

April 14, 2015 at 1:01 am

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