[Marxism] Developing a Marxist approach to global agriculture

DW dwaltersmia at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 08:16:32 MDT 2018

“*All progress in capitalist agriculture is a progress in the art, not only
of robbing the worker, but of robbing the soil…. Capitalist production,
therefore, only develops the techniques and the degree of combination of
the social process of production by simultaneously undermining the original
sources of all wealth—the soil and the worker.”*

*—*Karl Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Chapter on “Machinery and Large-Scale

Issues and terms covered in this essay, in part:


   adaptive multi-paddock grazing


   intensive rotational grazing

   holistic management

   regenerative/restorative agriculture

   no till farming

   cover cropping


These are all terms that are overlapping concepts dealing with *mimicking
nature* to restore the land, grow food and ending the negative effects of
climate change due to factory farming  [technically called “Concentrated
Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs].


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