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Stakes in the Cash-For-Food Economy Go Up

Touch the Soil News #764 (urban food poster courtesy of Keep Growing Detroit) The world continues to move away from its historical roots in the countryside and into cities. As billions of people converge in the cityscapes of the world, they become almost 100 percent tied to the cash-for-food economic system. In decades past, rural folks still had a chance to partially circumvent the cash economy by growing some food. Cash is invoked by a financial system known for mischief and volatility. To complicate matters, cash is distributed sparingly, often through low pay jobs at companies that see labor as an expense to be constantly downsized. It is estimated that…

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