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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: jjkenobi
No. The problem is that farm owners can somehow pay lower wages. The can pay by the bin or bushel or basket. Look it up.
And at the same time, they get subsidies to plant less. Michelle Bachmann knows all about that.
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: MoreInterior
Is it because of America's history that we are hung up on the idea that field work equals slavery? There's no other reason not to pay workers real wages and treat them with respect.
We're hung up on it because American's don't like to do hot, dirty work. Never have.
A lot of people also feel they shouldn't have to, that they're above it. I'm not sure I disagree with that point either. You wouldn't get me in a field picking food for even $50/hour. Why would I choose to do a job that will give me skin cancer and beat up my body, when I can instead work in an air conditioned office and make just as much while not being left dead/decrepit in the process?
originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: DelMarvel
We need to figure out how to automate the farming industry more effectively...I would even go a step further and say we need to look at hydroponics in a controlled environment and get away from pesticides in general..keep in mind I did not think this through with all my amazing brain power but that is what just rolled off my tongue