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Modern agricultural methods have produced even larger harvests—but at a cost: the richest breadbasket soils of the nation are threatened by serious erosion. The solution may lie in a revival of the techniques of "organic farming," techniques that have long been associated with romantic back-to-landers. Now serious large-scale farmers are giving organic methods a try, with startling success.
And [Jesus] said Woe unto you lawyers also! for ye load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Luke, 11:46
How do our inflation fighters gird themselves for battle? With béarnaise sauce and tax shelters.
Much has been written by, and about, Albert Speer since the end of World War II. Here, rescued from obscurity, is the summary of the first interrogation of Hitler’s armaments minister and confidant, conducted less than three weeks after Germany surrendered. More than a footnote to history, it is a prelude to what was to be written later, untailored by hindsight and enhanced by spontaneity.
Andrew was a desperately premature baby, weighing under two pounds. He died after months of ” efforts in an intensive care facility. The story of his short, cruel, institutionalized life is a case study in the limits and excesses of modern medicine.
The United Stales is in the midst of a wave of corporate takeovers—some of which can more accurately he described as corporate wars.