We're Missing an Opportunity
Good morning. I can't be the only person seeing this. In fact, I know I'm not. But, so far, voices are few, weak and far between. I've watched news footage of farmers plowing unharvested crops under because demand is down. Demand is not down ... it's just shifted. I've watched news footage of tanker trucks dumping thousands of gallons of fresh milk because dairies aren't buying it. Those articles are followed by human interest stories of food banks begging for donations, having to buy food on the open market to service the mile long lines of those in need during the pandemic. I know it's cliche, but we put a man on the moon. Surely we can find a way to move milk from cow to child, to move beans from farm to table, and to connect oranges and apples with food banks. This is a call for community inventiveness. Sure, the milk is a few hundred miles away. But renting a truck is far less expensive than buying milk on the market -- for both farmer and family in need. I'd much rather have a bag of green beans than a frozen block from Ecuador. Stop picketing and start pitching in.