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Amish communities vary in their use of technology.  Example: all shun electricity in their homes some allow it in work areas.  My Amish neighbors, in Iowa, all used the same petro-chemical inputs, had the same corn (zea mays) and soybean (soyabean) duo-crop rotation, and sold their produce through the same grain elevators as my non-Amish neighbors.

Their personal life style is more sustainable in that they  don't have telephone or electricity run into their homes and tend to raise much of their own food. (Believe it or not, most farmers in the US buy their groceries from the grocery store.)


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by ATinNM on Wed Nov 1st, 2006 at 12:13:11 AM EST
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