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I don't know which audience King was addressing but the period of WWII rationing had a powerful effect on British attitudes to agriculture. After that, anything that increased productivity was a good thing.

Of course, this led to widespread poisoning of land with pesticides and the ruination of soils with excessive fertilization which means that they are effectively incapable of supporting vegetation without human intervention.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Apr 19th, 2008 at 05:20:21 AM EST
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