Letters, Nov. 27, 1978

The New Farmer

To the Editors:

Your article on big-time farming [Nov. 6] was a refreshing insight into a business that few people regard as such. The amazing bounty that agricultural scientists like Mr. Benedict are able to produce is a tremendous hope to starving people the world over, and the best way to counter our rising import costs.

Ron Soussa Boston

American food, like American farming techniques, will never be the hope of the lesser developed countries. Our current large-scale farming practices are built on our ability to squander cheap energy on fertilizers,...

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