Serving Whitman County since 1877

Ag laws show first-world mindset

The phrase “first-world problems” has become a punch line – a throwaway statement because it is uttered by people with plenty of gadgets, a reliable food supply and a secure roof over their heads.

It has also dulled our experience of a world in which seasonal food is the reality and some products are hard to get. When everything is available, regardless of season or effort, it is easy to voice shallow moral judgments when it comes to food production and consumption.

Animal rights policies have begun to circulate more freely across the U.S., with varying degrees of success.

The most prominent e...


Reader Comments(0)