Saturday, May 08, 2010
Greedy Enemy of Earth
I am reading that a Public Hearing is being prepared for an 8000 hectares rice farm in the Province of Corrientes, Argentina. I am familiar with the area, it is near Mercedes and proposes to dam and use a stream called Ayui to flood the paddy fields. Argentine environmentalists arguments are the same as all over the world: Greedy Capitalists want to take possession of a river, destroying the habitat of natural fauna and flora, displacing the native carpincho. We used to hunt the carpincho and roast it - it is quite good. Since in my youth I participated (for money, of course) in several large rice growing projects in the area, I too must be considered a greedy enemy of Earth. I was not aware of it, in fact, we thought then that we were feeding the world.