- using garden sheers to trim your bangs
- building a forest fire to barbecue burgers for two
- mincing garlic with a machete
- driving a ton of steel to transport a 150 lbs human body across town
- relying on expensive, petroleum-reliant, highly-commodified tools to support innovative, unconventional, and ecologically-sound small farms
This week in the Food List, the focus is on Appropriate Technology— or, in other words, technology that suits its purposes (in scale, cost, application, etc.). The presented case studies presented prove that when it comes to sustainable, small-scale farming, bigger is not better and one size doesn’t necessarily fit all.