"Culture is like an iceberg. Some aspects of it are prominent, like the tip of an iceberg, but the bulk of it-the values and beliefs that shape who we are-exists beneath the surface."
"Agriculture has changed dramatically over the years, and it's become even more technologically advanced in the past 5 to 10 years alone. In fact, agriculture is like lot the car industry. One used to have to custom order power windows. Today power windows come standard on new vehicles just like most technology comes standard today on agricultural products."
Agriculture is a culture derived from the needs of the people who farm the land
Our definition focuses more on the holistic perspective of the culture of farming
Agriculture developed because of the needs of the people for food, and grew into a highly technological, industrialized process
Agriculture is like Disney World: it is a culture in and of itself, with many different components working together.
Agriculture is like learning to walk: it starts small and uncertain, but as it grows it becomes more highly developed and technological and continues to be perfected.
Agriculture is like a watch: you only see the finished product, but it is a long journey to assemble the parts.
Agriculture is like a toilet: you need shit.
"Agriculture is like a ship without a rudder," Sweger says, musing about how the industry isn't very speedy at changing directions. "You need-"
"A big storm," Magan says, jumping in with both his words and his boots. As he speaks, he stomps his feet into the muck and tosses the PVC pipe to his German shepherd again.
"Yeah, a big storm," Sweger agrees.
"Aquaculture is like farming, but with fish. Instead of corn, wheat, oats and assorted vegetables, you grow bass, flounder, shrimp and other aquatic creatures. Growing our seafood in this way may become increasingly important in the future."
"hat is the most climate friendly way of feeding the world? Is is agriculture or aquaculture. Wild fish feed roughly 10% of the world population. Aquaculture is like breeding battery chickens. It's not good for the chickens and the product is inferior to the real deal. One of the problems with fishing is giant subsidized trawlers that rape the ocean. Local fishing like that above is sustainable provided the fish are not poisoned with plastic."
"Aquaculture is like an iceberg – only a fraction is visible. An increasing amount of the employment linked to the aquaculture industry is found in companies that supply services to the industry."
"This falsifies the often used argument by agencies like the World Bank that promotion of aquaculture is like moving from hunting and gathering to settled agriculture in fisheries and will reduce the pressure on marine resources"
"Fruit turns with time, though. Culture experts say cultural tolerance is like a wide tie. It goes in and out of style."
"Citing my remarks, Neil says that I make the music industry sound like
Goskontzert. And so it looks as if I'll have to sweep away the last
scraps of disillusionment. The culture industry IS like Goskonzert, only worse. It's structure is hierarchical, and not dissimilar to the models of iconostatsis that the Politburo inherited from the Orthodox Church to impose its stature and codify its authority. Only the chips are different - money instead of favors - but the distribution of power
among a select few, most of whom know nothing about music and plenty
about business, is no different "
"The culture industry is like a highly magnified version of the stratified class system we function in at large - the very small top percentage take it all, everyone else gets fucked. The film industry is the one aspect that has been unionized for a long time, but if you're self-producing or not working for a big studio, there are major barriers there too."
"But it's more than that. A culture of cheapness keeps companies young in something like the way exercise keeps people young."
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