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And he recently purchased a copy of Ancient Agriculture: Roots and Applications of Sustainable Farming. "This is the handbook that was given to all the Spanish explorers before they left Spain — it covers everything from raising oxen to making and storing wine. People think this organic, sustainable stuff is new. It's not new. It's what everyone had to have. The author, Gabriel Alonso de Herrera, writes, 'Agriculture offers a secure and stable life...The land is the source of all things, and because of the great benefits derived from it, we call it mother.' This guy is quoting the Romans, and I read that and say, 'Yeah.'"

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