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Even farmers gotta eat.


I mean, if we can't make food production a viable economic endeavor, we really don't have it right. Food is the basic unit of created wealth, there is no other. If the people who contribute to the creation of that wealth have to live substandard existences, none of us deserves any better. What do you do that's more important than making blueberries and oats and broccoli come up out of the inedible dirt?

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen thinks a lot about farming and farmers and food, and the necessity of all those things, and the precarity of the second of those things, and the fake scarcity of the third of those things, and what kind of dumb world makes it hard to make a living literally making life for other lives to keep living.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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