The halal technique (Animal Treatment) is “the most humane way”, says the farmer-philosopher of Alabama.
…they raise chickens and Thanksgiving turkeys along with the sheep. The fruit is picked by visitors or pre-sold to buyers in a harvest-sharing scheme, an approach known as “community-supported agriculture”. That helps to spread hard-pressed farmers’ risks and guarantee their income, and is catching on in the South. (The bees are gone: Mr Randle’s wife became allergic to their stings, and he was forced to choose between them.) His 230-odd acres are ample: “If you can’t walk over it in a day, you don’t need it.” He rarely leaves, but, as compensation, “the world comes to me”…MORE:.ECONOMIST.COM