The most important themes are Culture, Farming, American Life, and Respect. The evidence is most convincing when it shows how monocultures do not work and explains why they do not exist in nature. It shows a serious lack of respect for animals, nature, and human life in general. Raising a farm on antibiotics, pesticides, and herbicides is not good for anyone and in turn it is just poisoning rather than increasing their quality of life, which is what farming, has always been about. Even with animals as small as bees, there honey can actually be so full of chemicals that it is hurting the consumer. Raymond Hawlee is a bee keeper that told us "Chinese honey is banned in the U.S. due to the amount of chemicals in it". I have plenty of doubts about the current farming methods and how industrialized they have become. I am aware that animals are not always treated well on family raised organic farms but the way they are treated in industrial farms is grotesque and unethical. Chickens get their beaks/feet chopped off, piglets get their teeth torn out, and their diets consist of other dead animals, bugs, and rotting food. According to Russ Kremer "70% row crops are grown for multi-stomach herbivores that shouldn't eat that anyway." They are not fed well, not even fed what they are meant to eat in nature and it is coming back on us by creating anti-biotic resistant staph infections and diseases such as mad-cow. We can apply these ideas to our own culture by realizing what we are doing to ourselves by purchasing industry raised meat and having enough sense to know how things grow the way nature intended.