Looking at farming from the point of view of the plants or from the point of view of the animals is an interesting kind of proposition. Michael Pollan gave us a “corny” point of view— brilliantly–in The Botany of Desire and the Omnivore’s Dilemma. He showed us how corn has evolved to meet the desires of humans, and in doing so, corn has become ubiquitous.
And now I hear some cows are speaking up for themselves! According to their Bovine Bill of Rights, they want humans to choose milk that comes from cows that are given the rights to pasture, sunshine, exercise, clean air, and freedom from antibiotics and toxic chemicals. If you want to meet my friends, scope out www.cowsunite.org