Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Grain Center is as Old as Joseph's Dream and Aesop's Fable

Dr Abe V Rotor
Former Director, National Food Authority
 Living with Nature - School on Blog [avrotor.blogspot.com]
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday [www.pbs.gov.ph]
NFA Grain Center in Cagayan Valley, circa 1977


Like the nucleus of a cell depends the life of a nation,

the Center the equalizer in times of plenty and lean,

buffer stock is built like in Joseph's prophetic dream,

of seven years of plenty and seven years of famine.  



Politics of war and peace draws the politics of food;

nothing's really new but terminologies, flag and tool,

and Demeter or Ceres the same goddess of harvest,

so with The Ant and the Grasshopper Aesop fable.~ 


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