Mike Rowe, host of the show "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel, has been trying to separate myth from reality when it comes to farming and many other occupations in this country.
"Anybody from a city, in my opinion, who spends a day, a week, maybe even just a few hours on a working farm is going to be quickly disabused of a lot of what they believe," Rowe told AgriTalk radio host Mike Adams last week.
"Every single decent job that I've ever seen - and we've done 250 on the show - is in some way tied to the only two industries that truly matter, which are mining and agriculture. Every job, if you trace it back, has roots in one of those two industries," he said.
He said he is not looking for trouble with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) or "any other angry acronym."
"But I'm amazed and really curious to know how they've become so influential over the last 40 or 50 years," he said. "I cannot imagine a political organization dedicated to the elimination of U.S. animal agriculture, as the Humane Society of the United States appears to be today."
Hear the full discussion on AgriTalk at www.dairyherd.com/news_editorial.asp?ts=nl1&pgid=675&ed_id=9783.
Reprinted from AgriTalk