Pope Benedict XVI chose to discuss his thoughts on modern agriculture during a St. Peter’s Square address on Italy’s Thanksgiving Day…

“The current economic crisis,” the Holy Father began, “must be taken in all its seriousness: It has numerous causes and sends a powerful message about the need for a profound revision of the model of global economic development.”

And one area that needs revision and “a strategic re-launching,” he added, is agriculture.

“I believe that this is the moment for the reevaluation of agriculture, not in a nostalgic sense, but as an indispensable resource for the future,” the Pontiff affirmed.

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