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Connect The Dots – Guest: Fred Kirschenmann – 09.06.17

Listen to Fred Kirschenmann, pioneer of organic farming and champion of agricultural resilience (and also President of Stone Barns and Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy. The show focuses on the future of organic agriculture, the need for soil-based food agriculture, and the upcoming battle (in October) at the National Organics …

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iEat Green – Guest Alethea Vasilas & Aidan Feeney – 05.18.17

Alethea Vasilas Bio: incorporates her background in dance, somatic therapeutic exploration, cultural anthropology, and organic farming into the cultivation of vegetables and new relational kinesthetic possibilities that come about at the interface of agriculture and neurodiversity.  She holds a B.A. in Africana Studies from Brown University, an M.A. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University, and certification in Biodynamics, Permaculture Design, …

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Today On iEat Green at 10:00 AM EST

Host Bhavani speaks with guest Alethea Vasilas and Aidan Feeney on the subject of their special farm on Long Island. Alethea Vasilas Bio- incorporates her background in dance, somatic therapeutic exploration, cultural anthropology, and organic farming into the cultivation of vegetables and new relational kinesthetic possibilities that come about at the interface of agriculture and neurodiversity.  She holds a B.A. in Africana …

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iEat Green – Patrick Holden – 10.27.16

Patrick Holden is the Founding Director of the Sustainable Food Trust, whose mission is to promote international cooperation between all those involved in sustainable food production. Previously, he was the founder and director of the British Organic Farmers, which merged into the Soil Association. He served as the Director of that organization from 1995-2010, before starting The Sustainable Food Trust. …

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Leah Messinger – American farmers are struggling to feed the country’s appetite for organic food

* Consumer appetite for organic foods reached $13.4bn in the US last year – so why is only 1% of the country’s cropland dedicated to organic farming? Marc Garibaldi, a farmer in California’s Central Valley, no longer uses conventional pesticides and fertilizers because he doesn’t want to work with toxic chemicals at his 40-acre cherry orchard. His farm was officially …

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ELIZABETH HENDERSON – Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are

At one of the public brainstorming sessions for the New York Organic Action Plan, an organic farmer made an impassioned plea for “independent science” and told us that, with 8.5 billion mouths to feed by 2050, we will need genetic engineering to prevent starvation. I would like to examine these words carefully to decipher what they mean, how they are being used, and …

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The Gary Null Show – 04.22.16

Today is Earth Day and we have a special “The Gary Null Show” with great world guests discuss Earth. Here is a little about them:

Guest 1:

Dr. Vandana Shiva is an internationally renowned environmental and social activist and a leading pioneer behind India’s ecological and eco-feminism movement. Dr. Shiva is the founder of Navdanya – an organization dedicated to the restoration of organic farming across India and the preservation of indigenous knowledge and culture. For several decades, Vandana has fought for changes in agricultural practices and food security. She has traveled the world speaking on behalf of women’s rights and against biopiracy, globalization and patenting of indigenous knowledge by large agricultural and pharmaceutical corporations. Her activist efforts have created grassroots organizations throughout the developing world to counter GMOs and empower women. She has received numerous international awards, including the Alternative Nobel Prize (the Right Livelihood Award), the UNEP’s Global 500 Award and the UN’s Earth Day International Award. Among her many important books are “Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace” and most recently “Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development” Her websites are VandanaShiva.com and Navdanya.org

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Derrick Jensen has become one of the nation’s leading voices of cultural and environmental dissent, who writes on how civilization is devastating the environment and the natural world, and our society’s denial of that fact. Utne Reader listed Derrick among the 50 visionaries changing the world. In sharp contrast to environmental optimists who believe working within the corporate system will offset the tenuous planetary balance threatened by climate change, Derrick has advocated for many years a “dismantling of civilization” which can include radical dissent as well as imparting wisdom to our children.

Derrick has written many books including “The Derrick Jensen Reader: Writings on Environmental Revolution” and his forthcoming “The Myth of Human Supremacy” will be released next month. He also hosts a weekly radio program, Resistance Radio, on the Progressive Radio Network every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm Eastern time. His website is www.DerrickJensen.org

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As Demand Skyrockets, Thousands of US Farms Are Going Organic

Organic food demand is so booming that multiple efforts are underway to support the acquisition of organic farmland. Even Cost-Co is getting in on the action by offering to help farmers buy land and farm equipment. People’s huge appetite for organics has been ignored by Big Ag for so long that land to grow food organically in the U.S. is rather scarce. Currently, organic …

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To Feed the World, Tap Into Organic’s Potential: Study

A new review of four decades of science has come to this conclusion: organic agriculture has a key role to play in feeding the world. To analyze the body of research, author John Reganold, Regents Professor of Soil Science and Agroecology at Washington State University, and doctoral candidate Jonathan Wachter compared conventional and organic farming using the metrics of productivity, environmental impact, …

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Students Learn Organic Farming, Sell Thousands of Pounds of Produce After Internship

As part of the growing need to find sustainable ways to provide organic, quality food for ourselves, our families, and our neighbors, more young people have become interested in organic farming. Now new programs are teaching children the importance of self-sustainable farming, and how to farm using age-old techniques. A primary modern issue with farming, in many cases, has been …