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Kansas farmers Stan Townsend and Mitchell Baalman and others that sit atop the Ogallala aquifer -- the largest freshwater aquifer in North America -- are pumping out water for crop irrigation far faster than natural seepage of rainwater can replenish it. Scientist David Hyndman from Michigan State University is helping develop a plan to better manage this vital resource for sustainable farming.
Published on Jul 12, 2013
Daniel Beltra gives us insight to his experience documenting the Gulf oil spill and his motivation for continuing his efforts to capture our changing environment. Uploaded on Aug 4, 2010. His interview on "ICE" is here.
Short listed for the Prix Pictet, The global award in photography and sustainability for his series, Spill.
Thierry Vrain retired 10 years ago after a long career as a soil biologist and ended head of a department of molecular biology running his own research program to engineer nematode resistance genes in crops. In his retirement career as a gardener he learned five or six years ago how the soil ecosystem really functions. He finds himself with a good knowledge of genetic engineering technologies surrounded by people in fear of being hurt by the food they eat. He found that he cannot ignore them anymore and has joined the campaign to educate consumers about the potential health problems reported in the recent scientific literature. Published on Jun 7, 2013 More information here.
Now in his third year with the Vineyards at Chateau Hough, Mansfield Frazier has just received angel funding to kick off his next urban agriculture project, the BioCellar at Chateau Hough.
Remove the shell of any of the 15,000 abandoned homes in Cleveland that are beyond repair, and build a greenhouse over top, leaving the basement under the frost line, where mushrooms, selling for $12 a pound, can be grown in a hi-tech BioCellar to grow crops, create jobs and reuse the land, for a triple net bottom line.
This testimony shows how, by saving and exchanging his seeds, a small farmer in El Salvador preserves biodiversity and contributes to fighting hunger. Communities of Bajo Lempa in El Salvador declared in 2013 their intention to focus on agroecology including protecting local seeds, defending the soil and preserving water sources.Published on Jun 7, 2013
In this video Jeff Goebel of AboutListening talks about the importance of restoring grasslands to pull carbon out of the atmosphere, doing so rather quickly, and the relationship of grassland restoration to climate change.
Jeff is a leading expert in helping individuals and communities attain their goals and remove the obstacles that lie in the way, with nearly twenty years of national and international successes in consensus building, conflict resolution, and visioning for sustainable solutions. As an award-winning consultant in private practice, he has worked on catalyzing positive change with everyone from non-profits to government agencies, multi-national corporations to small family ranchers.
Jeff was interviewed by Barry Heidt of Sustainability Action Media (SAM) in September of 2012, Wisdom from the Origins Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The video was produced and curated by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv, voices of sustainability.
Democracy Now for today, May 20th reports on the hundreds of farmworkers and their supporters who are in New York City ahead of Wendy's shareholder meeting to ask for improved working conditions for those who pick its tomatoes in the Fair Food campaign organized by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. CIW farmworker and organizer, Gerardo Reyes-Chavez talks about the campaign. So far McDonald's, Subway, Burger King and Taco Bell have all joined the White House-recognized Social Responsibility Program, agreeing to pay an extra penny per pound of tomatoes to raise wages and only buy from fields where workers' rights are respected.
Business and Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility
The fifteen-day, 200-mile March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food came to a loud, colorful, and jubilant end on Sunday, March 17th outside Publix corporate headquarters in Lakeland, Florida.
Coverage of the march published on March 18, 2013, with more information here.
Fair food, respecting agricultural workers here in the United State, is the focus of Lucas Benitez, Co-Director, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group that has been very successful at getting Corporations and growers to sign a code of conduct with new zero tolerance for slavery, sexual harrassment, and right to form their own health and safety conditions. Follow their actions on their YouTube channel here.
Mr. Benitez spoke at the Mary Robinson Speaker Series in November 2002.
The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday (May 2013) in favor of biotech giant Monsanto, closing the door on a patent case that has pitted a smalltime farmer from Indiana against a titan of the agriculture industry.
The high court said early Monday that 75-year-old farmer Vernon Bowman of Indiana violated Monsanto’s patent rights when he purchased a mix of seeds from a grain elevator that he later planted on his Midwest farm. This is his story in his own words from February, 2013 interview covered in the Huffington Post.
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