Daniel Pauly: The Ocean's Shifting Baseline

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The ocean has degraded within our lifetimes, as shown in the decreasing average size of fish. And yet, as Daniel Pauly shows us onstage at Mission Blue, each time the baseline drops, we call it the new “normal.” At what point do we stop readjusting downward?
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The Web of Life, Dr. Fred Provenza

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Biodiversity in plant communities can enhance the well-being of soil, plants, and animals, and ultimately, human beings. That’s good health in the broadest sense.
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Wendell Berry on His Hopes for Humanity

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Wendell Berry, a quiet and humble man, has become an outspoken advocate for revolution. He urges immediate action as he mourns how America has turned its back on the land and rejected Jeffersonian principles of respect for the environment and sustainable agriculture.
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Dr. Jill Clapperton, Rhizoterra, on Soil Health

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Dr. Jill Clapperton, soil scientist, says that farmers need to focus on building diversity of organisms within soils. Poor soil biology produces poor crops in terms of both crop yields and nutrient content.
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The Dialog Begins: Howard Vlieger, Iowa Farmer and GMO Crop Expert

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This is an important presentation I think most for its honesty. And because it is being delivered by an authentic Iowa farmer, not some fabrication on contract hauled out to speak the corporate line because of the special interest of the parties involved.
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African Land Grabs: Land Rush, a Video

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Africa produces 10 percent less food than it did in 1960. With the rise of monoculture farming and globalized food production, the landscape of the continent is shifting and threatening its ability to feed itself. In Mali, an American plan for a vast sugar cane operation on the banks of the Niger River threatens small-scale native rice farmers who have fed their communities for generations.
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Montana Beef Goes to School

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We want our kids to have good food. We expect kids to prefer good food if we get it into school cafeterias, however IF the school is surrounded by fast food joints and IF the good food culture is so remote, there is no connection. There needs to be a direct connection between the health of the community and the health of the school kids – the two go together. This video shows how it’s done.
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The Real Dirt: Regenerating Soil Quality To Sustain Life

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Farmer and rancher Gabe Brown, a 2012 NRDC Growing Green Award winner, is the owner of Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, North Dakota. For over 15 years, Gabe has merged back-to-basics agrarian practices with innovative science-based sustainable farming techniques on his 5,400 acre diversified family ranch.
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Daryl Lasilla, Montana Grain Farmer

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Daryl Lasilla, grain farmer, grows buckwheat, barley, spelt, and lentils in just outside of Great Falls, in north central Montana. Soft-spoken and dedicated to organic production, Daryl has befuddled his neighbors growing conventional grain; especially when his organic spelt tops 4 1/2 feet high!
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Sakuma Berry Pickers Organize and Strike in Skagit County

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Fruit farms in Washington have been in the spotlight for years, from employing children to unfair tiered wages. Sakuma berry pickers have walked off the job three times since July when this video was aired by King5 TV.
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