Why Organic Matters

Organic Matters

Vermont organic growers on food and farming and building natural webs of biological communities. Growing and eating organic is better for the farmer, better for the animals, better for the environment, better for your health.
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Video: Welcome to Your GMOcery!

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We live in a marvelous world of scientifically enhanced food. The GMO Fantastic Four known as: corn, soy, canola and cotton, are omnipresent shapeshifters. From our corn we get flour, meal, oil, starch, syrup and sweeteners. When you see the words fructose, dextrose and glucose, you’re seeing GMO Corn.
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Catching and Cooking Salmon - The Loki Way

The Knutson family has been fishing the waters of the Pacific Northwest for generations. They know a thing or two about fresh wild salmon. In this video, you’ll see their family recipe for pan-fried wild salmon—and learn the story behind the recipe.
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Wes Jackson at Our Land Symposium April 2014

Wes Jackson, from The Land Institute, talks about moving agriculture from an extractive industry to a sustainable industry.
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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

Howard Vlieger Video

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

Land Rush

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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