Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet/Cherokee Nation) talks about her background in food advocacy and her experience founding the online cooking platform Indigikitchen.
Farmers and ranchers face enormous challenges today, from the drought conditions in the western United States to rising costs of production, regulations, family succession hurdles, and feed availability for livestock. Livestock producers are seeking lasting solutions to these issues.
Finally we are hearing it from real farmers. We need to re-discover “The Principles of Ecology” and apply them — NOW!
Far from a useless pursuit, agroecology simply delivers farming science at an appropriate scale without delusions of instant power and wealth. And when left to mature, agroecology programs can be rewarding to all involved.
Throughout the U.S. borderlands, a diverse group of people have come up with innovative solutions to mend our broken food system.
What is most important? That people be employed and happy or that investors become rich? The healthy alternative to more unmanaged – and ungoverned – growth is consciously building resiliency to meet climate change and provide young people a future they can feel good about, not scared to death over. This to me is seriously the “bright side of life” as long as we keep believing in it. Ed Hamer is doing it.
Pete Knutson, owner of Loki Fish Company, discusses his path to becoming a direct-marketing fisherman.
Agroecology is the new paradigm to promote a more socially just productive and resilient agriculture. We create a dialog to promote the change of ideas…