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New World Notes - Why Factory Farming Has Got to Go (Second of Two Parts)
This week on New World Notes: radio program #223, June 12, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst excerpts a talk given by writer Michael Pollan.
In an interesting, shrewd, and funny talk, Pollan shows what is wrong with our globalized, corporate-controlled agriculture. And he shows why certain alternatives are sane, practical, and---on a small but growing scale--already in place.
In Part 1, Pollan gave six reasons why factory farming is not only bad but "unsustainable." And he showed why "Whole Foods"-type globalized, corporate organic farming is not much better. In Part 2, he drives the argument home.
This week, in Part 2, he humorously describes his visit to Polyface Farm, in Virginia, an innovative and sustainable (and regional) organic farm. He goes on to discuss why farming--despite obstacles--MUST be re-localized.
Pollan spoke at The Mondavi Center of the University of California, Davis, in November 2006. Adapted to radio in May 2012 by K.D.
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