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Sustainable Agriculture: A Necessary Transition
Lecture with Dave Henson, Executive Director, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

With a growing human population, climate changes, water insecurity, erosion of good soils, peak oil, and dramatic losses in biological diversity all upon us at once, how will we feed ourselves tomorrow? We can, and must, transition to an agricultural and food system that meets the “triple bottom line” of ecologically sustainable, economically viable, and socially just. But there are competing interests around land-use policies, chemical vs. biological inputs, water and property rights, genetic engineering, and control of the food system, to name a few hurdles. Learn more about the current “hot topics” surrounding our agricultural system, and discover ways to be part of the solution.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009