Food & Agriculture

More Scenes from the Rural Life

Lecture Video

Writer Verlyn Klinkenborg talks about his new book, a collection of pieces from his New York Times column The Rural Life.

Genetically engineered food and consumer choice

Podcast

California had the chance to be the first state in the union to require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. Dubbed the 'Right to Know Act,' Proposition 37 would have required producers to clearly label raw or processed foods that contained modified ingredients.

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The Seed Underground

Lecture Video

Writer and food activist Janisse Ray talks about the loss of heirloom seeds and the role that individuals can play in preserving agricultural diversity.

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The carbon impact of your meals

Podcast

Many people have adopted a philosophy of buying local food because they are concerned about the carbon footprint of transporting food long distances. People are rebelling against tomatoes from South America and garlic from China, because they can reduce greenhouse emissions by buying locally. Some people even start their own gardens for this reason.

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EcoMind: Creating the World We Want

Lecture Video

Frances Moore Lappé, a pioneer of the sustainable food movement and the author of more than 18 books, including the classic Diet for a Small Planet, presents her latest book.

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Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

Lecture Video

Award-winning writer Paul Greenberg discusses how large-scale commercial fishing, extensive fish farming, and questionable environmental standards have distressed aquatic ecosystems, pushing many wild fish populations to the brink of extinction.

Curbing mercury emissions is crucial

The Mad Hatter in "Alice in Wonderland" plays an important role in the history of occupational health and safety.

Gauging growing season

Farmers and biologists typically consider the growing season in our region to run from March to September, although this may change as temperatures increase with climate change.

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