Talks by writers, scientists, and food experts
In part 2, Kathy Hessler, Director of the Animal Law Clinic at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland (Oregon), discusses some of the important work that is being done to try and address the problems associated with factory farms. According to Hessler, this effort involves a large coalition of folks from different states, as […]
The director of the Animal Law Clinic at Lewis and Clark Law School, discusses the animal welfare laws pertaining to factory farms.
Editorial In part 2, Dan Imhoff continues his talk about CAFO’s to a Friends of Family Farmers audience concerned about the health and wellbeing of their communities, and who support the creation of more sustainable, and environmentally healthy alternatives from that of our heavily industrialized, food system. Much of Imhoff’s talk centers around ideas that […]
The modern day Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) is both a crowning achievement of short-term human scientific prowess, and profound monumental hubris with terrible consequences unfolding now, and yet to unfold.
For 4 days in February of 2011, the University of Oregon’s Food Justice conference drew leaders together from the sustainability movement, farmers, scholars, educators, students, and others to examine the food system through the lens of community, equity, and sustainability concerns. In the video from this panel discussion, Keynote Roundtable: Food Justice & Farm Advocacy […]
“If we have a need in society, and we have unutilized labor, land, technology— the other real resources required to address it— money alone should never be the deciding constraint.”—David Korten In part 4, David Korten concludes his talk on transforming the destructive, (and corrupt) Wall Street driven financial system to one centered around meeting […]
“…Earth’s bounty, on which all of life depends, is the shared birth right of all living beings; none of us created it, and none of us has a right to monopolize it.”—David Korten In this third installment, David Korten, author of Agenda For a New Economy, outlines the steps necessary to create an economy that […]
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, explains in understandable terms, how our money system truly operates in today’s global society.
The major issues before our nation, and of the world run deeper, more profound, than political labels and simplistic arguments currently maintain. We have framed our debate in almost Homer Simpsonesque style, fittingly delivered through endless sound bites, and cursory analysis on traditional news outlets. Korten maintains that we rely heavily upon the most effective (and cynical) educational tool ever devised: mass media advertising.
Inspiring writer, and passionate sustainable farmer, David Mas Masumoto, shares his views on farming, on life, and the inherent tensions that arise, the “creative edge,” from the art of writing, and of being a farmer. Filmed in May 2010 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s, Cooking For Solutions: Sustainable Foods Institute media conference, Mr. Masumoto talks […]