Sustainable Agriculture

  • TED Talk - Allan Savory

    Allan Savory on Animal Agriculture and the Environment

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    Allan Savory is the founder of sustainable solutions to grazing management. He is from Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) and as a research biologist and Game Ranger in the 1960’s made a significant breakthrough in understanding what caused the desertification of grassland ecosystems.  More importantly he developed sustainable solutions.tly In the mid 1980’s it seemed to all come together and the result

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  • John Stossel’s Take is Just Wrong

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    John Stossel aired a program last week on Fox Business that amazed me.  The aim as he admitted on the show was to offer the idea that natural, organic, chemical laden and grassfed food is not any better or even worse than industrial factory produced foods.  He further indicated that he is in favor of corporate capitalism and the cheap

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  • State of the Plate 2010

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    State of the Plate took Chicago by storm in a one day event about sustainable meat.  Booked at the beautiful Harold Washington Library and Robert Morris University the attendees were treated to a full day of presentation, discussion and tasting by many leaders in the sustainable food movement.  The invigorating interaction tackled the questions and confusion about Sustainable Meat: What

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  • Chefs Collaborative National Summit 2010

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    It was my great pleasure to participate in the Chefs Collaborative National Summit 2010 held in Boston October 3-5.  I spoke on a panel about rare breeds and pastured animals. True to the theme of the event we looked at the past and how before industrial-scale factory farming with livestock raised in CAFOs became the norm most of our country’s

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  • America’s Food Revolution

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    Today America is witnessing a food revolution where customers want to know how their food is grown and who grows it. Knowledgeable customers ask questions, read labels, do their investigative homework and decide ethically what food they want to eat. This new consumer is met by a new generation of caring farmers. This new generation of sustainable farmers can be

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  • Earth Day 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri

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    This Sunday we were given the opportunity to participate in Earth Day 2010, in Forest Park, St. Louis. This event has taken place in St. Louis every year since 1989, but we were first time participants this year. The well attended Earth Day event usually draws 25,000 or more to come out and celebrate, educate and network with others about

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  • Sustainable Agriculture – Caring About Your Environment

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    In 1990,the US government defined sustainable agriculture as an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over the long term, satisfy human food and fiber needs; enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base upon which the agricultural economy depends; make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate,

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