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Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma gave a talk at the Long Now Foundation on 5 May 2009.

 

Farming has become an occupation and cultural force of the past. Michael Pollan's talk promoted the premise -- and hope -- that farming can become an occupation and force of the future. In the past century American farmers were given the assignment to produce lots of calories cheaply, and they did. They became the most productive humans on earth. A single farmer in Iowa could feed 150 of his neighbors. That is a true modern miracle.

 

One of the highlights of the talk was the case Pollan made that we need to reward farmers to sequester carbon through their farming practices. Watch:

 

You can watch the full program and join in the discussion at: http://fora.tv/2009/05/05/Michael_Pollan_Deep_Agriculture

 

Posted By Sajal Sthapit at 2:20pm on 21 July 2009


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