RealClear Radio Hour – Fighting Farm Folly Podcast

18 Aug

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Organic Biotech
AUG 16, 2014

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Pamela Ronald , University of California, Davis Professor of Plant Pathology and author of Tomorrow’s Table, talks about the many uses of genetic modifications of plants. Genetically modified foods today are saving lives in developing countries with vitamin enrichment, flood, and insect resistance—complementing, rather than replacing organic farming practices.

LISTEN (full-length interview)
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Saving the Farm, Fighting Red Tape
AUG 16, 2014

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Martha Boneta, an organic farmer from Paris, Virginia, tells how zoning regulators and local elected officials turned her idyllic dream into a long-running bureaucratic nightmare, after they shut her down for … throwing a birthday party for 10-year-olds. After more than a year in court, she’s emerged successful with the bipartisan Boneta Bill, which encourages sustainable small family farming, passing in both house of the Virginia legislature.

LISTEN (full-length interview)
DOWNLOAD (from iTunes as aired)
WATCH (on YouTube)

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