It seems like their professions put them on opposing sides of agriculture, but UC Davis Professor Pamela Ronald and her husband, Organic Farmer Raoul Adamchak, share a vision: they believe genetic engineering is a tool to make farming more sustainable.
"Cookstown Greens: An Organic Story" takes us backstage into David Cohlmyer's Cookstown Greens, a pioneering farm in Thornton Ontario that provides fresh vegetables to the community all year long.
David's secrets to success of organic farming:
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Meat Culture is an animation designed to raise awareness and discussion about cultured meat and its potential benefits in future food development.
We love meat, but the way we produce it is currently unsustainable and unethical. However, cultured meat allows us to grow meat directly from animal cells without facilitating death, using fewer resources.
As this technology is still developing, the animation is not a technical explanation of cultured meat, but rather an introduction to it and a look at why we might consider it in the face of how we currently produce meat.
(Please note the animation contains images that some might find unsavoury)
Created with the help of New Harvest, a non-profit research organization advancing alternatives to conventionally produced meat. Find out more at their website new-harvest.org
Project Supervisor - Gabe Clark
Scientific Advisor - Isha Datar (director of New Harvest)
Music - Alex Arcoleo (licensed through audionetwork.com.au)
Cuba is not only an island nation in terms of its geography, but also its economy and politics as a result of the US embargo and the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba's largest source of trade and aid until the Berlin Wall fell in 1991. Cut off from the world's pipeline of food, oil, chemical pesticides and fertilizers, Cuba embarked upon an ambitious program to grow as much of its own organic food as possible in the 1990s during what was known as the "special period."
This short video produced by the nonprofit group Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI) peeks into Havana's urban farms and gardens to see what lessons they have to offer other cities working to move toward sustainable food security.
For more information on other homegrown solutions around the world, please see KGI's website here: kitchengardeners.org
"We're also raising food for millions of people & that's a much larger responsibility. But it's the kind of responsibility I love. That's Why I Farm." - Allen Ett, Ashville, Ohio. Visit whyifarm.com and join Beck's Hybrids in honoring farmers.