While past episodes of A Worldview Apart explored agriculture and ecology, this episode brings the two together. Eric interviews agroecologist Steve Gliessman, professor emeritus at the University of California at Santa Cruz, about the ins and outs of his discipline. They talk about the differences between organic certification and agroecology, about the role of tillage in sustainable agriculture, and about the responsibilities shared by producers and consumers in driving food system change. The interview also explores the role of government policy in food system development, as well as how it relates to the food sovereignty movement in the United States.
Links & Resources
- Support A Worldview Apart on Patreon!
- Fresh From the Farm: Maine Takes Lead in “Food Sovereignty” Movement (Portland Press Herald)
- Maine’s New Food Sovereignty Law Puts Local Control Over Local Food (Bangor Daily News)
- Condor’s Hope Farm
- Community Agroecology Network
- International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems
- Agroecology Knowledge Hub, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative, at the University of Vermont