Episode #156: The Future of Food and Farming

In Part II of this two-part series, Frank Aragona concludes his interview with Tom Giessel, who is the honorary historian of the National Farmer’s Union. Tom begins with a brief foray into the history and status of farmer cooperatives, and … Continue reading

Episode #134: Brown Tech, the Global Land Grab, Peak Food, and the Agrocollapse

This episode begins with a brief discussion of the status of this podcast and its host. Frank then launches into a discussion of the global land grab taking place in Africa and elsewhere as Holmgren’s brown tech scenario comes to fruition in the form of industrial, commodity-export agriculture expanding its reach into technologically underdeveloped nations.

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Episode #115: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

We are joined by Daniel Imhoff, editor of the book CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories. Topics of discussion include images of and conditions in the CAFO, the loss of biological diversity in animal husbandry, … Continue reading