Podcast: What it means to be a ‘sustainable’ farmer

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Tim Hammerich sat down with journalist Marc Brazeau, founder and director the Food and Farm Discussion Lab for his Future of Agriculture Podcast. His question for Marc: “How should we be thinking about sustainability in agriculture?” This served as a precursor for their “Sustainability at Scale” podcast series.

Marc came to agriculture as a chef through his interest in the food movement.

Through his food movement influences, he kept hearing that organic food was better in every way. The yields were higher, organic practices more sustainable and organic farming was more profitable.

This made Marc wonder “why doesn’t every farmer use organic practices?”

He started doing his own research, and found alternative perspectives such as that of Steve Savage and Biofortified. These new perspectives caused him to question his opinions of the impacts of things like monocultures and GMOs.

With a background in research, Marc dug deeper. This evidence-based approach ultimately lead him to starting the Food and Farm Discussion Lab Blog, and fantastic Facebook Forum. These are must-reads for anyone interested in the future of agriculture.

Read full, original post: Defining “Sustainability” in Agriculture

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