A New Paradigm for Agriculture


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Published on Feb 20, 2010

Wes Jackson, Ph.D., President of The Land Institute. Salina, Kansas, talks about confronting the planetary challenges we face and making the necessary transition from an “extractive” economy to a “stable state economy” imitating natural systems: no topsoil disruption; no fossil-fuel inputs; no chemical pollution. Dr. Jackson resigned a professorship with tenure to found The Land Institute in 1976. Pew Scholar, MacArthur Fellow, and Right Livelihood Award. Books include Man and the Environment, New Roots for Agriculture, Meeting the Expectations of the Land (edited with Wendell Berry and Bruce Colman), Altars of Unhewn Stone, and Becoming Native to This Place. Life magazine named Jackson one of 18 individuals it predicts will be among the 100 “important Americans of the 20th century.” He was named one of Smithsonian magazines “35 who made a difference” in November 2005. Thanks to Pt. Reyes Books for the use of the interview space: www.ptreyesbooks.com Interviewed by EON’s Mary Beth Brangan and James Heddle http://www.eon3.net/ Please check the EON store for DVD’s on this topic: http://www.eon3.net/store/store_main…. For more information: www.LandInstitute.org

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