Charles Walters: Let's Get Eco-Agriculture Out of the Enclave and Into the Mainstream MP3
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Charles Walters speaks to the big question: Who is lying? Who is telling the truth? In his legendary, historic talk at the Acres U.S.A. annual conference, Walters takes on the government's economic policy that supported Big Ag and not small farmers, that supported chemicals and not ecology, and took the power away from consumers when choosing what is healthy.
Walters, the founder of Acres U.S.A., knew he had to fight the good fight on his own terms. Acres U.S.A. was his base camp, and while he struggled to keep it afloat in the early years, the journal immediately attracted a throng of fascinating figures. It seemed there were other mavericks out there who needed a forum, and they came out of the woodwork. Soil scientists, farm policy experts, economic thinkers, insect researchers, philosophers of the land — Walters met many of them through Acres U.S.A., interviewing them, commissioning articles by them, and inviting them to speak at the annual conference he began in 1975.
(30 minutes, 43 seconds)