Charles Walters: Chemical Amateurs Versus Eco-Farmers MP3
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In this outstanding, timeless speech from Charles Walters, the advocate for clean farming speaks about how big business is taking the art and science out of farming. Instead, they rely on heavy chemicals and other manipulations to get short-term results, and forget about the long-term effect those tactics have on the land.
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.
(39 minutes, 35 seconds)