Bill Moyers interviews physicist, ecologist, and social justice advocate Vandana Shiva on a recent episode of Moyers & Company. The half-hour talk delves into the intrinsic problems with GMO agriculture in terms of world hunger, compromised democracy and environmental degradation.
As if industrial agriculture wasn’t polluting water enough with manufactured chemical pesticides, now researchers have discovered that U.S. streams are also contaminated with insecticides genetically engineered into plants. According to a study published last week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Bt toxin from GMO corn is finding its way into streams.
[social_buttons]My employer, Sam Hilmer, is obsessed with soil. How obsessed? Let’s just say it’s best not to mention “silica” in his presence unless you have at least 30 minutes to kill. But Sam has good reason to be deeply invested in soil. He’s head farmer of Claverach, a small, organic farm and vineyard outside of …