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How To Feed the World After Climate Change

Don’t count on Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds to save us. I argue in Slate that we need to transform our entire agricultural system, away from the climate-killing, ultra-vulnerable industrial model that dominates today and towards the diverse, climate-friendly practices of agro-ecology. This essay is the framing narrative for a conference at the New American Foundation in Washington, D.C., on April 12, Feeding the World While the Earth Cooks. See: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/04/heat_resistant_seeds_ecological_agriculture_growing_food_after_climate_change_.html/.

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One Response to “How To Feed the World After Climate Change”

  • Jim Tjepkema says:

    I am sure you are aware that there is a sustainable agriculture movement that has been active in the United states and other countries for over 20 years. I am disappointed that it hasn’t moved forward faster, but it is still active. I like the work being done by the Rodale Institute, but I was disappointed when they cut back their efforts at the Rodale Institute and stopped publishing their magazine, The New Farm, that was very well liked by farmers involved in sustainable across the country. I think one of the best things Rodale or some other group could do would be to bring back the New Farm Magazine or something like it.


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Independent journalist Mark Hertsgaard is the author of seven books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden; HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth; and A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles. He has reported from twenty-five countries about politics, culture and the environment for leading outlets, including The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Time, Mother Jones, NPR, the BBC and The Nation, where is the environment correspondent. He lives in San Francisco.

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