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Nutrient Loading in Lake Erie
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Part of the earth's largest surface freshwater system, Lake Erie is a vital source of drinking water for 11 million people. Researchers Anna Michalak, Tom Bridgeman, and Pete Richards are studying how farming practices and severe weather can increase the amount of fertilizer-derived nutrients in the water, which diminishes water quality and threatens the lake's ecosystem and the public's health.

Published on Jul 12, 2013

EarthSayers Tom Bridgeman; Pete Richards
Date unknown Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Sustainability:Water by NBC Learn and NSF More Details
The Ogallala Aquifer
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Kansas farmers Stan  Townsend and Mitchell Baalman and others that sit atop the Ogallala aquifer -- the largest freshwater aquifer in North America -- are pumping out water for crop irrigation far faster than natural seepage of rainwater can replenish it. Scientist David Hyndman from Michigan State University is helping develop a plan to better manage this vital resource for sustainable farming.

Published on Jul 12, 2013

EarthSayers Mitchell Baalman; Dave Hyndman; Stan Townsend
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The Gene Revolution, The Future of Agriculture by Dr. Thierry Vrain
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Thierry Vrain retired 10 years ago after a long career as a soil biologist and ended head of a department of molecular biology running his own research program to engineer nematode resistance genes in crops. In his retirement career as a gardener he learned five or six years ago how the soil ecosystem really functions. He finds himself with a good knowledge of genetic engineering technologies surrounded by people in fear of being hurt by the food they eat. He found that he cannot ignore them anymore and has joined the campaign to educate consumers about the potential health problems reported in the recent scientific literature. Published on Jun 7, 2013 More information here.

 

EarthSayer Thierry Vrain
Date unknown Format Speech
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Adolfo's Seed Bank in El Salvador
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This testimony shows how, by saving and exchanging his seeds, a small farmer in El Salvador preserves biodiversity and contributes to fighting hunger. Communities of Bajo Lempa in El Salvador declared in 2013 their intention to focus on agroecology including protecting local seeds, defending the soil and preserving water sources.Published on Jun 7, 2013

Date unknown Format Documentary
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Grasslands, Carbon, and Climate Change by Jeff Goebel
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In this video Jeff Goebel of AboutListening talks about the importance of restoring grasslands to pull carbon out of the atmosphere, doing so rather quickly, and the relationship of grassland restoration to climate change.

Jeff is a leading expert in helping individuals and communities attain their goals and remove the obstacles that lie in the way, with nearly twenty years of national and international successes in consensus building, conflict resolution, and visioning for sustainable solutions. As an award-winning consultant in private practice, he has worked on catalyzing positive change with everyone from non-profits to government agencies, multi-national corporations to small family ranchers. 

Jeff was interviewed by Barry Heidt of Sustainability Action Media (SAM) in September of 2012, Wisdom from the Origins Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The video was produced and curated by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv, voices of sustainability.

EarthSayer Jeff Goebel
Date unknown Format Interview
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Monsanto wins landmark case in Supreme Court
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The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday (May 2013) in favor of biotech giant Monsanto, closing the door on a patent case that has pitted a smalltime farmer from Indiana against a titan of the agriculture industry.

The high court said early Monday that 75-year-old farmer Vernon Bowman of Indiana violated Monsanto’s patent rights when he purchased a mix of seeds from a grain elevator that he later planted on his Midwest farm. This is his story in his own words from February, 2013 interview covered in the Huffington Post.

EarthSayer Vernon Bowman
Date unknown Format News
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Permaculture, Urban Ecosystems by Jason Raschke, Part 2 of 5
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Urban Ecosysterms: Permaculture entrepreneur Jason Raschke shows off his own space, an urban oasis, and shows us how to landscape an urban yard. Restoration of native habitat, attracting birds, bees and some food crops.  Compost and worm bins are part of the picture.

EarthSayer Jason Raschke
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300M Heads of Lettuce plus Community Building
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Green City Growers Cooperative, a Cleveland based, employee-owned business, expects to harvest its first crops from one of the largest urban greenhouses in the country, a 3 1/4-acre hydroponic operation off East 55th Street in the city's Central neighborhood. Mary Donnell is chief executive officer of Green City, said

EarthSayer Mary Donnell
Date unknown Format News
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Food Machine, American Revealed, PBS
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See the full episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2214315175
Meet the ordinary people who bring food production back to basics in this clip from AMERICA REVEALED "Food Machine.

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McDonald's Lettuce Supplier,"Field to Fork" by Dirk Giannini
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Growing fresh, high-quality lettuce is more than a job. For Dirk Giannini, it's a family tradition in the Salinas Valley, California. He talks about origins of terms "iceberg" lettuce. Provides lettuce for 80% of the nation.  Additional videos on McDonald's food suppliers found on their YouTube channel.

EarthSayer Dirk Giannini
Date unknown Format Corporate
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