The New American Economy: Soil, Struggle and Justice
(subtitle: Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement and Lessons for the US)
Andreas Hernandes, Ph.D. from Marymount Manhattan College in New York joins us by skype from Porto Alegre, Brazil to discuss an innovative, natural approach to farming known as agroecology. He explains how this practice differs from traditional farming, how it improves the lives of workers and the food they grow, and why Brazilian farmers are pairing agroeclolgy with their Landless Movement. Can the US learn from this practice? Is it possible for us to move from a chemically dependent system to naturally controlled farming? How long would this take? Join us for a fascinating discussion with Dr. Patricia DeMarco.