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       Food Chain Radio Show #989

       Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist

     FIRST BROWN, THEN GREEN

    Can we become green without first becoming brown?

Guest: North Dakota Rancher Gabe Brown

Are cows bad for the environment?

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We have developed the ability to grow food without the organic processes of soil.

Michael Olson Food Chain Radio: FIRST BROWN, THEN GREEN  Guest: North Dakota Rancher Gabe Brown

Michael Olson Food Chain Radio: FIRST BROWN, THEN GREEN Guest: North Dakota Rancher Gabe Brown

In fact, many food production systems have demoted their soil to inert mediums with the simple job holding plant roots in place.  The more complex work of feeding and watering plants is conducted by growers wielding fertilizers, irrigation and other inputs money can buy.  For many of these systems, biological processes of soil are simply a nuisance.

Others, like North Dakota rancher Gabe Brown, have turned away from the soil-less convention of modern times to refocus on the biological processes that have sustained food production through the milleniums.  And those processes begin in the soil.

It has been said the quality of our lives depends on the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.  If such is indeed the case, we ask…

Can we get to the green, without building the brown?

Tune in here, for the syndicated Food Chain Radio Show #989 Live on November 1, 2014 Saturday 9AM Pacific 

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Michael Olson's LAWS OF THE FOOD CHAIN:

#1 Agriculture is the foundation upon which we build all our sand castles.

#2 The farther we go from the source of our food, the less control we have over what's in that food.

#3 Cheap food isn't!

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