Agriculture, Food & Fiber

Agriculture, Food & FiberOnline videos of interviews and presentations included in this section focus on sustainable agriculture, food, fiber, farming, ranching, and aquaculture. They include food production, processing, distribution, selection, preparation, and waste disposal alternatives. Videos also focus on the health and welfare of humans and animals, including good nutrition, making ethical food choices, the world food supply, and disease prevention as related to agriculture and food.

Specific issues include industrial agriculture, agricultural land preservation, horticulture alternatives, chemical and pesticide use, irrigation, overpumping of aquifers, soil loss, fishing technologies, overfishing, the collapse of fisheries, fishery protection, fisheries management, and seafood production. This section also includes videos that discuss preventing animal cruelty, humane farming practices, organic foods, organic farming and gardening, local food production and purchasing, and vegetarian diets and nutritiion.

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The Fast Changing World Food Prospect – Part 1. Presentation by Lester Brown. In this presentation, Brown explains how today's agricultural practices, such as excessive pumping for irrigation, almost guarantee a decline in food production tomorrow. About 70 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Green & Sustainable Winemaking. Documentary interview with Susan Sokol Blosser. Talks about how innovative practices have transformed the Sokol Blosser Winery into a model of sustainability in all aspects of winery operations. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> More about Susan Sokol Blosser >>

The Future Of Business Is Making The Future Its Business. Presentation excerpts by Paul Dolan. Dolan explains how he came to appreciate the value of green business practices. He also describes the three goals that drive his business, which are to improve the community, benefit the employees, and protect the environment. About 9 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Paul Dolan >>

What’s In A Rose? Dirty Secrets Revealed. TV feature story with Amy Stewart. News segment focusing on the use of chemicals on imported flowers and describing the associated environmental, social, and health issues. About 4 minutes. Play Video >> More about Amy Stewart >>

What's Good for the Earth. Presentation excerpt by Jay Weinstein. Explains how buying locally produced fruits and vegetables can be a more sustainable choice than buying produce labeled as organic. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jay Weinstein >>

Making Ethical Food Choices. Presentation excerpt by Jay Weinstein. Discusses how we can all affect change by becoming aware of where and how the foods we consume are produced and using this knowledge to make more ethical and sustainable choices. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jay Weinstein >>

Preventing Animal Cruelty. Presentation excerpt by Jay Weinstein. Explains why, in addition to the health benefits, buying organic meat is the more ethical choice for those concerned with the welfare of animals. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jay Weinstein >>

Sustainable Seafood. Presentation excerpt by Jay Weinstein. Explains that some fish, like the arctic char, are farmed in a humane and sustainable way. They are very similar to salmon, which are in decline in the wild and farmed in deplorable conditions. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jay Weinstein >>

Kitchen Literacy. Online interview with Ann Vileisis. Vileisis explains the reasons why she wrote Kitchen Literacy and the reaserch she undertook to uncover the history and sources of the food we eat. About 5 minutes. Play Video >> More about Ann Vileisis >>

A Conversation With Ann Vileisis Part 1. Online interview with Ann Vileisis. Discusses how our relationship with food has changed from pre-industrial times to our present industrialized food production and distribution methods. About 15 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2, 3. More about Ann Vileisis >>

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