Farm Food Facts with Dan Esty

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Center Director Dan Esty spoke with Phil Lempert of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance on their podcast Farm Food Facts. They discuss A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future which brings together the insights of 40 of the biggest and best ideas in sustainability and the environment that are grounded in sound science, specifically focusing on the agricultural sector.

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#31: Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon leads the Energy & Climate team at Next Generation. In this episode, she talks about the promising signs of change in US climate and energy policy, with a special focus on the innovations emerging from California. There’s increasing public and private investment in transforming California’s economy, which is now the world’s eighth largest, and Gordon explains its significant impact on the scale of clean energy solutions across the state and what this could mean for national policy solutions.

#5: Kevin Poland

Maine farmer Kevin Poland visits with YCELP Associate Director Josh Galperin about the local food sovereignty movement. Proponents of the movement would like to see food safety regulations handled at a local rather than the federal or state level, but the issue has proved divisive. The Poland Family Farm has been operating in Brooklin, Maine since 1978 and grows MOFGA certified organic vegetables, flowers, berries, and hay as well as pasture-raised, heritage breeds pork, beef, and eggs.

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