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Guest Host: Michael Schaffer
The word ‘farm’ brings to mind pastoral, rolling green acres, with free-roaming livestock and men in overalls chewing on hay. That image is far from the reality of most farms today- in more ways than one. Not only does most of our food come from factory farms, but there are more women than ever involved in farming. We explore the ways our agricultural system has become unsustainable and unethical, and why a growing number of female farmers may be part of the solution.
- Audrey Levatino Author, 'Woman-Powered Farm: Manual for a Sustainable Lifestyle from Homestead to Field'; Farmer, Ted's Last Stand
- Sonia Faruqi Author, 'Project Animal Farm: An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth About Our Food'
- Sarah Hackney Grassroots Director, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
READ: "Woman-Powered Farm"'s Introduction
READ: "Project Animal Farm" Prologue
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