Charles Walters: Macro Trends, Micro Events in Eco-Agriculture and U.S. History MP3

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Charles Walters, founder of Acres U.S.A., talks about the small evolutions that have occurred in U.S. history that got us where we are today: the transition from earth-friendly agricultural techniques to mass produced, chemically-dependent farms that forget the consumer and the needs for a healthy food supply.

Walters, the founder of Acres U.S.A., knew he had to fight the good fight on his own terms. Acres U.S.A. was his base camp, and while he struggled to keep it afloat in the early years, the journal immediately attracted a throng of fascinating figures. It seemed there were other mavericks out there who needed a forum, and they came out of the woodwork. Soil scientists, farm policy experts, economic thinkers, insect researchers, philosophers of the land — Walters met many of them through Acres U.S.A., interviewing them, commissioning articles by them, and inviting them to speak at the annual conference he began in 1975.

(35 minutes, 16 seconds) 

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