An Agriculture Revolution: Climate, Energy, and the Future of Food in an Overpopulated World

Twenty-five million acres - that's one-fourth the area of California - of agricultural land each year are being rendered inhospitable to plant life. The diversity of our planet's organisms has greatly declined. Agribusiness is the major contributor, and with more population, it will get worse. A young team of PhD-level geneticists and plant breeders are busy perennializing major crops to save soil resources, reduce chemical contamination of land and water, and bring fossil fuel dependency to zero. The Land Institute Founder and President Wes Jackson explains why this is a necessary response to Climate and population displacement.

Speakers: Wes Jackson
Festival: 2007

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