Video Gallery Archive

Jim Gerritsen on Organic Integrity

Friday, May 20th, 2016

by Beyond Pesticides

Maine organic potato farmer and Cornucopia advisor Jim Gerritsen speaks to the issue of organic integrity. His remarks were given at the Beyond Pesticides annual conference in April. Read Full Article »

Growing Organics ‘Sin Fronteras’

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Taste Makers is a documentary series exploring the challenges facing young people in America who aspire to careers as chefs, farmers and food-industry entrepreneurs. The subjects are ambitious and driven, but their futures are by no means clear or assured. They stand alone, and move forward on their dreams.

Eduardo Rivera, 33, moved to the United States from Mexico at 10. He now runs an organic farm, Sin Fronteras (“without borders”), in Stillwater, Minn., whose goal is to provide organic produce for low-income Latino communities.

It is difficult work, and not simply because farming is hard labor. Organics are expensive to grow, and he wants to keep prices low. A community-supported agriculture program helps bring Mr. Rivera’s peppers and tomatillos to market at an affordable rate, but price fluctuations, and weather, provide great challenges. Read Full Article »

Talking Organic Standards with Mark Kastel

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Living Maxwell – Facebook

MarkLivingMaxwellMax Goldberg of interviewed Cornucopia Codirector Mark Kastel in Washington, D.C. during this week’s National Organic Standards Board meetings. Mark shared his thoughts on developments there.

To watch this interview you will need to “like” the livingmaxwell Facebook page.

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Invisible Worlds: Lima Beans

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Atlas Obscura


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And the lima beans laugh and laugh… Read Full Article »

Growing Change

Monday, April 4th, 2016

by Earthjustice

Jim Cochran arrived at work before dawn. He walked out into the strawberry fields. As the sun rose and light hit the field, he began to smell chemicals. His eyes watered. His head spun. He started to shake.

He had just walked into a field that had been sprayed with pesticides.

An acre of conventional strawberries is covered with 300 pounds of pesticides, 1,100 percent more than the average food crop. As he recovered from the effects of the spray he knew that he had to help the industry change.

Jim helped invent the organic strawberry industry. Read Full Article »