18 episodes

These eye-opening videos show how meeting the challenges of a growing global population and degraded ecosystems facing climate change requires fundamental shifts in our systems. A worldwide movement is transforming our food systems to become resilient through ecological agriculture, healthy food, local food economies, and making fair food accessible to all. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Visit Bioneers.org to learn more about our programs, annual conference and local gatherings. Cover image by Mayumi Oda

Bioneers: Ecological Food and Farming Bioneers

    • Society & Culture

These eye-opening videos show how meeting the challenges of a growing global population and degraded ecosystems facing climate change requires fundamental shifts in our systems. A worldwide movement is transforming our food systems to become resilient through ecological agriculture, healthy food, local food economies, and making fair food accessible to all. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Visit Bioneers.org to learn more about our programs, annual conference and local gatherings. Cover image by Mayumi Oda

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    You Are Where You Eat: Growing Urban Food | Wil Bullock

    You Are Where You Eat: Growing Urban Food | Wil Bullock

    Access to healthy food reduces the risk of disease. White neighborhoods have, on average, five times as many supermarkets as Black neighborhoods. The Food Project in Boston engages inner-city youth in personal and social change through meaningful work in sustainable agriculture. Wil Bullock joined the organization as part of a new generation of leaders. He blends his passion for food justice with his talent as a singer/songwriter, leveraging his music to engage listeners – especially youth – to address access to nutritious food.

    This speech was given at the 2005 Bioneers National Conference and is part of the Food Justice Vol. 1 Collection.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 24 min
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    The Color of Sustainability | LaDonna Redmond

    The Color of Sustainability | LaDonna Redmond

    LaDonna Redmond tells her very personal story of searching for answers in her struggle with her son's food allergies and finding a need for the African-American voice in the food and farming industry. She also discusses the difficulty of finding healthy food in her neighborhood, linking food and racial justice.

    This speech was given at the 2004 National Bioneers Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 20 min
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    Community and Food | Nikki Henderson

    Community and Food | Nikki Henderson

    Nikki Henderson (now Nikki Silvestri), founder of People's Grocery in Oakland, CA, explains how we can use food to create conversation and community.

    "One of the things I love about food is that it is grounding. It calls for presence."

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 4 min
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    Planting the Future: Transforming Agriculture | Fred Kirschenmann

    Planting the Future: Transforming Agriculture | Fred Kirschenmann

    What does the future hold for organic agriculture? Fred Kirschenmann, a respected leader of the sustainable agriculture movement discusses the history of organic farming. Can organic agriculture survive in our industrial food system, or do we need to make sweeping changes to our whole approach to food production and consumption?

    This speech was presented at the 2003 National Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    Learn more about Bioneers' Restorative Food Systems program here http://www.bioneers.org/programs/rest... and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 22 min
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    Organic & Beyond: Paradigm for a New Food Future | Andrew Kimbrell

    Organic & Beyond: Paradigm for a New Food Future | Andrew Kimbrell

    One of the most penetrating critics of technological abuses, this leading lawyer-activist for local and sustainable food takes on the destructive and toxic system of industrial agriculture. Author of the classic book Fatal Harvest, he shows how reconnecting with the land, farmers and our food can heal the distortions born from our separation from the Earth and psychological distance from each other. He warns us to be alert to the manipulations of corporate food giants who seek to take over the organics movement and debase organic standards with genetically modified foods and other poorly conceived technologies.

    This speech was given at the 2002 Bioneers National Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 26 min
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    Being Connected to Mother Earth | Miguel Santistevan

    Being Connected to Mother Earth | Miguel Santistevan

    Miguel Santistevan, an ethnobiologist and farmer from Taos, New Mexico, explains how farming has connected him with Mother Earth.

    "I measure my success by how many different living things are benefiting from what I am doing."

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience more conversations like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers' Food and Farming program, please visit http://www.bioneers.org/programs/rest... and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 5 min

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