May 9: Innovators in Agriculture and food systems: Closing Cycles

Joel salatin

The debate can be seen back here

report is written (in Dutch)

And an online discussion is going on

Joel Salatin presentation in Zeewolde


This event is part of Grassroots Science, Debat serie: ‘It’s the Food, my friend’ and Salatin naar Nederland. On this evening the spotlights are on Joel Salatin; renowned by Time magazine as world’s most innovative farmer and featuring in Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma (2006) and the documentary films, Food Inc. and Fresh.

The focus on productivity in the development of agriculture has been paired with a disruption of feed and manure cycles with negative consequences to soil fertility and the environment. Farmers have become more dependent on input-supplying industries. However numerous initiatives that, in very innovative ways, seek to localize cycles are emerging. Sometimes with direct connection to consumers. These cycles benefit farmers, their soils and the environment and increase the autonomy of farmers. Making farming into a more robust and attractive profession.