What did we learn from the National Climate Assessment Report? What did the Farm Bill get wrong? What will we do when California runs out of water? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this episode of What Doesn’t Kill You as host Katy Keiffer is joined by friend and frequent guest Tom Philpott, the Food and Ag Correspondent for Mother Jones and cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. He was formerly a columnist and editor for the online environmental site Grist and his work on food politics has appeared in Newsweek, Gastronomica, and the Guardian. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
“If present trends continue – it will be really really hard to grow much more food on the land here in the United States.” [11:00]
“Very few of the key challenges facing agriculture come up in the Farm Bill.” [16:00]
“I am worried that global trade flows will drive a lot of agricultural change here in the united states that we can’t control.” [29:00]
–Tom Philpott on What Doesn’t Kill You