On this week’s episode of Sharp & Hot, Chef Emily Peterson welcomes guest Liz Carlisle, author of Lentil Underground. The book tells the story of David Oien, who leads a thriving movement of organic farmers working with heirloom seeds and biologically diverse, sustainable farm systems, in defiance of corporate agribusiness.

Lentil Underground_ credit Su Evers

“My thinking is, in the face of climate change and these variable weather changes we can’t predict, what we really need is more diversity in the crops, literally genetic diversity, so we have a backup plan if something fails” [18:15] – Liz Carlisle