Despite government and corporate exploitation, many different minority races and cultures have cultivated a rich history in sustainable agriculture. Listen how NAFTA has destroyed 1.3 million family farms in Mexico, how racial discrimination has influenced land allocations to blacks since the Civil War, and the Alien Lands Act took family farms from Asians in America. Just as bad has been the economic and resource restrictions on Native Americans that exist to this day. However, the history of minorities in agricultural is rich and it is important. Many new associations are forming and coordinating to make certain minorities continue to be leading participants in sustainable agriculture. It’s important we understand the relationship between land, food, and cultures.
Guest: Natasha Bowens
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