Saturday, October 15, 2011

Webcast Video: Sustainable Agriculture

By Diana Hsieh

In Sunday's Rationally Selfish Webcast, I discussed sustainable agriculture. The question was:

Is "sustainable agriculture" a legitimate concept? Many advocates of a paleo diet also advocate "sustainable agriculture," including Robb Wolf and Mat Lelonde. Is sustainable agriculture a valid concept? What does (or should) it entail? Should consumers be concerned that their food producers practice "sustainable agriculture"?
Here's the video of my answer:
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Also, someone posted a follow-up question on this segment, namely: What's wrong with the principle of sustainability?
In your October 9th webcast discussion of "sustainable agriculture," you didn't discuss what's right or wrong about the basic principle of the "sustainability movement," namely "that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Is that a proper moral and/or political principle or not?
I'm glad that someone asked that, since I didn't have time to discuss it in the webcast itself. So if you'd like to me to answer it sooner rather than later -- and I hope so! -- you can vote for it here.

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