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 Understanding What You Eat 
 Why don't farmers switch to organic and reap the premium?
 News Report
 Sam & Brooke Lucy and Michael Pilarsky
 Thomas Allen  
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Despite growing demand many organic crops are in short supply, particularly for grains. Organic grain farmer Sam Lucy explains why.
Permaculturist Michael Pilarski explains how farmers could switch to organic.
Produced by Tom Allen
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Making the transisiton to organic is economically difficult for mainstream farmers. Besides most don't know how to get economic yields by organic means. Organic grain farmer Sam Lucy explains why farmers are reluctant to make the switch. Permaculturist Michael Pilarski explains how it can be done. The secret is in the soil life. See also "Avoiding Agricultural Collapse," also by Tom Allen.

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00:05:03 English 2007-02-08
 Seattle Washington
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