The University of California, Davis, launched a new YouTube series which aims to answer questions about how we are going to feed the growing global population. Nine Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming is a 4-part series that explores innovative ways to feed the world without depleting our natural resources. The video series is available through www.youtube.com/uctvprime, a YouTube channel produced by the statewide University of California system.
The Dust Bowl, a documentary chronicling the period of time that spurred the creation of RCDs, is airing on PBS tonight. The documentary by Ken Burns uses compelling interviews of 26 survivors of those hard times—what will probably be the last recorded testimony of the generation that lived through the Dust Bowl. Filled with seldom seen movie footage, previously unpublished photographs, the songs of Woody Guthrie, and the observations of two remarkable women who left behind eloquent written accounts, the film is also a historical accounting of what happened and why during the 1930s on the Southern Plains.
“Over the last few years, sustainable farming startups have managed to get loans from companies like Whole Foods, or sold equity stakes to venture capitalists like Michael Dell’s brother, Adam. A lot of the seed money is being used to help these businesses grow, many with a focus on being local”. Full Article from CNBC.