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Mae-Wan Ho: Big Picture Interview and Closed Loop Agriculture

Mae-Wan Ho, geneticist and biophysicist and author of more than a dozen books, including the ground-breaking Genetic Engineering: Dream or Nightmare?, talks about the big picture elements of reductionist science and mechanistic and competitive approaches that have given birth to genetic engineering and have shaped the world we know; bringing us into conflict with ecosystems and robbing society of the potential found in their alternatives — systems-based thinking and cooperation for social benefit.

The four parts are worth a watch, as is the final video at bottom on ‘closed loop agriculture’ (we call it permaculture). For more details on her thoughts on the latter, check out Food Futures Now – Feeding People & Place Without Fossil Fuels.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Closed loop agriculture

See also Vuon – Ao – Chuong – The Traditional Vietnamese Farm.

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