From Iowa Public Television’s “Market to Market”, Pollan and Hurst Debate the Future of Agriculture (The link goes to a 10-minute video, with transcript.)
…nutrition is only one aspect of a larger debate over America’s entire food system. And production agriculture has been blamed for everything from pollution of the nation’s waterways to Americans’ ever-increasing waistline.
Market to Market recently caught up with two of the drama’s protagonists: Michael Pollan, an outspoken critic of America’s food system who wrote The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and Blake Hurst, a Missouri farmer who countered Pollan with a piece he calls The Omnivore’s Delusion.
Producer Andrew Batt examined the merits of production agriculture with both men and filed this report.
And here’s a link to Hurst’s famous article: The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals.