February 9, 2012 – Hour 2

Today on Sound Bites we return to a subject that is at the heart of the debate over the future of agriculture: can organic farming produce enough affordable food for everyone?  Starting off the show, we tour Lee Richardson’s farm in Willards, Maryland along with James Adkins from the Wicomico County Young Farmers.  Richardson, who grows chicken, corn and soybeans, believes that large-scale conventional agriculture is the only viable option for feeding the world’s population.  Cleo Braver, our guest in the second half of the show, is an environmental lawyer-turned-farmer who believes that organic farming is the best way to grow healthy food for everyone without drastic environmental consequences.