It’s time for another episode of Sound Bites. This week, we bring together a diverse group of farmers from across Maryland to share the major impediments they face trying to share their products with people all across the region, and hear their ideas for a more supportive system. We talk to Cleo Braver, owner of Cottingham Farm in Easton; Denzel Mitchell, founder and farm manager of Five Seeds Farm in Baltimore; Ted Wycall, third generation farmer at Greenbranch Farm in Salisbury; and Alison Howard, owner and operator of Homestead Farms, Inc. in Millington, MD.
This week we also discuss the implications of California’s vote on Prop 37, an initiative that would have required genetically modified foods to be labeled. The proposition failed, and the Yes on 37 campaign was outspent 10 to 1. We talk to Tom Philpott, who wrote about this in Mother Jones, and Charlotte Olena, a field organizer with the Pesticide Action Network who was working on the campaign in Southern California.