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THE FOOD PROGRAMME
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The Food Programme
Sunday 12:30-13:00,
Rpt Monday 16:00-16:30

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
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Sunday 3 September 2006
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Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm
Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm, Virginia.
Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia produces some of the finest beef, chicken and pork in the US and food lovers say it's all down to owner Joel Salatin's novel approach to farming.

In the final part of the Food Programme's American series, reporter Jean Snedegar discovers Salatin's secret - a system he calls 'beyond organic.' Joel only sells locally (although the term means something slightly different in the US context) so customers travel hundreds of miles to pick up their meat. Jean joins them for the July pick up to find out why it's worth the journey.

She also speaks to Joel's neighbour, Dennis Avery, a man vociferous in his criticism of the organic movement, and a passionate advocate of industrial "high yield" farming. Formerly agricultural analyst for the US State Department, he now works with the conservative think tank the Hudson Institute.
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Dennis Avery

Books:

Holy Cows and Hog Heaven by Joel Salatin published by Polyface (Mar 2005), ISBN: 0963810944

Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastic: The Environmental Triumph of High-Yield Farming by Dennis Avery published by Hudson Institute, Progress and Freedom Foundation (Feb 1995), ISBN: 1558130519
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