On Monday, Michael Pollan appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air to talk about avoiding the coming food crisis. (Listen to the podcast.) Earlier this month, in a open letter to the next president, he warned that “the era of cheap and abundant food appears to be drawing to a close.” Fresh Air host Terry Gross asks him for details.
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The day was February 12, 1809. The place was Shrewsbury, England. The person born there: Charles Darwin. With the publication of his classic, On the Origins of Species, Darwin set the wheels in motion for a dramatic transformation of the way human beings understand the world and how we came to exist in it . […]
Al Gore, in his own words, “used to be the next President of the United States of America” but has since changed professions. This talk is a follow-up to his now-famous presentation, featured in the movie An Inconvenient Truth. In it, he outlines what we can do to avert a global climate crisis. [Recorded February […]