Mechanized Poison: Chemicals in California Agriculture 1958-65

Poisons in California Agriculture: A Capital Input for Profit Just as agribusiness in California turned to mechanization of planting, watering and harvesting to reduce labor costs and increase profits, so too did it turn to chemical pesticide poisons and fertilizers derived … Continue reading

Fannie Lou Hamer Tells Her Story

Film Clip from “We’ll Never Turn Back” by Harvey Richards We’ll Never Turn Back contains unique footage of share croppers and voter registration activists telling their stories of heroism and hardship encountered in their fight to gain the right to vote in Mississippi … Continue reading

Industrial Agriculture is the problem

In 1958 in Salinas, California, farmers sprayed boxed up lettuce on the way to market.  Organic agriculture and Community Supported Agriculture is a modern alternative to this kind of reckless application of chemicals to our food.  Watch a film called … Continue reading