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28. Understanding Organic: What You Need to Know About Food Sustainability with Ellen Polishuk

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In this special live episode, Mary and Emma talk with Ellen Polishuk, an organic vegetable farmer for 25 years and now a teacher and consultant for those in the farming business.  Ellen speaks from years of experience as both a  grower and a consumer on food sustainability, including topics such as
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In this special live episode, Mary and Emma talk with Ellen Polishuk, an organic vegetable farmer for 25 years and now a teacher and consultant for those in the farming business.  Ellen speaks from years of experience as both a  grower and a consumer on food sustainability, including topics such as organic certification, composting, GMO's, soil basics, eating locally,  community supported agriculture and the potential for a world in which everyone is well fed and farmers can earn a living. This episode is full of great information for anyone who grows or eats food!  Let’s get into the interview!8:40 - Ellen introduces herself13:50 - Changes in the organic agricultural industry 18:40 - What is organic certification?29:00 - What is non GMO, what is GMO?33:00 - Importance of healthy soil42:00 - Local or Organic?45:30 - Growing your own food and Composting51:50 - Are animals worth the cost for labor on your farm?01:02:00 - Advice for aspiring farmersThings Mentioned:The AlmanacPotomac Vegetable FarmsCorrection @ 25:45 - Glyphosate was patented as an antibiotic in 2010, not 2014Start Your Farm by Ellen PolishukPlant To Profit websiteEllen’s InstagramGrowing for Market magazine
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