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Are Nano Particles Safe | MICHAEL OLSON

Are Nano Particles Safe

MICHAEL OLSON

A million nanoparticles could be contained on the period at the end of this sentence, which explains why some foods are now made with zillions of them. But wait...

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Garden in the Mind | MICHAEL OLSON

Garden in the Mind

MICHAEL OLSON

He asked the University of California, Santa Cruz for a small scrap of land to teach gardening, and then proceeded to turn the earth on agriculture. That garden...

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What will Happen to People if Plants Forget Their Past | MICHAEL OLSON

What will Happen to People if Plants Forget Their ...

MICHAEL OLSON

Santayana was thinking of people when he remarked, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But could not the same be said o...

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Two Acres a Minute | MICHAEL OLSON

Two Acres a Minute

MICHAEL OLSON

Cities are eating up our prime farmland at the rate of two acres per minute 24-7-365. This loss of farmland leads us to ask… How can we save enough farml...

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Out Poverty into Africa | MICHAEL OLSON

Out Poverty into Africa

MICHAEL OLSON

By getting 400 small organic farmers in Baja to cooperate, the Del Cabo Cooperative raised their annual incomes from $3,000 to $20,000, and is now at work in Af...

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Exogenous Semitoic Entropy | MICHAEL OLSON

Exogenous Semitoic Entropy

MICHAEL OLSON

Farmers use 200 million pounds of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) every year to grow food without weeds. This leads us to ask… Is glyphosate safe to e...

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Michael Olson

Michael Olson, a former farmer in Montana, Oregon and California, is the Executive Producer and Host of the syndicated Saturday Food Chain radio talk show, which received the Ag/News Show of the Year Award from the California Legislature.

He is the author of MetroFarm, a Ben Franklin Book of the Year Award winner. Michael also consults on farm projects throughout the world, from Watts, Los Angeles to the island nation of Cyprus, to the jungles of the Amazon.

Michael Olson produced, wrote and/or photographed feature-length news for a variety of media, including the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner newspapers, NBC, ABC, Australian Broadcast Commission, and KQED Public Television networks. His production and photography helped win a National Emmy nomination for NBC Magazine with David Brinkley.

www.MetroFarm.com