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Your Call: As organic farming has grown and gone mainstream, how has it changed?

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On the November 24th edition of  Your Call, we will have a conversation with professor Julie Guthman, author of Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California.” Guthman says organic farmers are under the same pressures ­­ and make many of the same choices ­­ as conventional farmers.  So what does organic mean now?  Is buying organic still a powerful way to change our agricultural system?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Matt Martin, and you.

Guests:

Julie Guthman, geographer and professor of social sciences at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is the author of Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism and Agrarian Dreams: the Paradox of Organic Farming in California 

Web Resources:

UC Press: Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California

LA Times: Asian citrus psyllid proposal worries organic farmers

Guardian: Billion-dollar California salad company exploits undocumented migrants, say workers and Teamsters

Roll Call: 'Organic' Label Rules Attacked by Watchdog Groups

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The Organic Food Processing Industry 2014 (Source: Philip Howard, University of Michigan)