According to the EPA, sustainability is defined as being based on a simple principle: everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment. Sustainability is a word often used by clever marketers to promote an agenda to address the propaganda that the overpopulated world is running out of food due. With conventional crops devastating the environment, it appears that all we are doing is mining the land instead of farming it sustainably. In essence, in order to be truly sustainable, agriculture must be perpetuated so it can be productive year after year and generation after generation. The privately stated policy from the agro-chemical companies is market domination through contamination, meanwhile it is translated for the public as peaceful co-existence, when in fact there is no peaceful co-existence. Is it possible for the organic producers to survive?
Eden Foods, Inc., (also known as Eden Organic), is the oldest family owned organic food producer in the USA and the largest supplier of organic dry grocery items. Michael Potter, President of Eden Foods has been a strong advocate of organics and has also been a big supporter of the Non-GMO Project which is pushing for GMO Labeling. Conventional food producers currently do not have to label whether or not GMO ingredients are used in foods sold in the USA. Tune in as host, June Stoyer talks to Michael Potter, to discuss the true meaning of organic sustainability and impact of GMO’s on our food and environment.