In conversation with Albert Straus and Tom Sargent
~Co-presented by Point Reyes Books, Marin Organic, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, New Field Foundation, Straus Family Creamery, and Tara Firma Farm~
Commonweal Board Member Tom Sargent and Dairy Farmer Albert Straus talk with Patrick Holden — owner of the longest established organic dairy farm in Wales and advisor to the Prince of Wales International Sustainability Unit. Patrick was in the United States to promote awareness of a recently published scientific study regarding the effects of long term exposure to Roundup tolerant Genetically Modified (GMO) corn, and Roundup, the world’s best-selling weedkiller.
Patrick is the founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust, an evolving global network of individuals and organizations committed to building a consensus around how to transition to more sustainable agricultural and food systems. In his spare time, he runs the longest established organic dairy farm in Wales, with a herd of 75 Ayrshire cows.
For fifteen years, Patrick was the director of the Soil Association in Britain and became a much sought after speaker and campaigner for organic food and farming. He is an advisor to the Prince of Wales International Sustainability Unit and traveled to West Marin with Prince Charles in 2005.