Breaking new ground with environmental pioneer, Lester R. Brown

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GUEST: LESTER R. BROWN

Environmental movement pioneer LESTER R. BROWN was born to a South Jersey farmer and raised in austerity at the end of a mile-long dirt lane. He eventually became a successful tomato farmer and used these fundamentals to become a global environmental analyst, founding the Worldwatch and Earth Policy Institutes. Brown comes in to discuss what he means in saying “food is the new oil and land is the new gold” as he sees how overpopulation, water shortages and climate change affect food security. His new memoir is “Breaking New Ground: A Personal History.”

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