organic pioneer


Organic Pioneer: Dr. David Pimentel

Major issues associated with industrial food production led Dr. David Pimentel to research human population and to champion pesticide reduction and energy conservation. Pimentel is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University and coauthored the 22-year review of the … Continued

Organic Pioneer: Bob Quinn

Bob Quinn is a fourth-generation farmer and tireless scientist who popularized the ancient khorasan wheat with his company Kamut International. He was one of the first 100 percent certified organic farms in Montana and made the connection between healthy whole-grains and artisan bread … Continued

Organic Pioneer: Carla Castagnero

Co-founder and president of AgRecycle, Inc., one of the oldest composting companies in the country. This former lawyer tells us compost can change the world and she just might be right. Carla Castagnero is co-founder and President of AgRecycle, Inc., … Continued

Organic Pioneer: Dr. John Teasdale

Founding research leader of the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab. When the USDA decided the time had come for research on organic farming methods, John Teasdale was already out in the field doing it. Teasdale was a USDA Agricultural Research Service scientist stationed at … Continued

Organic Pioneer: Maurice Small

This urban garden pied piper helps inner-city communities transform empty, blighted lots into green and growing nutritional and financial resources. Part farmer, part passionate activist and part teacher, Small is pioneering organic food security in Cleveland, Detroit, Louisville and other … Continued

Gary Hirshberg: Organic CE-Yo

The fearless leader of Stonyfield Farm talks with us about profitablity, GMOs and soil. Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of yogurt company Stonyfield Farm, is coming to the Rodale Institute’s Organic Pioneer awards September 16th to talk about the humble beginnings of … Continued