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December 17, 2003 - Buffalo

Before European settlers came to America, millions of buffalo roamed the plains. They ate grass and sustained the Native American population. Today, millions of cows are crowded into factory farms. They eat corn. They provide food for people, but can you call this type of production sustainable?

  • Michael Pollan - Knight Professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, and author of many book, including the bestseller "The Botany of Desire: A plant's-eye view of the world"
  • Don O-Brien - wildlife biologist and rancher for more than twenty five years, owner of the Broken Heart Ranch in South Dakota, and found of Wild Idea Buffalo.