If you get a chance, watch the new made-for-TV movie, Harmony (link) I saw it this past weekend at a pre-screening party put on by Forest Ethics (link). It features His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Charles, and discusses the importance of sustainable farming.
I’m guessing most Americans aren’t aware that HRH Prince Charles has owned and operated a large, organic farm and been a huge proponent of sustainable farming for decades. I first became aware of his “goodness” while living in London. I was shocked and pleasantly surprised one day to discover that the organic biscuits I’d been buying all along had been made from ingredients sourced from HRH Prince Charles’s organic farm.
In all his worldly travels–which I suppose any good prince makes–he saw first hand the horrific damage being done to our Mother Earth by unsustainable practices. (It ties back in to one of the first articles I posted here titled, “Why Eat Organic?”, link) The film discusses the difference between sustainable and organic farming vs. conventional farming–the later of which results in nutrient-poor soil, less tasty food and the overall degradation of the environment.
The film aired on NBC last Friday, but I suspect it will run again. In the meantime, you can watch the entire film on-line using the Harmony link provided above.