“Kevin Danaher from Global Exchange speaks with Evelina Molina in this exclusive TreeHugger interview at Green Festival in San Francisco. Evelina Molina is the Co-Founder of North Bay Institute of Green Technology and the Director of the Eco-Workforce. She is a 2002 recipient of the prestigious San Francisco Foundations’ Koshland Civic Unity Award which recognizes “Bay Area grassroots risk-takers – those social innovators of bold spirit who accept the most stubborn neighborhood problems as a personal challenge and who work collaboratively to overcome them.”
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“Demand is on the rise for organic produce. A survey by theOrganic Trade Association found that sales revenue from organic food in the U.S. had exploded to $25 billion by 2009 – twenty-five times that of 1990.
Organic farmers can’t use the same technology as conventional farmers – like pesticides and genetic engineering – to increase yields. There’s a misconception that they stubbornly shun technology, preferring age-old tradition over modern methods. But it’s not true. These farmers can use their understanding of natural processes – the mating habits of pests, for example – to optimize yields and care for their crops. The surprising results can make you wonder where to draw the line between technology and nature.”