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Sustainable Idaho: Herbicides with Bart Elmore

Abigail Lynn

In the final episode of our comprehensive series on pesticides and herbicides, we spoke to Bart Elmore. Mr. Elmore has authored many eye-opening books, including "Seed Money: Monsanto's Past and Our Food Future." We'll discuss a number of important topics with Mr. Elmore, including the harmful effects of herbicide-resistant crops and a sinister chemical by the name of Dicamba. We learn many unsettling facts; among them being that Dicamba is volatile and often drifts to neighboring farmland, effectively killing an unknowing farmer's yield. Mr. Elmore finishes with his ideas to move forward as a community and a society from the damaging effects of herbicides and pesticides.

Katie Kelshaw is a graduate of Boise State University with a Masters of Arts in Political Science where she has since taught as an adjunct professor. She is born and raised in Pocatello, where her family are farmers and business owners. Katie is an active member in an advocacy organization called Action Corps Idaho, where she helps run campaigns around Climate Justice and a Global COVID Response.