Muck and Mystery

Photo from the 60s of kids sitting in corn husks
Photo from the 60s of kids sitting in corn husks with old vehicles from the 40s
In 1983, one of the radio documentaries I produced was on the rise of organic agriculture in Australia, it’s costs and benefits.

At the time organic farming was thought of as very much ‘hippie farming’ at a time when scientific and business professionalism was the catch cry for Australian agriculture.

[audio:http://www.raeallen.net/audio/muck-and-mystery.mp3]

Buffalo damage to the Top End wetlands

My first stretch of work in the Territory was in 1982 when I was a Rural Reporter filling behind the incumbent on extended leave.

This interview is with Peter Fogarty a researcher with the Conservation Commission who had ben studying the damage caused by free roaming feral buffaloes in the fragile wetlands.
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