“You can get an idea of human nature only when you can see the relationship of the individual human being to the whole cosmos.” ~  Rudolf Steiner

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Christopher Mann is a man for all seasons.

Born in London to parents who were anthroposophists – followers of Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy –  Chris studied and worked in England and Switzerland. In 1980, he and his Swiss wife Martina moved to the United States. They bought farmland in East Troy, Wisconsin and created the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute to promote research and education to support biodynamic farming in the United States.

Chris and Martina dedicated their life and personal resources to make sure that biodynamic farming would not be buried by the corruption of our soil, seed and food supply and consolidation of ownership and control of farmland.  Their efforts represent a quiet, extraordinary contribution during a period in which private investors and corporate agriculture continued to centralize control of our food supply.

Harry Blazer visited Michael Fields last year to conduct interviews with two people that we published in 2016 – former executive director Dave Andrews about the future of biodynamic and organic farming and Angela L. Curtes, the head of Grounded LLC and former farm staff, about healthy soil. Harry also took time to do an extensive series of interviews with Chris about his life and work.

These rich discussions capture the powerful wisdom and insight that Chris has gained from his extraordinary contribution to our food systems and society. It captures the legacy of a legend among us.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s new blockbuster film about the British people sailing across the English Channel to save the British army from annihilation when the British command alone could not get the job done in time.

Talk to you Thursday!

Related Reading & Listening

Wikipedia – Anthroposophy

The Agriculture Course by Rudolf Steiner

The Food Series – Francois Vecchio – Charcutier Salumiere, Wurstmeister

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