May 19: Azure Farms; Culture or Genetics?

Jerry Russell

Staff member
We talked about a threat by Sherman County, Oregon, to enter an organic farm and use herbicides to suppress an infestation of noxious weeds. In response to the threat, Azure Farms posted a call for help to Facebook. Their video went viral to some extent, and resulted in about 50,000 messages to the county agriculture department. The threat was averted, as Azure Farms agreed to an organic weed control project.

We also debated about whether cultural or genetic factors are more important in defining the "secret society" and its projects and programs.