With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this spring, environmentally-minded people are thinking about how our relationship to the natural world has evolved. This hour, host Krys Boyd talks with a writer who investigates the stories of raw materials harvested in the wild. We’ll also hear from a former bug-spray developer who advocates for the “tiny lives” he once helped to exterminate. And an ecologist reveals what modern industries can learn from indigenous cultures about protecting the environment.
Some of the most amazing objects in the natural world can be found in some of the most remote places on Earth. Edward Posnett joins host Krys Boyd to talk about journeys to harvest eiderdown, vicuña fiber and other coveted rare objects – and to talk about if humans even have a right to these treasures. His new book is called “Strange Harvests: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects.”
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