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Tonight's Australian Story on ABC

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:07 pm
by Angela Helleren
8.00pm tonight!

Dr Maarten Stapper is a man with some fascinating ideas on how to manage our land better.

He is unconventional, stubborn and difficult. Not even a near-fatal car accident could slow him down in his mission to feed the world using less chemicals.

As an advocate for biological farming, Dr Stapper has paid a high price for promoting a greener, cleaner way to grow food. Originally a CSIRO scientist, he left when it became clear his views on biological farming were incompatible with his employer.

Today, he travels the country to educate farmers on how to use less chemicals in their soil and on their crops.

Should you miss it, transcripts are usually available on ABC site within a couple of days.