CHRIS LOWRY is a media producer and singer. Before working for many years in international development and sustainability, he made films on art and music, and is currently working on a documentary feature about the Canadian cultural figure Ross Woodman, Rebel Angel. Chris was part of the original team that created The Journal or Wild Culture with Whitney Smith in 1986, and served as the magazine’s Senior Editor. He lives in Toronto. Browse Chris’ website here.
By Chris Lowry, Journal of Wild Culture
The reason that Wells and his troupe have gathered here is to organize a full day of events called ‘Milpa Mexico: Tradicion, Ciencia y Futuro’ (Mexican Cornfield: Tradition, Science and Future). The purpose of it all is to promote the defence of traditional corn farming threatened by agriculture industrialization, a topic of great importance and urgency to the farmers in Oaxaca.