Real Organic Podcast

Zephyr Teachout at Churchtown: Break'em Up

December 05, 2023 Real Organic Project Episode 148
Real Organic Podcast
Zephyr Teachout at Churchtown: Break'em Up
Show Notes

#148: Law Professor and author of "Break'em Up" Zephyr Teachout addresses the crowd at the Saving Real Organic Conference at Churchtown Dairy about what it will take to dismantle monopolies in the United States.

Zephyr Teachout is an attorney and law professor at Fordham University. She is the author of Break'em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money and a 2018 candidate for Attorney General in New York State. Once upon a time she was a farmhand at Real Organic Project certified KillDeer Farm in Norwich, Vermont.

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