The key to a happy, healthy society

Published online: Jun 28, 2013
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Dr. Lowell Catlett is a self-described "futurist."

The Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University says you can't have happy and healthy people without the elements of agriculture. 

"Science has now proven if you like someone you've got bonding chemicals going on," he says. "Those bonding chemicals are also present with your plants and with your pets, and with people, too. We're finding that science is now reinforcing that you can't have a happy, healthy planet without people, plants, and animals being connected."

Which is part of the reason, he says, we're starting to see rural elements incorporated into big cities.