Organic Manifesto How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe

ISBN-10: 1605294853

ISBN-13: 9781605294858

Edition: 2010

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Description: Rodale was founded on the belief that organic gardening is the key to better health both for us and for the planet, and never has this message been more urgent. Now Maria Rodale, chairman of Rodale, sheds new light on the state of 21st century farming. She examines the unholy alliances that have formed between the chemical companies that produce fertilizer and genetically altered seeds, the agricultural educational system that is virtually subsidized by those same companies, and the government agencies in thrall to powerful lobbyists, all of which perpetuate dangerous farming practices and deliberate misconceptions about organic farming and foods. Interviews with government officials, doctors, scientists, and farmers from coast to coast bolster her position that chemical-free farming may be the single most effective tool we have to protect our environment and, even more important, our health.

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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.71" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
The Great Chemical Experiment (In Which We Are All Guinea Pigs)
We Have Poisoned Our Soil, Our Water, and Our Air
We Have Poisoned Ourselves and Our Children
The Tortuous Journey to Our Extinction
Chemical Farming Today
The Birth of Our Chemical Addiction
How Industry and the Government Have Betrayed Us
The Age of Healing
Organic Farming Today
The Truth about Modern Organic Farming
Five Solutions That Might Save Us
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Index
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