Organic Manifestoby Maria Rodale
Drawing on findings from leading health researchers as well as conversations with both chemical and organic farmers from coast to coast, Maria Rodale's Organic Manifesto irrefutably outlines the unacceptably high cost of chemical farming on our health and our environment. She traces the genesis of chemical farming and the rise of the immense companies that/i>… See more details below
Drawing on findings from leading health researchers as well as conversations with both chemical and organic farmers from coast to coast, Maria Rodale's Organic Manifesto irrefutably outlines the unacceptably high cost of chemical farming on our health and our environment. She traces the genesis of chemical farming and the rise of the immense companies that profit from it, bringing to light the government's role in allowing such practices to flourish. She further explains that modern organic farming would not only help reverse climate change by reducing harmful carbon emissions and soil depletion, but would also improve the quality of the food we eat, reduce diseases from asthma to cancer, and ensure a better quality of life in farming communities nationwide.
For every parent wondering how best to safeguard the health and safety of her children; for every environmentalist in search of a solution to the worsening crisis that afflicts our land, air, and waters; for every shopper who questions whether it is worth it to pay more for organic, Maria Rodale offers straightforward answers and a single, definitive course of action: We must demand organic now.
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I put all the other articles on the subjects of Chemicals in our food and water that are making us sick, not just the occasional "sniffles", but the Cancers, ADD, Arthritis, Birth defects and so many deceases, and the Organic Manifesto captures the ENTIRE scope of the Political control of our HEALTH. The Author has done her duty in sharing her knowledge with the WORLD. My knowledge on ORGANIC has expanded to the core of my Being. This book has strongly encouraged me to make sure every individual I know will be wiser when it comes to protecting not only their Bodies, but also the precious ENVIRONMENT which we desperately need to survive.
Organic Manifesto makes excellent argument for the case of organic farming. The book exposes the myth that "conventional" farming techniques are necessary to feed the world in an affordable way. In fact, organic farming would not requre the massive amounts of government funds that currently go into our food production today- the hidden costs that we do not see reflected on the price tag at the grocery store. This book also shows why eating organic is much more important than eating local when it comes to both our health and the health of the environment. While the average reader might find this book a little dry, it is an excellent resource for people who have read Michael Pollan's books and wish to learn more.
Pedantic and boring. Ponderous even though I agree with the arguments the author advances. Believe me, you've read it all before in a much more interesting presentation. Kudos to Ms. Rodale for her passion, but save your money and just buy organic.