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Organic Manifesto

Author : Maria Rodale
ISBN : 9781605291581
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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, with Organic Manifesto, 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.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Organic Agriculture

Author : Jack L. Roberts
ISBN : 9780761364344
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 63.35 MB
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Examines the history of the organic food movement, including statistics, legislation, and expert opinions from both sides of the debate.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Going Organic

Author : Stewart Lockie
ISBN : 9781845931582
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 64.80 MB
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This book sets out to examine what really is going on in the organic sector socially and politically. In the process, it debunks a number of apparently common-sense beliefs: that organic consumers are wealthy environmental and health extremists; that growth in the industry will inevitablyundermine its environmental values; that mainstream media is antagonistic to organics; and that the industry is driven by consumer demand. This book seeks to make a practical contribution to the development of more sustainable food systems by articulating what it takes to get people involved inorganics at each stage of the food chain.
Category: Agriculture

Organic Food

Author : Amy Francis
ISBN : 9780737776478
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
File Size : 73.99 MB
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This book positions topics about organic food in a pro and con format, so that readers can gain insight to both sides of the story. They will read about the nutritional aspect, cost, and availability of organic food, along with questions about GMOs and the harmfulness of pesticides. Source of the articles include Farmworker Justice, The New York Post, and several subject-matter experts and essayists.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Acres U S A

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924063877157
Genre : Agricultural ecology
File Size : 39.37 MB
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Category: Agricultural ecology

The Green Marketing Manifesto

Author : John Grant
ISBN : 0470687312
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 41.41 MB
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We are currently eating, sleeping and breathing a new found religion of everything ‘green’. At the very heart of responsibility is industry and commerce, with everyone now racing to create their ‘environmental’ business strategy. In line with this awareness, there is much discussion about the ‘green marketing opportunity’ as a means of jumping on this bandwagon. We need to find a sustainable marketing that actually delivers on green objectives, not green theming. Marketers need to give up the many strategies and approaches that made sense in pure commercial terms but which are unsustainable. True green marketing must go beyond the ad models where everything is another excuse to make a brand look good; we need a green marketing that does good. The Green Marketing Manifesto provides a roadmap on how to organize green marketing effectively and sustainably. It offers a fresh start for green marketing, one that provides a practical and ingenious approach. The book offers many examples from companies and brands who are making headway in this difficult arena, such as Marks & Spencer, Sky, Virgin, Toyota, Tesco, O2 to give an indication of the potential of this route. John Grant creates a ‘Green Matrix’ as a tool for examining current practice and the practice that the future needs to embrace. This book is intended to assist marketers, by means of clear and practical guidance, through a complex transition towards meaningful green marketing. Includes a foreword by Jonathon Porritt.
Category: Business & Economics

Tools For Organic Farming

Author : George McRobie
ISBN : WISC:89032815284
Genre : Agricultural implements
File Size : 33.89 MB
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Large-scale capital-intensive farming is being increasingly questioned, in both developed and developing countries. This book lists small-scale and relatively inexpensive tools for organic farmers, wherever they are in the world.
Category: Agricultural implements

The Organic Tradition

Author : Philip Conford
ISBN : WISC:89016022337
Genre : Crops
File Size : 77.36 MB
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Are you looking for a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or hotel that serves organic food? Would you like to self-cater in a cottage on an organic farm and have an organic vegetable box delivered? Or would you prefer to camp on an organic smallholding with the possibility of buying the holding's own fresh organic produce? This completely revised and updated edition, with over 150 completely new entries, now includes a selection of organic places to stay in Ireland and gives you all the information you need for an 'organic holiday'. It includes: • bed and breakfasts, guest houses and small hotels offering organic, local and sometimes home-grown produce • self-catering accommodation on organic farms, generally in renovated farm buildings • camp sites on organic farms and smallholdings, ranging from those where you pitch your own tent to more luxurious camping in a yurt There are four new symbols in the the third edition of the book, so you can see at a glance if meals containing organic produce or fresh organic produce to buy is available either on-site or within five miles of your holiday accommodation.
Category: Crops

The Sustainability Of Rural Systems

Author : I.R. Bowler
ISBN : 9789401734714
Genre : Science
File Size : 72.5 MB
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This book examines the interaction of the dimensions of economy, society, and environment in the context of rural systems. It embraces a wide range of topics, including globalization and reregulation in sustainable food production, conservation and sustainability, the development of sustainable rural communities, and sustainable rural-urban interaction. It is relevant to advanced-level students, teachers, researchers, policymakers and agency workers.
Category: Science