Organic Manifesto

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

By Maria Rodale; Eric Scholsser (Foreword by)
(Rodale Press, Hardcover, 9781605294858, 208pp.)

Publication Date: March 2010

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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.

About the Author
Maria Rodale is the founding editor of "Organic Style" magazine and vice chairman of Rodale, Inc., which she led into a hugely successful expansion and business revolution. She has been featured in national media including National Public Radio, "The Oprah Winfrey Show, " and "USA Today." Maria was twenty and unmarried when she gave birth to Maya Rodale, her daughter, and they have been on a journey of mutual self-discovery, honesty, and levity ever since. Maya was graduated recently from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she focused on writing and women in literature.

Maria is married and also has a daughter, Eve. They live in a small town in Pennsylvania. Maya lives in New York City with her little dog, Penelope, a Shiba Inu.

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