Organic Manifesto by Maria Rodale
How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe

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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 Maria Rodale

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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.
 
Published March 4, 2010 by Rodale. 224 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The article, titled "The Impact of Music on Metabolism," explores the ways that music can affect various physiological and metabolic pathways to improve cardiovascular health, pain management, post-operative recovery, gastrointestinal health, metabolic health, vital energy, exercise recovery time...

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she is popular internationally as a speaker on gardening subjects, and the author of some 20 books on landscape history, design and practical gardening, including Infinity of Graces: Cecil Pinsent, an English Architect in the Italian Landscape;

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I also learned from the more than 25 organic farmers that I interviewed across the country that their intention is not only to produce the healthiest and tastiest food possible, but also to create a community around their farms that celebrates food.

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We are the only source for organic flower bulbs in the country, and we import the bulbs from small USDA-certified organic growers in Holland.

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The sign of a good magazine to me is often how many pages I rip out, turn down the corner of, or place next to my home computer so I can look up sites.

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It makes me feel like the literary world was and is, in its own intellectually oblivious way, shaming women (or humans, for that matter) for having the desire to read about love and sex and the transformative power of true romantic partnership and pleasure.

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I've broken it down into 5 Scary Reasons and 5 Fun Reasons because the truth is both fun and scary.

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A Home-Cooked Sunday is your family's day to shop, prep, cook, and enjoy a great sit-down dinner together-all the while getting your fridge ready for the week.

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The development and overgrazing laid waste to the mushroom patches, and there just weren't any more mushrooms.

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The book in question, A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants, by Ruth Kassinger, delivers more than just tawdry tidbits on the sex life of plants.

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Rodale, started Organic Farming and Gardening magazine in 1942!), and Organic Manifesto has a wonderful historical perspective throughout.

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In Organic Manifesto, Maria Rodale 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 t...

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