Out of the Shadows kI received this book for free through Goodreads First ReadsThis book scared the crap out of me but in a good way I really had never thought about our food sources in this way The damage that we have done to our planet and stilleep doing just blows me away I live in a small rural community and am surrounded by fields I wasn t even aware of all the pesticides that farmers use I also live right next to an elevator so when they haul the crops in we are coated with another layer of crap Thanks for making see things in a different light This book provides an in depth look at this different light This book provides an in depth look at this of farming the industry government s role in chemical farming practices and the impact of this on our health climate Although the material isn t page turning it s both fascinating and frightening Rodale does a good job of INSERTING HER WRY TONE OF VOICE WORTHY OF A her wry tone of voice worthy of a chuckles She Didn T Come Off Preachy At All Openly Admitting That t come off preachy at all openly admitting that doesn t go organic all the time and believes that people should be allowed to eat what they want whether it be Pop Tarts or Doritos these can still be produced organically Rodale does her best to present just the facts and maybe a few opinions thrown in for good measure It has Rodale was founded on the belief that organic gardening is the ey to better health both for us and for the planet and never has this message been 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
Maria Rodale Ñ 5 Read & DownloadIdedness selective use of statistics and uestionable logic The pie in the sky everything is amazing section on a day in the life of an organic farmer is especially indicative of all of these problems Also not her fault but the foreword by Erich Schlosser is awful This book is essential reading for anyone sitting on the fence about whether or not to buy organic foodIt is very simple to read well written and only 180 pagesIn this book not to buy organic foodIt is very simple to read well written and only 180 pagesIn this book author explains We must demand organic food now Buying organic is important than buying local Organically farmed soil stores carbon The chemical system of agriculture is illing us Cheap food means high health costs Using antibacterial hand washes is like washing your hands in pesticides Whether or not organic foods have nutrition is besides the point There have been significant declines in nutrients in food in the last 50 years The we try to isolate ourselves and to defy nature the we make ourselves weaker Synthetic chemicals are destroying our health and our ability to reproduce The idea that we can t feed the world without chemical farming is LIE Chemical farming is a better term than conventional farming as there is nothing conventional or traditional abou. 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 "bolster her position that chemical free farming may be the single most effective tool we have to our environment and even important our health. .
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My Organic Buying Habits Someoneorganic buying habits Someone me this book for Christmas nowing that I tend to like good food and non poisonous food and so I APPROACHED IT VERY MUCH AS approached it very much as receptive willing audience The problem I ran into aside from the sometimes choppy prose and organization is the ind of Michael Moore problem that a lot of people face fundamentally I agree with this woman and yet I find her argument to be riddled with flaws at best and totally disingenuous at worst What I mean is this book even in its formatting is a polemic particularly the first half and is basically just shouting at the choir Rodale is a zealot and suffers from the delusion of a zealot ie she is so passionate about the topic that she has convinced herself that she has found the single unifying solution to EVERYTHING from obesity to autism to ADHD to sexual dysfunction to global warming to political unrest and terrorism which weakens the argument Her passion is problematic too in the grand sweeping suggestions she makes for change in the end most of which boil down to Hey everyone go organic NOW it s not that it s a BAD book it s just a flimsy argument in a lot of places made worse by some obvious one Hat 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. ,