Organic Manifesto

Author: Maria Rodale
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605291587
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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.

Restructuring Global And Regional Agricultures

Author: David Burch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 042982744X
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First published in 1999, this collection of papers represents the latest thinking on the effects of globalisation and agri-food restructuring from a regional and peripheral perspective. The book breaks new ground in our understanding of the relationship between the global, regional and local levels in the sphere of agri-food production. While Australia and New Zealand are important components of the agri-food system, the economic and political decisions which impact at the regional and local level are usually made elsewhere - often in the boardrooms of global companies and the political institutions of Europe and North America. At the same time, however, Australia and New Zealand have sought to establish some independent room for manoeuvre. In Australia this can be seen in the targeting of consumers in South East Asia, and New Zealand has experienced both sweeping deregulation and niche marketing of goods such as organic produce. The success or failure of these strategies cannot currently be determined, but this invaluable collection presents and discusses some possible future scenarios. Featuring 31 specialists in sociology, geography, social anthropology, veterinary science, environmental studies and sustainable development, it is a product of the Agri-Food Research Network. The volume includes 19 essays which attempt to conceptualise a series of global trends and their local ramifications, explore Australian and New Zealand experiences of agri-food restructuring in historic, ideological and discursive terms, and analyse local policy and politics and the influence on rural producers, along with studying four key concepts underpinning agri-food research and the possibilities for their application in new areas. .

Organic Agriculture

Author: Jack L. Roberts
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 076136434X
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Examines the history of the organic food movement, including statistics, legislation, and expert opinions from both sides of the debate.

Going Organic

Author: Stewart Lockie
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845931580
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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.

The Green Marketing Manifesto

Author: John Grant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470687314
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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.

The Sustainability Of Rural Systems

Author: I.R. Bowler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401734712
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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.

Manifesto For The Noosphere

Author: Jose Arguelles
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583943420
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The noosphere, identified in the early twentieth century as intrinsic to the next stage of human and terrestrial evolution, is defined as the Earth’s “mental sphere” or stratum of human thought. Manifesto for the Noosphere, the final work by renowned author José Argüelles, predicts that the noosphere will be fully accessed on December 21, 2012—but warns that we will only successfully make this evolutionary jump through an act of collective consciousness among humans on Earth. The ascension to the noosphere or Supermind (using the terminology of Sri Aurobindo), Argüelles says, will be an unprecedented “mind shift” that mirrors the emergence of life itself on the planet. Manifesto for the Noosphere is intended to inform and prepare humanity for the nature and magnitude of this shift. Argüelles brings in the Mayan long-count calendar, radical theories on the nature of time, advanced states of consciousness, and the possible intervention of galactic intelligence. He carefully details the role of the noosphere in relation to other planetary strata (hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere) as well as the history and nature of the biosphere-noosphere transition and the intermediary phases of the technosphere and cybersphere. About the Imprint: EVOLVER EDITIONS promotes a new counterculture that recognizes humanity's visionary potential and takes tangible, pragmatic steps to realize it. EVOLVER EDITIONS explores the dynamics of personal, collective, and global change from a wide range of perspectives. EVOLVER EDITIONS is an imprint of North Atlantic Books and is produced in collaboration with Evolver, LLC. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliodiversit T

Author: Susan Hawthorne
Publisher: Verbrecher Verlag
ISBN: 3957322626
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Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit einem Nachwort versehen von Doris Hermanns Der Begriff Bibliodiversität, den Susan Hawthorne in ihrem Buch erklärt, bezeichnet die kulturelle Vielfalt innerhalb des Verlagswesens – und begründet, warum es unabhängige Buchhandlungen und Verlage braucht. Ihr Begriff ist inspiriert vom strukturell verwandten Begriff der Biodiversität. Wie diese unverzichtbar für das gesunde Funktionieren eines Öksystems ist, ist die Bibliodiversität ein Indikator für ein funktionierendes Buchwesen. Verlage und Buchhandlungen sind hierbei vergleichbar mit den Bewohnerinnen und Bewohnern eines Ökosystems. Hawthorne kritisiert, dass Großverlage und Großbuchhandlungen ihren Fokus allein auf hohe Auflagen und Verkaufszahlen legen, weshalb die Bibliodiversität aus dem Gleichgewicht gerate. Gerade Bücher von und über Minderheiten sowie Werke aus kleineren Sprachgemeinschaften oder anspruchsvolle literarische Texte finden so keine Verbreitung mehr. Das aber führt letztlich dazu, dass die kulturelle Vielfalt schwindet. Bibliodiversität bietet dagegen eine stolze Selbstdefinition für unabhängige Buchhandlungen und Verlage. Denn diese sind es, die die kulturelle Vielfalt abbilden – und somit erhalten.

The Organic Tradition

Author: Philip Conford
Publisher:
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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.