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  • India's Organic Farming Revolutionby Sapna E. Thottathil

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00

    Should you buy organic food? Is it just a status symbol, or is it really better for us? Is it really better for the environment? What about organic produce grown thousands of miles from our kitchens, or on massive corporately owned farms? Is ?local? or ?small-scale? better, even if it?s not organic? A lot of consumers who would like to do the right... more...

  • The Seasons on Henry's Farmby Terra Brockman

    Agate Publishing 2009; US$ 25.00

    Part farm journal, part memoir, this story of a five-generation Illinois farming family takes readers from the soil to the supper table through 52 meditative, closely observed ?seasons? on an organic farm, accented with culinary, historical, scientific, and literary reflections and culminating with a bounty of foolproof, fresh-flavored seasonal recipes.... more...

  • Origins of the Organic Agriculture Debateby Thomas R. DeGregori

    Wiley 2008; US$ 100.95 US$ 87.49

    Origins of the Organic Agriculture Debate takes an historical look at two contrasting streams of ideas. The first view comprises the flow of ideas in chemistry and biology that have created the conditions for modern medicine, modern food production and the biotechnological revolution. The second view is the "vitalist" reaction to the rise of modern... more...

  • The World of Organic Agricultureby Minou Yussefi-Menzler; Helga Willer; Neil Sorensen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The new edition of this annual publication (previously published solely by IFOAM and FiBL) documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the world and provides comprehensive organic farming statistics that cover surface area under organic management,... more...

  • Organic Production and Food Qualityby Robert Blair

    Wiley 2011; US$ 230.95 US$ 200.16

    The internet is rife with biased and unsubstantiated claims from the organic industry, and the treatment of issues such as food safety and quality by the media ("if it bleeds, it leads") tends to have a negative impact on consumer perceptions about conventional food. Until recently, more and more consumers in many countries were opting to buy organic... more...

  • Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoodsby Niels Halberg; Adrian Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture (OA) for rural development and the improvement of livelihoods. It focuses on smallholders in developing countries and in countries of economic transition, but there is also coverage of and comparisons with developed countries. It covers market-oriented approaches... more...

  • Organic Futuresby Adrian Myers

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2005; US$ 20.99

    Exploring the history, politics and practicalities of organic farming, Adrian Myers shows how the current techniques of agriculture and horticulture based on chemical fertilizers, which inevitably bring about the deterioration of soil life, cannot provide a long-term sustainable future for humankind. more...

  • Science and Technology of Organic Farmingby Allen V. Barker

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 78.95

    Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011! Organic farming is not only a philosophy, but also a well-researched science that combines soil fertility, plant pathology, entomology, and other biological and environmental sciences. Science and Technology of Organic Farming is a concise, readily applicable resource for understanding... more...

  • Handbook of Organic Food Safety and Qualityby J Cooper; C Leifert; U Niggli

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 290.00

    Due to increasing consumer demand for safe, high quality, ethical foods, the production and consumption of organic food and produce has increased rapidly over the past two decades. In recent years the safety and quality of organic foods has been questioned. If consumer confidence and demand in the industry is to remain high, the safety, quality and... more...

  • Organic Hobby Farmingby Andy Tomolonis

    Lumina Media 2014; US$ 24.99

    In Organic Hobby Farming, Andy Tomolonis, a longtime organic gardener, part-time hobby farmer, and award-winning Boston-area journalist, strips down the concept of organic? and explains why natural farming has emerged as the healthiest and most viable method of growing for hobby farms and other small-scale operations. In addition to the improved... more...