ISBN : 9780199642533
This book tells the untold story of the organic farming movement and its massive impact on the world of agriculture and society. Organic farming turned the gaze of millions of people, institutions, and governments backwards to look at the past as a source of guidance and wisdom. It changed our consumer habits and our ethics, demanding that we think about how our food is grown and the effect our daily habits have on nature. Based on newly discovered archives, it also reveals the towering personalities of Albert Howard and his second wife Louise as overlooked champions of the environmental movement.
1 Roots of the Organic Challenge; 2 The Cultural Soil of Organic Farming; 3 Albert Howard and the World as Shropshire; 4 The Howards in India; 5 The Search for Pre-Modern Wisdom; 6 The Compost Wars; 7 To the Empire and Beyond; 8 The Globalization of Organic Farming; 9 The 1980s to the Present