In my view, Maria Rodale’s Organic Manifesto – How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe should be read by every citizen in our country.
It explains in a very non-academic way why organic food is the only solution to feed the world and how harmful conventional agriculture has been to the planet.
Maria Rodale has clearly done her homework here and her extensive research is evident. Additionally, she read the entire Farm Bill, from cover to cover, and may be one of the very, very few consumers to have ever done so.
What gives Maria Rodale so much credibility in my eyes?
Aside from the fact that she articulates her argument in such a reasonable and logical way, she knows organic. Her grandfather, J.I. Rodale, started the organic food movement in the U.S. in the 1940s and created the Rodale Institute, which has been doing organic food research for the last 60 years.
I firmly believe that this book should be read by everyone. It will open people’s eyes as to how and why organic food is the only solution for our agricultural future.