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Organic farming : an international history

Author: William Lockeretz
Publisher: Wallingford : Cabi Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Beginning as a small protest to the industrialization of agriculture in the 1920s, organic farming has become a significant force in agricultural policy, marketing, and research. Complementing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Lockeretz
ISBN: 9781845938765 1845938763
OCLC Number: 720168310
Description: xi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What explains the rise of organic farming? / W. Lockeretz --
The origins of organic farming / G. Vogt --
Organic values / M. Sligh and T. Cierpka --
The science of organic farming / D.H. Stinner --
The evolution of organic practice / U. Niggli --
The development of governmental support for organic farming in Europe / S. Padel and N. Lampkin --
The organic market / J. Aschemann [and others] --
Development of standards for organic farming / O. Schmid --
IFOAM and the history of the international organic movement / B. Geier --
The Soil Association / P. Conford and P. Holden --
Ecological Farmers Association and the success of Swedish organic agriculture / I. Källander --
MAPO and the Argentinian organic movement / D. Foguelman --
NASAA and organic agriculture in Australia / E. Wynen and S. Fritz --
FiBL and organic research in Switzerland / U. Niggli --
The Organic Trade Association / K. DiMatteo and G. Gershuny --
A look towards the future / B. Geier [and others].
Responsibility: edited by W. Lockeretz.

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