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Rebels for the soil : the rise of the global organic food and farming movement

Author: Matthew Reed
Publisher: London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010.
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This book investigates the emergence of organic food and farming as a social movement. Using the tools of political sociology it analyses and explains how both people and ideas have shaped a movement that from its inception aimed to change global agriculture. Starting from the British Empire in the 1930s, where the first trans-national roots of organic farming took hold, through to the internet-mediated social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Reed, Matthew.
Rebels for the soil.
London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010
(DLC) 2010001377
(OCoLC)501320926
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Reed
ISBN: 9781849776479 1849776474 9781844075973 1844075974 9781844073719 1844073718
OCLC Number: 669493454
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 168 pages)
Contents: Social movements --
Saving the soil --
Poisonous elixirs --
Small, beautiful and reorganized, 1960s and 1970s --
The rise of organic food retailing, 1980s --
Fighting the future : against GM crops --
Peak organics?
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