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Agrarian dreams : the paradox of organic farming in California

Author: Julie Guthman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Series: California studies in critical human geography, 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an era of escalating food politics, many believe organic farming to be the agrarian answer. In this first comprehensive study of organic farming in California, Julie Guthman casts doubt on the current wisdom about organic food and agriculture, at least as it has evolved in the Golden State.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Guthman, Julie.
Agrarian dreams.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003016040
(OCoLC)52721174
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Guthman
ISBN: 9780520937734 0520937732 1417520493 9781417520497
OCLC Number: 55750076
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Agrarian dreams --
Finding the way : roads to organic production --
Organic farming : ideal practices and practical ideals --
California dreaming : California's agro-industrial legacy --
Organic sediment : a geography of organic production --
Conventionalizing organic : from social movement to industry via regulation --
Organic regulation ramified --
The agrarian answer?
Series Title: California studies in critical human geography, 11.
Responsibility: Julie Guthman.

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In an era of escalating food politics, many believe organic farming to be the agrarian answer. In this first comprehensive study of organic farming in California, Julie Guthman casts doubt on the current wisdom about organic food and agriculture, at least as it has evolved in the Golden State.

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"Agrarian Dreams throws a cold shower of reality over the dream of organic agriculture in California, demonstrating all that is lost when organic farming goes industrial. This is a challenging book, Read more...

 
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