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A precautionary tale : the story of how one small town banned pesticides, preserved its food heritage, and inspired a movement

Author: Philip Ackerman-Leist
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mals, Italy, has long been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. But recently the tiny town became known for something else entirely. A Precautionary Tale tells us why, introducing readers to an unlikely group of activists and a forward-thinking mayor who came together to ban pesticides in Mals by a referendum vote--making it the first place on Earth to accomplish such a feat, and a model for other towns and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ackerman-Leist
ISBN: 9781603587051 1603587055
OCLC Number: 1026549376
Description: xiii, 221 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Drift --
Roots of a rebellion --
Bufferless --
Frozen in time --
Seeds --
Seduction --
Organic uprising --
Rallying cry --
A precautionary tale --
Bedsheets to banners --
Manifesto --
Ja!
Responsibility: Philip Ackerman-Leist ; foreword by Vandana Shiva.

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"Many, many thanks to Philip Ackerman-Leist for telling us the wonderful story of Mals, the town in Italy that decided to ban the use of pesticides! This story is extremely inspiring for us all. It Read more...

 
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