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American organic : a cultural history of farming, gardening, eating, and shopping / Robin O'Sullivan.

By: O'Sullivan, Robin [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Culture America: Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2015Description: 1 online resource (pages cm).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700621583; 070062158X.Subject(s): Organic farming -- United States -- History | Natural foods -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 641.3/02 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Organic destiny -- A noisy spring: "genius?" or "fraud?" -- An alternative way to live -- Leaders, land lovers, locavores, labels, laws, and a little lunacy -- Individual organic optimization: health hopes and fears -- Organic consumers: voting with dollars and forging identities.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Organic destiny -- A noisy spring: "genius?" or "fraud?" -- An alternative way to live -- Leaders, land lovers, locavores, labels, laws, and a little lunacy -- Individual organic optimization: health hopes and fears -- Organic consumers: voting with dollars and forging identities.

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Charting the rise of the organic movement from its humble roots in the 1940s to the flourishing industry it has become, O'Sullivan (Troy Univ.) describes the compelling, often-conflicting world view and struggles that continue to beset the organic movement today. The story starts with Jerome Rodale and his influential role in bringing organics to the US from Europe in the 1940s and goes on to recount the rise of the organic movement in the public consciousness during the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The author describes the increasing acceptance of organics and the transition from a grassroots movement to a flourishing industry. Finally, the work explores the transition of organic agriculture from associations with ascetic health food to privileged status symbol and concurrent accusations that it has sold out to big business and government regulation. The author uses numerous quotes and examples to illustrate the story. Although somewhat repetitive at times, American Organic is a readable, in-depth, often entertaining treatise on the history of the organic movement in the US. See Philip Conford's The Origins of the Organic Movement (2001) for a history of the organic movement in the UK and other parts of Europe. Summing Up: Recommended. All library collections. --Jennifer R. Reeve, Utah State University

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