Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe by Maria Rodale is a deceptively skinny little book. Yet it is packed full of statistics, studies, and information. I wondered if it could convert me. I DO try to eat organic, but for things like pasta and tomato sauce, things that are processed, I really don’t worry too much. And since I come from a community of conventional farmers, I began reading from the point of view that organics are really only for those of us who can afford it, and that it is impractical for most farmers to switch to organic. In this review I hope to share some of the feelings and conclusions that I had during and after reading it, along with my background, so you know where I’m coming from...

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