The term "organic" gets tossed around a lot these days and when I saw the book "Organic Manifesto" by Maria Rodale at the local library here in San Francisco I thought to myself, "oh no, more with that word, ORGANIC!"
Yet, I checked it out anyway and I have to say, the research Rodale has done is impressive and informative. The history she provides about the food industry and about farming in the United States is really important and should not be dismissed.
The book is written in an easy to read manner and her writing style is personable but clear and direct.
This is a book well worth reading, even if only a few chapters.
Especially read chapters 1 and 2. Chapters have subtitles so if you want to jump around to the various subjects it is easy to find. Chapter notes and an alphabetized index is included.
This book is an eye-opener of information, very helpful for everyone to learn about our food and where it comes from and why our modern diet is the way it is.
Published in 2010 by Rodale Press, see web link for more info