Organic Futures
The Case for Organic Farming

By Adrian Myers

Organic Futures
Paperback, 192 pages £12.95
Published: 20th October 2005
ISBN: 9781903998694
Format: 234mm x 196mm


Presenting an overwhelming argument for replacing modern farming methods with organic techniques, this book explores the history, politics, and practicalities of organic farming. Adrian Myers shows how the current techniques of agriculture and horticulture based on chemical fertilizers, which inevitably bring about the deterioration of soil life, cannot provide a long-term sustainable future for humankind. Organic Futures shows what we can learn from 4,000 years of sustainable organic agriculture in the Far East and explains how organic farming is different from conventional agriculture. It demonstrates the damaging effects of conventional farming and discusses the importance of maintaining soil fertility. Presenting a vision of an organic future, the book also documents inspiring developments in both the West and the Third World.

1. What is organic farming?
2. From past to present
3. The living soil
4. Pesticides, nitrates & BSE
5. GM foods
6. Maintaining soil fertility
7. Our influence on nature
8. The challenges ahead
9. A vision of the future

Adrian Myers

Adrian Myers practised organic farming for twenty years, running a mixed organic smallholding in the Shropshire borders. Today he runs an extensive organic garden and orchard at his farm near Shrewsbury. He has spent many years researching the subject of organic and sustainable farming

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
ISBN: 9781903998694
Format: 234mm x 196mm

BISAC Code:  TEC003090
Imprint: Green Books

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