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Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Brian K. Obach


Organic Struggle analyzes the evolution of the sustainable agriculture movement in the United States and evaluates its achievements and shortcomings. It traces the development of organic farming from its roots in the 1940s through its embrace by the 1960s counterculture to its mainstream acceptance and development into a multi-billion dollar industry. The book examines ideological and strategic divisions among those within the movement who wanted to rapidly expand the organic market and who welcomed the involvement of conventional agribusiness versus those who favored a more traditional concep ... More

Keywords: Organic farming, Sustainable agriculture, National Organic Program, Certification, Social movements, Food justice, Environmental movement, Political consumerism, J. I. Rodale

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029094
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian K. Obach, author