By W Lockeretz
Starting as a small protest to the industrialization of agriculture within the Twenties, natural farming has turn into an important strength in agricultural coverage, advertising and marketing, and learn. not disregarded as unscientific and counterproductive, natural suggestions are actually taken heavily via farmers, shoppers, scientists, foodstuff processors, retailers, and regulatory firms in a lot of the area. natural farming is either dynamic and forward-looking yet is additionally rooted in culture. it's those traditions which may offer important beginning issues in debates over how natural farming may still meet new demanding situations akin to globalization, the emergence of recent construction strategies, and turning out to be quandary over fairness and social justice in agriculture. Complementing normal discussions with case histories of significant natural associations in a number of international locations, this finished dialogue is the 1st to discover the improvement of natural agriculture.
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They reflect the contribution that organic agriculture can make to the world and a vision to improve all agriculture in a global context. ) Clearly, organic food is recognized as a significant alternative to industrialized agriculture. However, it remains to be seen whether the integrity of the institutionalized organic standards can be maintained (a question discussed in Chapter 8, this volume, as well). As the critical debate continues regarding what is organic, it is vital for the key underlying values that embody the integrity of the organic alternative to be (re)affirmed, and then aggressively protected and vigorously maintained.
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