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The Global History of Organic Farming

Gregory A. Barton


Organic farming is a major global movement that is changing land use and consumer habits around the world. This book tells the untold story of how the organic farming movement nearly faltered after an initial flurry of scientific interest and popular support. Drawing on newly unearthed archives, Barton argues that organic farming first gained popularity in an imperial milieu before shifting to the left of the political spectrum after decolonization and serving as a crucial middle stage of environmentalism. Modern organic protocols developed in British India under the guidance of Sir Albert How ... More

Keywords: organic, farming, sustainable, agriculture, history, Howard, environmentalism, compost, fertilizers, pesticides

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199642533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199642533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory A. Barton, author
Environmental historian, Western Sydney University and the University of Johannesburg