From a well-respected author in the field of ecological debate, this is the first, authoritative history of twentieth century "green" culture. Philip Conford chronicles the surprising origins of the organic movement in Britain and America between the 1920s and 1960s. He reveals that the early exponents of the organic movement actually belonged more to extreme right-wing conservative groups, which were reacting to industrialization and the increasing threat to traditional country life, closely associated with socialist politics.
With the recent public concern about such issues as genetically-modified crops and animal by-products in animal feed, this book is powerful reinforcement to a longstanding controversy that affects us all.
The Origins of the Organic Movement