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Maria Rodale


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Garden of Discontents: An organic manifesto


For publisher, author and media guru Maria Rodale, her new book Organic Manifesto is not just a proclamation on the necessity of going organic; it’s a personal mission that speaks to her passion for sustainable farming—something that’s good for farmers, our food supply and our planet.

Maria talks about the overwhelming benefits of organic food and also takes us behind the scenes and shares farmers’ perspectives. She explains why it’s hard for farmers to switch from chemicals to organic, that the system is set up to fight them every step of the way, and how young farmers get hooked on chemical practices before they even establish their careers (Big Chemicals are as sly as Big Pharma, funding clubs like 4H and Future Farmers of America to start them early). And yes, Maria firmly answers the big question, “But can we really feed the planet with organics?”

In a world where we spend more money researching outer space than we do our own earth and soil, it’s time to be vocal and committed to organics. Maria’s book and interview builds a case like no other.

A special note for writers: Maria also talks about the state of the publishing world and offers specific advice for authors and magazine contributors.

Maria Rodale is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Rodale, Inc – publisher of some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Organic Gardening, Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, and Runner’s World and is the largest independent book publisher in the United States.  She has been featured in national media including NPR, Oprah, and USA Today and has won numerous awards for her work both as a business leader and as an advocate for health, wellness and the environment.


Listen to Maria Rodale:

May 14th, 2010Maria RodaleMaria Rodale Interview

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May 14th, 2010Maria Rodale: Organic ManifestoGarden of Discontents – An Organic Manifesto (Maria Rodale)

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One Response to “Maria Rodale”

  1. Rhonda says:

    Great interview with your guest Maria Rodale. If we can make our votes count by what we purchase we could possibly avoid the demise of our health and environment that is being polluted with the farming practices over the past 50 years. I look forward to getting the book “Organic Manifesto” by Maria Rodale.

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