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Organic Pioneer Sees Hope for Movement’s Future

June 15, 2015By
Organic Pioneer Sees Hope for Movement’s Future

In 1995, National Geographic sent a reporter to the American West to document what the magazine called “A Farming Revolution“: a back-to-basics movement that eschewed monoculture crops and synthetic fertilizers and relied on crop rotation, green mulches and respect for the soil.

Fast forward 20 years, and the principles expressed by the fringe farmers in that story have become the basis of organic agriculture and the bedrock of the food movement.

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