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The Resource A precautionary tale : how one small town banned pesticides, preserved its food heritage, and inspired a movement, Philip Ackerman-Leist ; foreword by Vandana Shiva

A precautionary tale : how one small town banned pesticides, preserved its food heritage, and inspired a movement, Philip Ackerman-Leist ; foreword by Vandana Shiva

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A precautionary tale : how one small town banned pesticides, preserved its food heritage, and inspired a movement
Title
A precautionary tale
Title remainder
how one small town banned pesticides, preserved its food heritage, and inspired a movement
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Philip Ackerman-Leist ; foreword by Vandana Shiva
Title variation
How one small town banned pesticides, preserved its food heritage, and inspired a movement
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Language
eng
Summary
Mals, Italy, has long been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. But recently the tiny town became known for something else entirely. A Precautionary Tale tells us why, introducing readers to an unlikely group of activists and a forward-thinking mayor who came together to ban pesticides in Mals by a referendum vote--making it the first place on Earth to accomplish such a feat, and a model for other towns and regions to follow. For hundreds of years, the people of Mals had cherished their traditional foodways and kept their local agriculture organic. Their town had become a mecca for tourists drawn by the alpine landscape, the rural and historic character of the villages, and the fine breads, wines, cheeses, herbs, vegetables, and the other traditional foods they produced. Yet Mals is located high up in the eastern Alps, and the valley below was being steadily overtaken by big apple producers, heavily dependent on pesticides. As Big Apple crept further and further up the region's mountainsides, their toxic spray drifted with the valley's ever-present winds and began to fall on the farms and fields of Mals--threatening their organic certifications, as well as their health and that of their livestock. The advancing threats gradually motivated a diverse cast of characters to take action--each in their own unique way, and then in concert in an iconic display of direct democracy in action. As Ackerman-Leist recounts their uprising, we meet an organic dairy farmer who decides to speak up when his hay is poisoned by drift; a pediatrician who engaged other medical professionals to protect the soil, water, and air that the health of her patients depends upon; a hairdresser whose salon conversations mobilized the town's women in an extraordinarily conceived campaign; and others who together orchestrated one of the rare revolutionary successes of our time and inspired a movement now snaking its way through Europe and the United States.--AMAZON
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1963-
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Ackerman-Leist, Philip
Dewey number
338.10945/383
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1471.I82
LC item number
A25 2017
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD1471.I82
NAL item number
M352 2017
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Shiva, Vandana
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  • Farms, Large
  • Farm corporations
  • Protest movements
  • Pesticides
  • Malles Venosta (Italy)
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A precautionary tale : how one small town banned pesticides, preserved its food heritage, and inspired a movement, Philip Ackerman-Leist ; foreword by Vandana Shiva
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Drift -- Roots of a rebellion -- Bufferless -- Frozen in time -- Seeds -- Seduction -- Organic uprising -- Rallying cry -- A precautionary tale -- Bedsheets to banners -- Manifesto -- Ja!
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781603587051
Lccn
2017024437
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • ocn985073437
  • (OCoLC)985073437
  • 996964
Label
A precautionary tale : how one small town banned pesticides, preserved its food heritage, and inspired a movement, Philip Ackerman-Leist ; foreword by Vandana Shiva
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Drift -- Roots of a rebellion -- Bufferless -- Frozen in time -- Seeds -- Seduction -- Organic uprising -- Rallying cry -- A precautionary tale -- Bedsheets to banners -- Manifesto -- Ja!
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781603587051
Lccn
2017024437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn985073437
  • (OCoLC)985073437
  • 996964

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