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Author Bivar, Venus, author
Title Organic resistance : the struggle over industrial farming in postwar France / Venus Bivar
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  613.5 B549 2018    DUE 08-04-22  -  30500101550070
Descript xiv, 224 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Note "The concept of terroir (the unique quality that a particular habitat imparts to food) and practices of organic farming are essential to the image of French food and are assumed to have developed alongside a left-leaning political tradition. However, as Venus Bivar reveals, the origins of organic farming and food actually lie with the far right. This book narrates the rise of organic farming in France, showing the dark side of the concept of terroir that became an inspiration to farmers, chefs, and taste-makers worldwide. As Bivar demonstrates, many of the earliest proponents of organic agriculture had ties to the fascist politics of Vichy and the eugenics movement. Quality for these white Catholic men was about purity and the regeneration of the French race through a superior organic diet"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Organic farming -- France -- History -- 20th century
Agriculture -- France -- History -- 20th century
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