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020    1592409563|q(paperback) 
020    9781592409563|q(paperback) 
035    (OCoLC)914290322 
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050 04 S589.7|b.C37 2016 
082 04 631.5/70973|223 
100 1  Carlisle, Liz 
245 10 Lentil underground :|brenegade farmers and the future of 
       food in America /|cLiz Carlisle 
264  1 New York :|bAvery Pub Group,|c[2016] 
264  4 |c2015 
300    xxii, 298 pages :|bmap ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references 
505 0  pt. I. Fertile ground -- Homecoming -- Against the grain -
       - pt. II. Seeds of change -- Miracle plant -- Deeply 
       rooted -- Bootleg research and farmer science -- pt. III. 
       Timeless grows up -- Have your seeds and eat them too -- 
       300,000 pounds of lentils -- Caviar in the cattle ration -
       - pt. IV. Ripe for revolution -- The convert -- The Kevin 
       Bacon of central Montana -- A PhD with a dirty secret -- 
       The gospel of lentils -- The birds, the bees, and the 
       bureaucracy -- From the weeds to the White House -- pt. V.
       Harvest -- The moment of truth -- The next generation -- 
       Looking back, looking forward 
520    Forty years ago, corporate agribusiness launched a 
       campaign to push small grain farmers to modernize or 
       perish, or as Nixon's secretary of agriculture Earl Butz 
       put it, "get big or get out." But 27-year-old David Oien 
       decided to take a stand when he dropped out of grad school
       to return to his family's 280-acre farm, becoming the 
       first in his conservative Montana county to plant a 
       radically different crop: organic lentils. A cheap, 
       healthy source of protein and fiber, lentils are drought-
       tolerant and don't require irrigation. Unlike the 
       chemically dependent grains American farmers had been told
       to grow, lentils make their own fertilizer and tolerate 
       variable climate conditions, so their farmers aren't 
       beholden to industrial methods. Today, Oien leads thriving
       movement of organic farmers who work with heirloom seeds 
       and biologically diverse farm systems. Under the brand 
       Timeless Natural Food, their unique business-cum-movement 
       has grown into a million-dollar enterprise that sells to 
       hundreds of independent natural food stores and a host of 
       renowned restaurants. From the farm belt of red-state 
       America comes this inspiring story of a handful of 
       colorful pioneers who have successfully bucked the 
       chemically-based food chain and the entrenched power of 
       agribusiness's one percent by stubbornly banding together.
       Journalist and native Montanan Liz Carlisle weaves an eye-
       opening narrative that will be welcomed by everyone 
       concerned with the future of American agriculture and 
       natural food in an increasingly uncertain world.--From 
       publisher description 
650  0 Agricultural ecology|zUnited States 
650  0 Agricultural diversification|zUnited States 
650  0 Agricultural development projects|zUnited States 
650  0 Farms, Small|zUnited States 
650  0 Farm corporations|zUnited States 
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