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Thursday 19 October 2017

The books that convinced me to go organic

Michael Pollan's book examines the impact of modern diets and eating habits on our health.
Michael Pollan's book examines the impact of modern diets and eating habits on our health.
Joe Barry

Joe Barry

While writing this I found myself returning again and again to the reasons why I now try to consume only organic produce, either from my own garden or from the nearby organic markets in Trim and Naas.

My original conversion came many years ago after I read Andre Voisin's classic text Soil, Grass & Cancer which explains the link between human and animal health and the mineral balance of the soil.

I have written about this already and many people contacted me to see if they could obtain a copy. Unfortunately it is now out of print.

His excellent book Grass Productivity is currently available on line for approximately €50 and with diligent searching on the internet, other publications may well be available.

For anyone like me who is interested in the health of their land and the food produced from it, these are all well worth reading.

There are other books available criticising what is termed 'the western diet' and the problems it causes.

I don't believe everything I read but it's worth getting a copy of In Defence of Food by Michael Pollan if you are curious about what's contained in the food most people now consume daily.

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