FRESH FOOD is necessary to health in man and beast, then that food must be pro-vided not only from our own soil but as near as possible to the sources of consumption. If this involves fewer imports and consequent repercussions on exports then it is industry that must be readjusted to the needs of food. If such readjustment involves the decentralisation of industry, then the health of the nation is more important than any large combine.”

Those words, written sixty years ago by the Soil Association’s founder Lady Eve Balfour, affirm that the organic movement’s founding vision recognised the fundamental ...


There are approximately 1190 more words in this article.

To read the rest of this article, please buy this issue, or join the Resurgence Trust. As a member you will receive access to the complete archive of magazines from May 1966.

Buy Issue Join Us

If you are already a member, please Sign in