Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

Liz Carlisle

A protégé of Michael Pollan stocks the tale of a bit identified workforce of renegade farmers who defied company agribusiness via launching a different sustainable farm-to-table nutrients movement.

the tale of the Lentil Underground starts on a 280-acre abode rooted in America’s nice Plains: the Oien family members farm. 40 years in the past, company agribusiness advised small farmers just like the Oiens to “get colossal or get out.” yet twenty-seven-year-old David Oien made up our minds to take a stand, changing into the 1st in his conservative Montana county to plant a substantially assorted crop: natural lentils. in contrast to the chemically established grains American farmers have been instructed to develop, lentils make their very own fertilizer and tolerate variable weather stipulations, so their farmers aren’t beholden to commercial tools. this present day, Oien leads an underground community of natural farmers who paintings with heirloom seeds and biologically diversified farm structures. less than the logo undying typical foodstuff, their precise business-cum-movement has grown right into a million buck company that sells to entire meals, hundreds of thousands of self sufficient normal meals shops, and a bunch of popular restaurants.

From the center of huge Sky nation comes this inspiring tale of a handful of colourful pioneers who've effectively bucked the chemically-based foodstuff chain and the entrenched energy of agribusiness’s one percentage, by way of stubbornly banding jointly. Journalist and local Montanan Liz Carlisle weaves an eye-opening and richly pronounced narrative that would be welcomed via everybody fascinated about the way forward for American agriculture and typical foodstuff in an more and more doubtful international.

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