Cultivating Utopia: Organic Farmers in a Conventional Landscape

This book begins with the questions: What draws people to become organic farmers? and Why do so many leave farming in short order? It argues that social cleavages between organic and conventional farmers make it very difficult for organic farmers to realise their utopian goals. Ideological differences between these two groups make them hostile to each other, even when their daily struggles as farmers might (and may still) unite them in the face of other, powerful interests in the food business.