It’s Organic Manifesto Month!

Dear Readers,

I know you come here for all sorts of random thoughts and rocking recipes, but starting today I am going to shift gears for a bit. The occasion? The impending launch of my new book, Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal the Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe, which comes out on March 16, 2010.

I now have the fresh, newly printed (just born) copy of my book in my winter-chapped hands, and I am so excited for people to start reading it. Why? I think it’s a game changer for the whole conversation about food, health, the environment, and what we all can do about it.

Over the next month you can follow me on my journey—wherever it leads. Right now, I know I’m going to Hollywood, baby! I’ll be taping an appearance on the TV show The Doctors and going to Natural Products Expo West, which is always a great look into the future of food. But it’s also an emotional journey: Will my book sell or won’t it? Will people love it or hate it? Or worse, not really care at all? I’ll also be sharing new evidence in support of organic that has come out since the book went to press. (And I’ll be going to Disneyland!)

But first, I would like to share the WORLD PREMIERE of my video! I made a shorter copy for, but this is my favorite version, with music from one of my favorite bands, Plants and Animals. They gave me permission to use the song “Faerie’s Dance” for my video, and I am so grateful to them. To see my Organic Manifesto video now, click here.

Eventually, I will get back to recipes and other topics. But right now, there is two feet of snow on the ground and my freezer’s contents are starting to dwindle, and there’s not much fresh produce in sight, so I’m kind of depressed about food right now, anyway.

I am, however, incredibly excited about the possibilities of improving our health and the planet’s health through what I share in my new book. I hope you’ll help me get the word out. Maybe even preorder it from your favorite bookseller or online store. Or at least watch my video!

More to come!


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8 Responses to It’s Organic Manifesto Month!

  1. Laura March 1, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    Can’t wait to follow your journey!

    Are you going on Dr. Oz? Love him. 🙂

  2. Michelle March 1, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    Keep us updated on any good restaurants along the way. I get out to the West Coast on occasion, and am always interested in good whole foods/ organic foods restaurants.

  3. Donna in Delaware March 1, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    Good luck and “knock ’em dead” Maria. I’ll do both, get the word out and purchase the book, how’s that for support. I’m going to watch the video now. Oh, do keep us up-to-date on your journey.

  4. Theresa March 1, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    I’ll be anxious to read your book. (I’ve been a subscriber to Organic Magazine at least 30 years.)
    Good luck with everything!

  5. Maya March 2, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    I’ve read it! It’s a very shocking and amazing book.

  6. Dana B March 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    Best of luck, I know you’ll do great!

  7. CJ March 2, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    Thank you Maria.

    Yes, we care. Thank you for saying what so clearly needs to be said. Glad you are a strong woman. Lead on.

  8. Karlyne Landrum March 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    Just read your back page from Organic Gardening, and I almost yelled out loud, “Yes!” Instead of arguing about whether or not global warming is happening (among other things), how about we all yell, “Isn’t the real issue about who we are and what we do?” Are we greedy pigs who are willing to make the world ugly and stinky for our trivial wants? Do we care about “the health and safety of our children, our families, and the future viability of life”, or are we just going to go on and on making the world (preferably someone else’s patch of it) uglier and uglier?

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