Category Archive: Reviews

Oct 31

Interview on Food Integrity Now

Carol and I reconnected after Real Dirt was released and the link is to the podcast of the interview. We chatted for almost an hour and covered a wide range of topics. We agreed to disagree on a few things but it was nice to have the opportunity to go into detail in my answers …

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Oct 06’s Review of Real Dirt

What does a born-and-bred hog farmer turned management consultant turned organic farmer have to say about the way we eat food? A whole heck of a lot. Stoddart grew up in a farming family but this book is about his effort to transform his family’s confinement pig farm in Ontario into a certified organic, grassfed, …

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Sep 17

Michael Pollan’s Review of Real Dirt

Michael Pollan with Real Dirt

I had the opportunity to meet Michael Pollan at a conference last week and gave him a copy of Real Dirt. Here is the note I received from him (which he gave me permission to use): Harry: I read your book on the way home and just wanted to tell you how fine I thought …

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Sep 13

Reader Reviews

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Sep 02

Stoddart raises the level of the discussion well above the usual rhetoric

Real Dirt is a thoughtful and well researched look at our agriculture and food system. It is brought to life with a unique well informed perspective and offers practical solutions that will make each of us think about our actions. Stoddart raises the level of the discussion well above the usual rhetoric and banter that …

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Aug 31

…this book unearths “sacred cows” on both sides of the debate…

Harry Stoddart has a wealth of professional, academic and practical experience in agriculture and the blend of that knowledge is skillfully demonstrated in Real Dirt.  This book deals with key issues that confront the global food production systems and as an author, Stoddart is able to artfully detail the issues while offering potential solutions. In …

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Aug 31

You may be shocked but you won’t be disappointed!

Harry told me this book would prod a few hornet’s nests…..I had no idea just how extensive and thoroughly he had prodded! Concerned that the entire world needs a wake-up call, Harry Stoddart shares a most insightful look at agriculture and the resulting food that we all eat; that’s a choice we make 3 times …

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