Organic Farming / Hajhouse

More and more people are getting worried about the food they eat. Some even claim that many diseases of civilzation are related to dangerous practices in industrial agriculture.

When Austria entered the EU, politicians advertised our country's future position as the Union's "delicatessen".

Organic farming was presented as a model for healthy and environment-conscious food production.

This topic presents links and material for lessons focussing on the issue.

  • Visit a virtual farm

    This homepage offers a virtual tour through the various types of farming and the breeding of livestock. The makers, 4-H, are offering urban children in US schools an opportunity to get into grips with natural processes they would otherwise not be confronted with in their everyday life. Detailansicht

  • Agriculture -- Lesson Plans

    A collection of links to lesson plans and resources related to agriculture and horticulture. Detailansicht

  • Organic Trade Organisation

    Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a membership-based business association that focuses on the organic business community in North America. OTA's mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy. OTA are the producers ... Detailansicht

  • Organic Food in the USA

    This homepage displays organic initiaves in the USA on a map and sums up the relevant data. Details can be found by a menu of links. Detailansicht

  • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

    Germany-based IFOAM claims to be the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organizations in 108 countries. This homepage offers regularly updated information on organic farming issues and policies. Detailansicht

  • The Austrian Ministry of Life

    The Action Programme for Organic Farming of the Ministry of Life is a concrete political declaration of intent to promote organic farming and its products. This homepage also offers some links the organic farming organisations in Austria. Some of the information, however, is only available in G ... Detailansicht

  • Sustainable agriculture in Canada

    This "teacher's kit" has been provided by Statistics Canada and contains reliable facts and perfectly designed teaching material. Makes one feel jealous, really. Detailansicht

  • National Organic Plan

    Although the USA do not seem to enjoy a reputation for encouraging sustainable farming methods, this regularly updated homepage offers detailed information on the US government's activities. Detailansicht

  • Organic Europe

    This German-Swiss initiative provides reports on organic farming initiatives in both EU and non-EU countries. Detailansicht

  • Working on an organic farm

    This organisation provides lists of organic host farms that offer volunteers a chance to learn about organic farming methods "on the job". The system operates worldwide and might give young people a chance to get to know farmlife in countries like Argentina or French Polynesia. Detailansicht

  • The Meatrix Homepage

    The famous flash-film about cruel animal farming can be viewed on this homepage. The makers offer background information on animal farming, subtitled versions of their film and links to agencies and organisations. Detailansicht

  • The Meatrix (Download)

    You can also download the flash-film using this link. Open it in your browser to view it. You may have to install the macromedia flash plugin first. The zipped file also contains a gap exercise and the tapescript. Detailansicht

  • Storewars -- The Movie

    Probably the best commercial for organic farming ever produced, Storewars has confronted thousands of young science fiction fans with an issue they would not normally be interested in. Cuke Skywalker saving Proncess Lettuce from the dark side of the farm is a must-see for English teachers who w ... Detailansicht


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