'Conservation, Nutrition, and Health' press release   Save
'Conservation, Nutrition, and Health' press release
Description: Press draft of a short speech by Dr. Jonathan Forman, M.D., Vice President of Friends of the Land. Here, Forman briefly illustrates principles connecting American health issues to poor quality of soil. He makes a case for a new American medical practice concerned on achieving health (versus preventing disease), and argues specifically for "the science of nutrition" as "one of the chief branches of preventative medicine." In this speech, Forman also draws attention to ways of cooking and preparing food that might deplete their nutition content. He closes by gesturing to the conservation, nutrition and health education work of the Friends of the Land. The Friends of the Land Collection (1930-1960) contains the papers of the Friends of the Land (1940-1959), a prominent national soil conservation education organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. FOTL produced an international literary arts quarterly, THE LAND (edited by New Deal agriculture writer Russell Lord) in addition to several members' only publications (LAND LETTER) and informational pamphlets. They also hosted annual conferences; ran conservation tours, teacher training labs, and workshops; and operated as a national clearinghouse for conservation information. Ohio farmer and novelist Louis Bromfield was active in the organization. Much of the collection reflects the career and interests of FOTL Executive Secretary Ollie Fink, who was a prominent conservation education pioneer in Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
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Subjects: Conservation education; Agriculture; Social movements; Soil science; Nutrition; Ecology
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)