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By: Roger Newman Turner

Against the Grain

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Frank Newman Turner, the son of Yorkshire tenant farmers, seldom ploughed a conventional furrow. Faced with a run-down West Country farm and escalating veterinary bills for an ailing herd of cattle, he abandoned the conventions of his orthodox agricultural training and set about restoring the health of his farm’s soil and livestock by working with nature, rather than against it.

His story reveals the ups and downs of going against the grain of orthodox beliefs and practices in farming, animal and human health, and militarism. What drives one to stand against a social torrent that’s rushing in the opposite direction? What can those of us carrying forward the message of environmental conservation and wholesome, sustainable food production learn from the efforts of Frank Newman Turner?

Roger Newman Turner practised for fifty-two years as a naturopath, osteopath, and acupuncturist in the clinics established by his father in Letchworth Garden City and London. He is the author of a number of books on diet and health and has lectured internationally on naturopathic medicine.

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  • Steve Engelking

    A really fascinating book about the origins of Whole Food Agriculture and also the beginnings of the Peace Movement and the Servant Nation Movement. Well documented with interesting illustrations, including reproductions of Hugh Schonfield's watercolours.

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