Founder of the Organic Movement
For more than six decades, Rodale has been at the forefront of environmental responsibility. The company’s founder, J.I. Rodale, coined the term “organic” and pioneered the idea that food grown without harmful chemicals was better for the soil and better for people. Ever since, Rodale has been promoting “healthy living on a healthy planet” – both through our content and the way we do business.
Special issues and regular features in our magazines focus on the environment, and Organic Gardening helps readers grow a better world, beginning with their own backyards. The publisher of Vice President Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth and Earth in the Balance, as well as organic lifestyle books like Renee Loux’s Easy Green Living, Rodale Books educates readers on the important environmental issues we face – and gives them the tools they need to make a real difference.
For More About Rodale
- Rodale.com is the source for daily news, information, and advice on personal and environmental health. Through news stories, videos, recipe and home remedy finders, a newsletter, and “Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen,” a blog from Editor-in-Chief Maria Rodale, the site provides users with simple, powerful tools to help them improve their health and their environment. Rodale.com features daily updated content, including breaking news items and easy-to-follow, high-impact tips and advice. Recipe and home remedy finders give users access to a comprehensive database of more than 6,000 recipes and home remedies from Rodale magazines, including Prevention, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, and Organic Gardening, as well as many of Rodale’s category-leading health and wellness books.
- Rodale Inc.
- Rodale is a global media company with a heritage, mission, and authority dedicated to the health and wellness of the individual, community, and planet. Through a broad portfolio of leading media properties, Rodale reaches more than 70 million people around the world through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, and video. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, Running Times, and Organic Gardening, and is the largest independent book publisher in the United States, with a collection of bestselling titles, including Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, The South Beach Diet, Eat This, Not That!, and Flat Belly Diet! Rodale is also a leader in direct-response marketing and has more than 25 million active customers in its database.
- Rodale Institute
- Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that improves the health and well-being of people and the planet. Our soil scientists and a cooperating network of researchers have documented that organic farming techniques offer the best solution to global warming and famine. We were founded in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in 1947 by organic pioneer J.I. Rodale. Our Farming Systems Trial®, the longest-running U.S. study comparing organic and conventional farming techniques, is the basis for our practical training to thousands of farmers in Africa, Asia and the Americas.