Maria Rodale

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"Maria Rodale is the Chair and CEO of Rodale Inc., a multimedia company focusing on healthy living on a healthy planet. The company includes the nonprofit organic research arm, the Rodale Institute, which has been running what may be the country’s longest side-by-side comparison of organic and chemical growing methods. Rodale’s grandfather, J.I. Rodale, founded Rodale Inc. and is widely known as an organic agriculture pioneer in the US.

"Maria has won numerous awards, including the National Audubon Society’s 2004 “Rachel Carson Award” and the United Nations Population Fund’s 2007 “Award for the Health and Dignity of Women.”She is also founding editor of the company’s newest online venture,, which features the latest news and information about healthy living on a healthy planet, as well as her popular blog,

"Green America talked with Maria Rodale about her new book, Organic Manifesto (Rodale Books, 2010)"[1]

She is also a member of the board of Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project, a board member of the Rodale Institute, and a board member of the Lehigh Valley Health Network. [1]


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  1. greenamerica Maria Rodale, organizational web page, accessed February 21, 2013.