The Miracle of Mals – An Introduction to Resistance
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Resisting the pestcide-spraying agriculture
Industrial agriculture is on the rise everywhere.
Everywhere? No! Courageous villagers
in Mals, Austria, have resisted these changes.
In a referendum, the majority of villagers
opted for a future without agricultural pesticides.
Since then, an unequal battle has begun:
on one side, the community with 5000 inhabitants,
led by a dozen charismatic people; on
the other side an overpowering alliance of the
farmer’s federation, state government and the
In his book, Alexander Schiebel not only tells
the story of this rebellion but also reveals the
recipe to the magic potion that makes the
brave villagers invincible. This book is a source
of inspiration for resistance movements all
over the world – and a lively portrait of a little
village that wants to take its destiny into its