Michael Miersch is one of Germany's most prominent writers on ecological matters. He is the coauthor, along with Dirk Maxeiner, of the new book Biokost und Ökokult [Organic Food and the Cult of Ecology]. A selection of writings in English by Michael Miersch and Dirk Maxeiner can be found on the authors' homepage here. The above article first appeared in German in the May issue of the magazine Cicero. The English translation is by John Rosenthal.