Here is a disturbing article I just came across on Fox News, linked from National Review.
"How taxing organic products could save California's water shortage"
A couple quotes from the article...
"California is currently experiencing its fourth year of extreme drought, and in response Governor Jerry Brown has mandated a reduction of the
state’s water use by 25%, proposing reductions in lawn acreages, rebates for replacing old toilets, and forbidding homeowners from using potable
water for irrigation. However, environmental experts Terry L. Anderson, and Henry I. Miller, both fellows at Stanford University, claim to have a
better idea. In their proposal “How Taxing Organic Products Could Solve California’s Water Shortage,” published last week on National Review
Online, Anderson and Miller state the need for a revenue–neutral tax on all organic products (which would diminish their demand), while outlining
how organic agriculture is less efficient and more wasteful than conventional and genetically engineered agriculture.
One can almost hear the all-natural crowd banging their drum circle bongos in protest."
I like this one as well...
"Even better than conventional agriculture are genetically engineered crops, which not only offer higher yields, but– according to Henry Miller–
are, on average, safer as well. “The high precision and predictability of the newer molecular techniques make plant breeding surer and safer; in
fact, they are actually being used to remove common and dangerous allergens from foods such as peanuts,” he told FoxNews.com. “In addition, the
use of the newer techniques reduces dramatically the likelihood of mishaps, such as the ill-fated Lenape potato, seen with older methods of plant
In other words... "That there unhealthy healthy food uses too much water, stick to the glyphosate cancer food groups."
This country is getting insane with lobbying. Is Monsanto writing the news now?
IMO...Large scale farming in dead soil cannot remotely compete with responsible farming practice using nutrient-rich, water holding and often mulch
covered land used in organic food production.
Here is a little proof from a 30yr study by the Rodale institute...
Rodale 30 yr org vs chem study
edit on 5 by Mandroid7 because: tiitle adj