posted on Nov, 26 2019 @ 10:34 PM
I grew up on a farm, my dad sprayed DDT on the crops, I rode with him on the tractor while spraying in the fields with a handkerchief over my mouth
just like he did. He died of brain cancer, a complication of many farmers that led to the banning of DDT.
They change the adjuvant in the formula when it is banned and since then around every seven years the replacements are banned. Dioxin was the
adjuvant in DDT, but the replacement was proven just as bad and the replacement of that was just as bad.
What would have happened to all the farmers if they kept breathing in all the chemicals?
The yield on organic farms is almost as good as on the commercial farms and the food tastes better. There are natural chemicals that can be used
which are usually much safer for us and wildlife.
I do not see a big price difference between organic and commercial produce these days, it is not what people think it is. Now potatoes, rock derived
fertilizers are better than natural stuff, less black in the potatoes when you peel them when they use urea to fertilize them. There are natural
fertilizers like 10/10/10, they do not have to be certified organic to be good, the certified organic fertilizers have lots of regulations which adds
to their cost.
A healthy plant makes it's own plant defense system chemicals to ward off insects. Nurturing these plants to create higher amounts of these chemicals
tends to make them taste good, but the plants do tend to be a little smaller in size. Not all plants can be grown this way, but most can. I do not
mind squashing potato bugs on a plant.
The chemical companies making these pesticides and miticides have been lying to farmers for a couple of generations, the farmers have been misled to
believe that they can not survive without these chemicals and often spray them even when not needed. That has been going on for decades. Yes, we
sometimes do need pesticides and once in a while we do have to use herbicides to clear the field of weeds, but for the last eight years or so they
have been changing the regulations governing their use which allows way more herbicides to be used in fields. They raised the allowable limits of
residue in food considerably, with no evidence needed to justify the increase.
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