reply to post by JPhish
Calm down, calm down. The OP is doing nothing of the kind you suggest, and I don't see anything in violation of the T&C either.
The food you eat in the supermarket isn't poison. It's good for you. If it weren't, would people in industrialized societies be living longer and
healthier lives than their forebears, as they are? Would every generation of rich-world humans be bigger, stronger and healthier than the last, as
The only trouble with the food available in industrialized countries is that people living in them eat far too much of it.
Yes, many processed foods are very bad for you, but you can avoid their effects without much difficulty by simply buying and eating proper food - you
know, grain, fruits, vegetables, meat - that boring stuff. It doesn't matter whether they're organic or inorganic. The trick is simply to eat
, not edible muck made in some factory.
Organic farming is a very, very bad idea
. It requires a vastly greater area of land to produce the same yields as non-organic farming because
it is so inefficient. And organic food contains, by and large, fewer nutrients and more pathogens than the non-organically-grown variety, so you have
to eat more of it to sustain you and yes, eating it could certainly kill you
. I have a friend in hospital in India right now, in a coma with a
parasite in her brain, which she got from organically farmed vegetables grown in animal manure. That's organic farming for you - no artificial
fertilizers, no pesticides and more pathogens than you could possibly imagine.
If everyone were to eat organic, we'd have to cut down the forests and fill in all the marshes to make farmland, totalling the environment, and
people would still starve.
Furthermore, organic food spoils fast, which means it has to be transported quickly, in smaller quantities. Smaller loads mean more trips. That means
more carbon spewing into the atmosphere. Giving up other economies of scale we now enjoy due to modern farming methods would almost certainly up the
carbon footprint even higher.
In the rich world, organic food is a luxury indulged in by people who have the surplus wealth to be able to afford its inefficiencies. It is also
eaten by poor people in backward countries - those who cannot afford to the capital outlay needed to introduce modern farming methods - and it is one
reason why their crop yields are low and their children malnourished.