In a post on another thread
a statement was made:
Poison the soil, and you can't plant a garden, grow your own food, let alone think straight.
I think this was a claim that chemtails are poisoning the soil, so I wondered what the basis is for this, and were there any specific claims about
agricultural production being affected "out there"?
well Francis Mangles is a prominent chemtrail "scientist" with a swag of YT videos, credits on WITWATS, etc. who makes a lot of claims about
agriculture and soil pH, and as is often the case many of his claims have bbeen examined at
Here is one of his videos (as you can see it is part 3 of 5 - feel free to check out the others)
In this video at about 4 minutes he says:
Ok, now what happens and what has happened in California? Well, the most dramatic thing that has happened in California is our tomato crops
just went to pieces. We raised the pH so high in California that the bottom fell out of the tomato growers, and now they are raising other crops
instead of tomatoes, that's one major thing."
Well there's a whole heap of tabulated data on the California tomato crop
. Table 8 has total tomato acreage & harvest from
Guess what's been happening since chemtrails "started" about 1997??
Year Acreage Value
1997 300,800 817,497
1998 323,000 912,513
1999 384,000 1,335,377
2000 333,000 948,469
2001 296,000 779,174
2002 336,000 946,761
2003 323,000 895,394
2004 343,500 1,180,357
2005 308,000 919,360
2006 324,400 1,165,992
2007 339,000 1,223,435
2008 319,000 1,316,155
2009 348,500 1,509,647
Not quite the bottom falling out of anything as I read it.
The 2010 harvest was reported as being a "near record"
and2011 & 2012 harvests
are also reported as being very
So that specific claim - that the California tomato harbvest has dropped - is clearly nonsense - DEBUNKED!
I wonder where else the claim about agriculture suffering comes from? Are there any specific claims that have been made that anyone is aware
edit on 1-11-2012 by Aloysius the Gaul because: (no reason given)