organics, soul and planet

On (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8174482.stm) the news  there was a report that organic foods show no benefit to the consumers compared what they call ‘normal’ foods. By “normal”, they mean artificially fertilised, pest controlled, lower animal welfare etc.

It seems typical of this fragmented age that the report doesn’t even mention the planet or the human psyche and soul.
The organic movement started to attempt to slow the chemical murder of the Earth and the nonsensical amount of ‘industrial’ activity that is required to sustain unnatural food production.

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Organic farming is good for the Earth, especially wildlife biodiversity.

Farming that understands and appreciates our part in the flora and fauna of a complex, beautiful and apparently unique living world is good for the soul. It isn’t coincidence the photos of organic farmers usually feature a smile …

In a society where politics is dominated by self-interest, corruption, personal ambition and lies, our most effective means of voting is how we spend our money. Encouraging positive businesses makes a difference.

 

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5 thoughts on “organics, soul and planet”

  1. I live next to a small field and each Spring the field is sprayed with Anhydrous ammonia. (fertilizer…also dangerous to humans.) Later it is sprayed with a glyphosate based herbicide..a known carcinogen. I always stay in the house with the windows closed and hoping that the wind isn’t blowing in my direction when they are spraying. :/

  2. They alternate. Corn one year and soybeans the next. It’s quite amazing how the crops survive since we have drought every year now. Large cracks in the ground. You’d think it was the Sahara. We use multiple soaker hoses to keep our flowers and bushes alive. My raised bed strawberries did well this year only because I used a soaker hose. Each Spring we receive heavy rains and then at the end of May….no rain for weeks and when it does rain it doesn’t amount to anything.

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