Organic gardening and farming meeting...

Organic gardening and farming meeting topic

There are 6 comments on the Daily Southerner story from Jan 10, 2011, titled Organic gardening and farming meeting topic. In it, Daily Southerner reports that:

Have you been to the grocery store and noticed some vegetables were labeled "organically grown" and wondered what that meant? What does "organic" mean? That is the kind of things that will be discussed Thursday night at Saint Anne's Chapel during a program titled Organic Gardening and Farming.

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Technoword

Burnaby, Canada

#1 Jan 11, 2011
Organic simply means grown without pesticide or insecticides. However, many fruits and vegetables have been grafted over the years and changed genetically. The produce you eat now is not the same as it was 20 years ago. Even though it is "organically grown" it doesn't necessarily mean organic. Just free of insect spray.
tony

London, UK

#2 Jan 11, 2011
In the UK we can now buy higher performance http://www.suttons.co.uk/Shop/Vegetable+Plant... grafted tomatoe plants which grow faster with more fruit.
Intercept Media

Portland, OR

#4 Jan 17, 2011
And organic gardening is easier than you think:

Robert LaRue introduces revolutionary organic gardening techniques that require minimal time and labor, brings soil back to life, and replenishes food with the nutritional value lost to industrial farming.

• Dispels misconceptions about humus and compost tea

• Discourages common mistakes in watering

• Demonstrates that gardening can take place in any climate with all types of soil.

http://tinyurl.com/4n2rez8
thetruth

Yreka, CA

#6 May 20, 2011
Technoword wrote:
Organic simply means grown without pesticide or insecticides. However, many fruits and vegetables have been grafted over the years and changed genetically. The produce you eat now is not the same as it was 20 years ago. Even though it is "organically grown" it doesn't necessarily mean organic. Just free of insect spray.
ORGANIC DOES NOT MEAN GROWN WITHOUT PESTICIDES,INSECTICIDES OR CHEMICALS. SOMETHING ORGANIC IS SOMETHING THAT CONTAINS A CARBON MOLECULE, SOMETHING THAT WAS ONCE LIVING. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TOXICITY OF A PRODUCT AS THERE ARE MANY USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC PESTICIDES,HERBICIDES AND INSECTICIDES THAT ARE NOT ONLY TOXIC TO HUMANS BUT CARCINOGENIC! SOME OF THE MOST TOXIC THINGS ON EARTH ARE ORGANIC. YOU CLEARLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ORGANIC FOOD PLEASE DO RESEARCH BEFORE YOU POST AND GIVE PEOPLE FALSE INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!
I do not work for Monsanto or anything related to big AG. Modern Agriculture can only provide a proper diet for 4 billion people. The Population today is 6.9 billion. If we were to switch to Organic agriculture only, not only would we not have enough nitrogen, and other macro and micro nutrients, it would reduce the amount of people we could provide a proper diet for down to 2 billion. Would you and your family volunteer to go without food? This is just one of the reasons why Organic food should stay in your backyard and one reason why organic food is bad for people and the environment!
I have studied agriculture, horticulture and plant science. ALL of my teachers agree that organic food is harmful. Do you think the overpriced organic apple you are eating is pesticide free, or produced without chemicals? None of that is true in fact of the USDA allowed organic pesticides, over half our carcinogenic. To make madders worse they must be sprayed more as they are less effective giving you a potential to ingest more toxic carcinogens. The run off of these extra applications ends up in our water system, positing fish and other wild life as they are “biocides” targeting not insects but biological life itself (you and I are biological). There is such a thing as pesticide free food but that is rare, expensive and not what you are getting when you buy organic food.
Unpasteurized milk is also a concern. Hundreds of children every year go to the emergency room with kidney failure as a result of unpasteurized milk, do not drink it or give it to your children!
thetruth

Yreka, CA

#7 May 20, 2011
besides the fact that organic food does contain carcinogenic pesticides and chemicals(we are organic and contain chemicals, including THC) non organic fertilizers are natural. Natural and organic are two different things. Where do you think we get non organic nutrients from? Is it from a laboratory full of deadly chemicals? No we produce non organic nitrogen from the air! Our atmosphere is 75% nitrogen. We get phosphorous and potassium from rock deposits. So why do you people hate them so? If we did not use them we would run out of nitrogen in a madder of years, most would die!Many country's use there organic resources for heating, cooking and building, they have none for farming! Do not support Organic Farming it is harmful for us and our environment! Keep it in your back yard where it belongs. [email protected]
thetruth

Yreka, CA

#8 May 20, 2011
In 2006 a national recall of organically grown spinach was recalled as it was contaminated with E. coli 0157 witch was traced back to a cattle ranch on a low-density grass fed, eco friendly ranch. It was reported in the news as if it had been produced using modern agriculture. The fact is the organic fertilizers must be handled with more care than non organic ones. Feces (sometimes even human) are used to provide plants with the nutrients they need. This can easily be transferred to the food we eat. Root crops grow below the soil; you are eating something grown IN the feces of humans and animals. Yum yum. [email protected]

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