Skip to comments.The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture
Posted on 07/29/2015 8:36:45 AM PDT by Beave Meister
Organic agriculture is an unscientific, heavily subsidized marketing gimmick that misleads and rips off consumers. The federal government should stop promoting and subsidizing it.
Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, its not good.
Many people who pay the huge premiumoften more than a hundred percentfor organic foods do so because theyre afraid of pesticides. If thats their rationale, they misunderstand the nuances of organic agriculture. Although its true that synthetic chemical pesticides are generally prohibited, there is a lengthy list of exceptions listed in the Organic Foods Production Act, while most natural ones are permitted. However, organic pesticides can be toxic. As evolutionary biologist Christie Wilcox explained in a 2012 Scientific American article (Are lower pesticide residues a good reason to buy organic? Probably not.): Organic pesticides pose the same health risks as non-organic ones.
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my local farmer clued me in years ago.....m o n e y
I’ve always wondered why modern organic vegetables always look so much prettier than “conventional” veggies. In the old days, and I’m the child of a health nut, the organic stuff was loaded with pits, scars and bugs.
What a racket. No pesticide costs and double the price for a crop....until a hoard of locusts finds your field.
My favorite example of organic folly is “organic” vodka. This vodka, as many vodkas today, is multi level distilled. This level of distillation would pretty much insure there would be no pesticide residues regardless of whether the starting grain was organic or not.
Many years ago when I worked down at the Chicago Board of Trade, in the Soybean pit my bosses took me on a trip with them one weekend. We went on a small plane and flew all over the Midwest to view the crops. We landed in some small town in Iowa to get something to eat. I saw a crop duster flying spraying this one field. I noticed they did not spray this one area. I asked this farmer who was there and he said that’s the Organic section. I laughed and asked, doesn’t the wind just blow the pesticides over to the Organic section. He said, “Hell yes, but they get to charge double and triple the price just for saying it’s organic.” What a rip off.
LOL! Mrs. rktman mistakenly led me in to the local “w-hole foods” market. I just about lost it totally when we cruised down the cereal aisle and I saw the different choices of “Enviro-Kid” breakfasts available. Indoctrinate ‘em early for future success. And I know folks who are undergoing chemo for cancer and yet decry and want to boycott Monsanto. Hmmm. Anything from Monsanto involved in that chemo therapy? Maybe somewhere along the line.
In the real world, the word “Organic” is a marketing term and has virtually no meaning legally speaking.
end all subsidies
All food is organic, so are humans... are people eating rocks out there?
That's all one really needs to know. There is no real difference at all for the vast majority of products.
I bet most pesticides are organic - contain carbon.
Drives me crazy.
Bingo. All food is organic (carbon based), unless one is munching on rocks.
I attended a family reunion a month ago. Some distant relative from Alabama was there hawking his “organic” Honey.
My Aunt asked me what that meant. I told her and then said no wonder he is asking so much for the Honey. It must be hard as hell to train those Bees to stay out of the Fields of crops using pesticide and herbicides.
The world is full of Idiots. Most are broke for a reason.
I had my first encounter with growing organic tomatoes this summer. All I can add to the discussion is that extraordinary taste of the tomatoes astonished everyone who ate them.
“And second, USDA requires that certifying agents test five percent of their certified operations each year. The certifying agents themselves determine which operations will be subjected to testing.”
I bet the same guy who wrote that agreement wrote the Iran treaty.
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