Re: the word sustainable
Sal Schettino (email@example.com)
Fri, 9 Feb 1996 11:20:32 -0800
I don't have time to read a book about despoiling the earth because I know
I don't do it. I see stuff growing here and I see the my soil getting
better and better every year so tell that organic farming does not equal
substainable to someone else. I see it with my own eyes and know wise
organic farming works . My soil is getting better and better every year.
More and More humus. You have to be wise and do everything you can to keep
things in balance. I once lost 80% of the avocado crop one year but I know
that those 20% I did sell were organic and I have a right to tell people
that. Some folks don't want even a little bit of poison and want to know who
are organic. If I don't use chemical pesticides ,herbicides , fungicides
,suicides ,homicides,genocides none of the cides, I should be able to tell
my customers that I don't use that poison. I feel a lot of people including
myself want food that is not grown with manmade non-organic chemicals or
sprayed with poison or eat meat or drink milk etc that has not been altered
with lab made man made chemicals. I should have the right to tell the world
how I grow and let them judge what they want to eat. I should not be taxed
for telling the truth. Do you really feel nature is not sustainable. The
only thing that may make it unsustainable is Man. If you want to talk about
good organic farming practices and bad that's another topic what I am
talking about is being taxed over and over every year for the rest of my
life by more and more people for telling the truth. I am talking about all
these people sending me a bills for farming organic and making me pay them.
Other farmers are worried about how much they are going to get from the gov.
for the way they farm I have to be worried about how much the goverment is
going to charge me for famring organic. Something does not seem right to me.
also an organic farmers web page at