Re: Organic Certification
Frits v/d Laan (F.vd.Laan@inter.nl.net)
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 22:27:03 +1
>I am a senior at the University of Maryland,//snip
> For example, it seems to me that if "biological"
>pesticides are marketed as safe when they really are not so safe, then
>farmers who switch to those "safe" pesticides are really not doing much
>of a service to the environment. Furthermore, I am under the impression
>that these non-synthetic pesticides are outrageously expensive.
If pesticides are marketed as safe there is something wrong with the
Pesticides like Nicotine are biological but forbidden allthough it breaks
down rather fast they are too dangerous to use.
Biological pesticides are natural, nature knows how to deal with them so
no residues will persist. But because they are concentrated they are not
About the price: Because most organic growers first try to grow healthy
plants and only use pesticides when all other methodes fail the higher
price is not that important.
Some of the brews I use work about the same as synthetic pesticides
but cost a lot less and leave no residu or are beneficial to the plant or
Frits v/d Laan
Certified Organic Horticulture
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