Re: Medicine analogy
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 06:37:01 -0700
At 05:05 AM 6/10/98 -0300, Daniel Worley wrote:
>At 23:36 6/8/98 , you wrote:
>> I've been able to reduce my
>>chemical usage to nearly half and I don't think it is fair to say that
>>I'm in the same camp as those who use full rates. Isn't this what
>>sustainable agriculture is all about? (as well as other aspects) Or is
>>the goal of sustainable ag to get everyone to be organic?
> I don't know about others Steve, but I am not strictly "Organic" now and
>have no intention of becoming so in the forseeable future. Not that I
>wouldn't like to, but in my particular situation, I do not have now, nor do
>I see in the future, a viable option. Reduction of chemical usage to the
>lowest level you can live with is about all that can be expected. What
>that level is for each of us must be determined at the personal level.
> But we each need to strive for a lower level and not use them
Do you think lower is safer? seems to me sanet folks are going for less
usage and lower levels do the think the reason is because lower chemical
use is safer? Seem like the gov. is even going for less in better if so
why does the head of the USDA feel organic food is not safer. USDA
extension folks still preach that you can grow better in a sterile soil and
they are making it harder to get farmers to be sustainable as long as they
to feel sterile soil is better than live. even though it has been shown
that this is not sustainable were as a living soil is. we are talking
safer not safe. that is the thing . sure it is hard to prove food is safe
just like it is hard for organic growers to prove they don't use something
. Why is it so hard to cop to the fact that organic or as close to organic
as you can get is safer.one guy reduces pesticides in half now is that
safer? if he reduces it by 75% is that safer yet? what about 100% and
still grow good food is that even safer? There is good,better and best
never let it rest till the good gets better and the better gets best. the
key word is safer.
> --Dan in Sunny Puerto Rico--
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