But it has negative baggage i.e. high fuel usage, higher
> prices for food (low income folks can't afford it), culitivation and
> tillage induce carbon loss and soil erosion, is more labor intensive, and
> is generally not receptive to new technology that might be
> environmentally friendly .
You knew you were going to get alot of response from us on that one,
and you pulled an "Avery" anyway.
Let us get it straight, once again. Conventional tillage lends itself
to more soil erosion and carbon loss. Organic production is not
conventional tillage. Covers/legumes sequester carbon and save soil. Of
course, organic practices are receptive to environmentally friendly
technology. That is essentially the definition of organic. However, no
matter how you try to persuade us, neither Roundup nor its breakdown are
environmentally friendly. We now see that most GE is not. You have the
choice to use biocides. That choice is granted to you through our wise
government via Monsanto, Ciba, Bayer, etc. As a matter of fact most of
them were government at one time or another.
No till when practiced wisely can save soil, but its predication was
based alot more on selling herbicide than on saving soil. When you spray
I cultivate. I won't budge on the price issue. We all have to accept the
cost of production and budget accordingly. I am not a financially
wealthy ( wealthy in other ways, however) person but I support organic
through my most effective vote, dollar bills.
In regard to your post on tomatoes: 62% of what market and labelled
where on the seed bag? My lordy, Dennis would be proud of you.
-- Rich Molini 2419 East 281st Street Atlanta, Indiana 46031 Phone and Fax 317-984-9600 http://mypage.goplay.com/eiofarm/
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