Klaus, I suspect that if you looked at your soils you would find 100 %
bacterial contamination. What does this have to do with organic produce?
We don't eat the fertilizer or the soil and we wash our produce just like
everybody else. As you no doubt know, the bacillus thuringensis referred
to in the thread to which you are responding is found in soils. Do you
then suggest that we should go to hydroponic production to avoid bacterial
contamination? If you grow food in dirt, it will be possible to
contaminate the produce through mishandling regardless of whether you
incorporate composted manure or granular fertilizer.
If you use sewage sludge as a fertilizer, you get the heavy metal
contamination you deserve. The same thing applies to antibiotic laced,
confinement livestock sludge. These are personal opinions, of course, but
let's get back to the original thrust of my post.
The reason that the attack on organic produce is occurring now is that
since the world's consumers will not buy their products on a free will
basis, the "life science" companies have to eliminate any alternatives to
the products they are offering. This is a classic case of FUD : FEAR,
UNCERTAINTY & DOUBT (the microsoft strategy to stifle competition in the
computer software industry). Mike Miller
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