Dear Dave and list, I just finished watching it. Have already vented and
read other vents on market farming list. It was all Dennis Avery and his
usual "facts about organics". Already wrote Stossel and told him he got an
F and might have wanted to do research. One of my west coast market listers
read our posts and said maybe she should watch it with a note book I said
she should if she does and she gets any thing I forgot I will inform. It
was very anti-organic. Organic twice as expensive, no more nutritious, and
laden with E-coli. Of course they tested a few things. E-coli found on
sprouts and bag lettuce mix of both conventional and organic some what
higher on organic.
Organics icky because most organic farmers use compost made with manure
(didn't mention most all farmer use composted manure) and raw manure on
vegetables causes E-coli. Yes they used compost and raw manure
interchangably. Avery said compost is just a big pile which is thrown on
garden, they don't even use thermometers.
Organics waste land. Because you have to plant so much extra due to lose
from weeds! Do they back this up with and yield amounts organics vs
Only conventional farming will produce yield that could feed the world.
Every thing Avery said was like it was gospel.
Crap it was, it was not compost. Beth
> Did anyone else see the John Stossel 20/20 episode about organic food? I
> did not but I am told that the beginning focused on e-coli in meat, then
> jumped to vegetables and focused on organic being a hype. Apparently
> they asked growers who did not have great responses as to nutritional
> Your comments (if you saw the show) are encouraged! As I understand the
> slant showed sprouts as having bacteria (depends upon the rinse water
> used but was not identified).
> A portion was devoted to using manure which has it risks and advantages
> no matter what. Since I did not see the show, did they select some
> organic farmer who used tainted manure ?
> In other words, can someone who saw the show fairly comment?
> I believe that comments can than be forwarded to:
> If I am incorrect, please correct........
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