Greg & Lei Gunthorp wrote:
> I see the subject of Amish has once again come up in the debates.
> Why is that most assume that Amish are organic, almost organic, or
> something along those lines? I live in a county with at least 15,000
> amish. We have amish that are organic and sustainable. It might
> actually be a higher percentage than us "English" farmers. But lets
> not fool anyone! Most amish send the elevator out to spray each
> year. Most raise their animals in the same style confinement barns as
> conventional. Most plant gmos, etc.
you are exactly right. I live in Lancaster County, PA and have Amish all
around me. the ratio of organic and/or sustainable Amish to English
farmers is nearly identicle around here. They really love the bt corn
because they harvest it by hand for silage and the stalks don't break as
much. I've also heard of horses being *yellow* from pulling a sprayer
applying the herbicide prowl. There are some good organic/sustainable
Amish farmers though. quite a few are going to rotational grazing.
-- Steve Groff
"Enhancing the Environment" http://www.cedarmeadowfarm.com/ Cedar Meadow Farm 679 Hilldale Road Holtwood, PA 17532 USA
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