>Steve, please don't start using the term organic in any way to describe
>what you are about. I know that you share some aspects of soil and
>systems management with what organic should be but I think that
>organic is quickly becoming meaningless. I think that those working,
>seriously, as you are have a future, I think that the organic community, or
>industry or what ever they are calling themselves this week, do not.
>Since I have been working with real agriculture (that's the other 99.8% of
>agriculture in this country that do not call themselves organic) for the
>past two years I find the organic discussions, all five of them, to be a
>continuous source of amusement. Indeed as I tell my colleagues
>particularly those who are fellow ex-organic bureaucrats, this has got to
>be the best spectator sport ever, I mean like since the Romans...
>By the way those five organic discussions are the same ones that have
>been going on for the past twenty years, over and over and over. They
>are like classic sitcoms, but I'm always watching for new twists.
>Semi-organic, quasi-organic, sort of-organic, almost-organic, kind
>of-organic, organic when I get around to it, organic when the inspector is
>here, organic when I feel like it.
>I figure that Al Howard, Rudy Steiner, JI Rodale, Bill Albrect and Eve
>Balfour get together every now and again to have a good laugh and cry
>together... But then again they are probably so busy with really
>important work that they don't even bother. No use crying over spilt milk
>or lost causes.
I like your attitude. Really, it doesn't matter the name. Organic? Pfui!
Good farming? Now that's the real issue. When we learn how to impart the
appropriate pattern energy to the field with a small vial of
microorganisms? Doing this with a radionic instrument at a distance? Using
the so-called BD preps? We will get million dollar results for pennies.
Virtually nobody with bags of money wants to pay for the research since
that will void all the existing agricultural industries, their
stockholders, investments, etc. But it is coming on the scene any way and
cannot be suppressed. You, because of your open mind, are one of the most
susceptible to the changes. You are going to see patterns of energy put out
in irrigation systems and all the bugs pack up and leave while nitrogen
fixing bacteria go to work.
Pattern energy. It is easy and cheap, as well as being almost universally
available. Will your eyes be opened by those getting results? Maybe. You
should check it out. When you hear a rumor you should investigate, because
some people are getting extraordinary results. You might learn to do the
same. What a savings! What practicality! I'm continually amazed that
proponents of "organic" try to sell it as harder, more expensive, something
extra, and so forth. Good farming is not these things. It is easier,
cheaper, more productive and all the rest. I've been at this 25 years and
have seen a lot.
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