Klaus wrote the below message snipped most. I can't deney that there is
probably dishonest folks in the food growing world. But it is a non-organic
farmer who is lying by saying he is organic. NOT the organic grower who is
telling the truth but getting a bad name because of the liars. Some years
ago a local evening show tested local organics it passed. The lastest
consumer reports study Jan. '99 I believe which tested pesticides residue of
foods, in it the organics tested "passed" the test.
So remember from your study who the liars were non-organic growers.
The extra effort we, at our farm ,are putting into getting certified
organic should darn it count for something. Beth
now: what would be your conclusions from these results ??
> (we did not draw further conclusions in the publication beside
> the usual scientific babble you'll found under "conclusions".
> but looking back my own conclusions were:
> a) don't rely on food declared as "organic" on the farmer market
> b) people are willing to cheat to get the higher price for
> c) take a look at the farm of the seller (if there's ANY at all)
> d) certification is only the partial answer, CONTROLS are more
> e) forget about fantasy names as "truly organic", "BIO-DYNAMIC",
> "biologically produced", "organic", "naturally grown".
> me relying on claimed organic food of unknown providence without
> a registered label ?? forget it !!!!
> f) rely on your home-grown food, your neigbor farmer or even
> better your friend, who is a farmer and who tells me: "this
> part of the field with leaks is sprayed against aphids (if the
> whole batch of 250.000 leaks contains ONE living aphid, the
> substitute of the supermarket chain will return the entire
> batch on MY costs), this part on the left isn't sprayed and
> for own consumption. take as much as you need, wash it for
> removing the aphids, which MIGHT be between the leaves and for
> that you'll install my new hard disk in my pc, when we're home
> again. that's an option for me and maybe a lot of people, who
> read here, because they have daily and intense contact with
> farmers and know the behinds. but is this an option for the
> other consumers ???
> any more conclusion, any objections ?
> what measures would you take to protect you from these false
> claims of some "make-money-fast" boys ?? would you take any at
> all or let them do their dirty work ??
> klaus wiegand
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