In my country organic food is also more expensive than other but not so much that I couldn't afford it. But at least we don't have GMO fruits and vegetables Other products with GMO I can always avoid because we have ours enough and I buy only products from my country
Btw, can you tell me something about this [link] is it a famous Bill HR 875 about safety food, came from Monanto? What implication will it have to you as a farmer? There are lot of blogs on the net talking about it, about special police who would search for organic food in your backyard, etc.
Maybe my concern about it would sounded strange to you (I live in Croatia, on the other part of the world), but all bad things which happens in USA, come to Europe sooner or later
Obama can kiss my ass. If he brings his farm police onto my property, they might not come out alive. What I do on my land is my business. I do not grow tainted food. I do not use poison pesticides. I collect rain water and use natural proven methods as old as the Aztecs. And that is another reason I am looking forward to 2012. Obama's tenure will end. My only fear is that someone more ignorant than he is will take office and do further damage to the society in which we live. In the mean time, my green things are growing well...
In Tennessee they can meet with disfavour. I live in Hillbilly country. It is unlikely they will come on my land because I am not selling the crops I grow. Thus, they will not meet up with a warning shot to stop trespassers.
My garden is as good as it can be, but there are germs everywhere in the world. Only three percent are harmful to humans. Those of us who grew up in the country are immune to most of them since childhood.
There is always a chance that if you eat something that grew out of the ground and was not cleaned and prepped properly, you can get sick. The odds are small, but it can happen. Good kitchen practice puts you at no risk at the table.
Thus, when folks outside the household question my farming skills while eating of my veggies, I tell them that they are organically grown with great care, and that I cannot be held responsible for any unlikely side effects from consuming them.
So far, nobody has gotten ill or taken to the bad from eating of my bounty. I grow good food, some of the best there is. It's all in the dirt. It all starts with the ground...
On the market where I go to buy food every Saturday, I have a man who has organic vegetables. His food is little bit more expensive but taste is completely different. I cook, I don't buy fast food or frozen finished food. I don't drink juices, coca-cola, fanta... I live in the country where the water is clear, you don't have to buy water in the bottles for drinking. So far, so good
The extra cost of food grown without poisons is worth the price. A travesty it is to charge more, when production costs less. It is harder to farm the crop, labor wise...
Everything you put in the dirt and on your plants eventually winds up in your dinner plate. My garden is treated with three things, all organic, all harmless to humans.
1. Pepper spray - made from the oil of the Bolivian Chili Pepper, this keeps the rodents out of my garden, like an invisible fence.
2. Dipel Dust - this is white talcum powder infused with a bacterium that interferes with the digestion of parasitic insect larvae.
3. Miracle Gro Tomato Food. This is common Uric Acid with other organic salts that plants need in order to grow strong and healthy.
I also plant specimens in the garden that act as attractors for the creatures I want in there and repellents for those I do not, thus avoiding the need for chemicals that do these things.
1. Periwinkles - attract butterflies and bees who aid in pollination.
2. Portigonias - attract bees, repel gnats and mosquitoes.
3. Yellow and Orange Marigolds - repel slugs, attract butterflies.
I have had to resort to tapping water lately because there has been no rain. East Tennessee is in a state of drought. Thus, I had to install a water caddy consisting of 175 feet of heavy duty garden hose and a nine-way sprayer head. It takes abut 100 gallons of water each day to keep my garden healthy.
Most definitely! Processed food is oftentimes disgusting, (though sometimes tasty) & this stamp is awesome. c: If only more people would use this instead of injecting cows with hormones and giving little kids the e.coli virus. :c
I know that living in America leaves you no choice. Lot of young people from my country wants to go to USA, they simply don't understand how good is here
Btw, can you tell me anything about this [link] ? What does that mean, will you be still able to grow your own organic food in the backyard? I found lot of blogs about Bill 875 (which I think is that what Obama signed) and I've read only bad things about it. Everything that happens in USA, sooner or later, comes to Europe. For instance, Canada wanted to forbid natural health products. I think they haven't yet, but Europe has, month ago. I only hope that our government won't (at least until we join Europe, which I honestly hope will be never ).
I'm glad that there are still people who thinks with their own heads like you
No, but I shall watch it soon! Looks interesting. Scary, for sure. What country do you live in, if you don't mind me asking? No, I have heard nothing about it until now. I have no idea what laws are being passed in my own country. aw, thanks! you too! I wish people wouldn't let themselves be victims of ignorance so easily