Some of the largest farms are abusing the organic ethos for profit. Their eggs may carry an organic logo, but it is a travesty that the eggs from these sort of places are certified organic.
Organic Farming Archives
When temperatures drop and winter approaches it’s time to think about protecting your organic produce. Here’s a simple and inexpensive way to build a mini greenhouse.
Traditional harvesting means all the apples are shaken from the trees, and then collected by hand. The orchard produces an abundant harvest of apples, without any chemical or mechanical intervention.
Monsanto is the world’s largest producer of genetically modified (GM) seeds. Part of the company’s success comes from consumers unknowingly buying huge amounts of its products every day. Say no to GMO, say yes to healthy natural foods. If nothing else, buy organic sugar and learn about organic weed prevention!
There is a wealth of difference between ‘clean’ food that has been grown using traditional organic practices and conventionally produced food that contains dangerous chemical residues. No-one knows what the long term effects of consuming these actually are. What’s clear is the benefits of organic food are real, not just eco-marketing rhetoric.
In the 1990′s a mayor from a small town in the US challenged the state on the use of toxic industrial waste as ingredients for fertiliser. The book that reveals the whole story is called Fateful Harvest, by journalist Duff Wilson.
Organic agriculture is all about producing food in harmony with nature. It looks to improve the environment and benefit the planet and the people living on it. It’s not about maximising profits or cutting corners to save money. I know which approach I prefer.
Who wants to eat food containing substances that have no reason to be there? What are the long term, cumulative effects of consuming chemical residues day in and day out?
Exploring some of the criticisms about organic farming and erroneous claims about fertilisers and pesticides and their use in growing organic food. We look at Brian Dunning’s ‘InFact’ programme and discover he presents no reliable facts at all.
Most people water their garden plants, but all plants benefit from a little bit of extra nutrition. Here’s how to feed your garden the organic way without any costs and using nothing more than lunch and breakfast leftovers.