I look forward to learning more about organics. I have a petition about the toxics in beauty and personal care products I would love for you to sign it.
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I am very interested in organic foods and wonder if you have a newsletter about fungus-destroying diets, healthful food, grass-fed meats, and non-fungus foods. I assume that any newsletters will come to my e-mail address, although I had not been asked for it at the time of joining. I hope I have joined!
http://video.stumbleupon.com/#p=a56fkeshy7--bit on sustainable farming
My real interese is growing yr own- Am about to start again and include some arguments- Asa contribution am planning to summarize what I find out.
This is a set of reasons for growing yr own
Pesticides fungicides fertilizers genetic modification where no-one accounts for the serendipity of the effect- the combination of what are only individually tested chemicals – all point to growing ones own.
The energy crisis associated with the fossil fuels that have generated global warming as well as forming the base for much of the equip ment used in growing plants and in desicatting the soil are also becoming expensive. And the cost of transport as well as the cost of growing food on increasingly depleted soil and with the handicaps caused by global warming like floods droughts and in some cases tidal waves tsunamis earthquakes salination etc there is also a case now for growing your own .
The advent of genetically modified foods and their seeds which have been tested with no real knowledge of their flow on effect -particularly if it is combined by the ingestion
of more than one variety of them strenghens the realization that growing your own may be important for your long term survival and for your physical and economic health.
But city dwellers feel they have not space or time. This is a summary of what I have read on the subject and it suggests that it may well be possible to cut down the time invested to an hour a day
That way one gains the advantage of knowing where your food comes from and the comfort of being able to afford it . The awareness that it is safe and that you are looking after the planet is also a nice incentive. For we all want our friends and relations and our country to survive. As global warming is now established any small enterprise of this sort can help the planet.
Growing on the premises also of course saves the time and energy we would use shopping and carrying what we have bought home,That is an energy and time advantage we can divert for this enterprise.. Both physical energy and fossil fuel energy .
And do not forget that doing this also represents a saving of time devoted to working to get the money to buy the food..
It also allows us to cut down on packaging and therefore on our own pollution . Bearing in mind that plastics like everything else produced by using fossil fuel are coming under suspicion of being carcegenic , this too looks like a considerable gain.. Plastic bags as a hazard to wildlife are of course too well known to comment on we have all seen those agonizing photos of birds and fish.
It has furthur if one extends at all outdoors the pleasures of raising ones own ecosystem with things like worms and lizards and bugs of different sorts. And of getting into contact with the soil. In any case it offers the nice feeling of seeing something tangible for what one has done and substituting something else for telly.
As regard s growing food in the home. the during WW11 the “ Victory Gardens” where tomatoes and cucumbers ,tomatoes and bell peppersand citrus were grown beside sunny windows and window boxes of loose leaf lettuce ,radishes green onions cress baby carrots and turnips are also possible.
A planter box of vegetables on the roof or balcony or in a courtyard may also be possible. There nmay also be room to raise meat rabbits or chickens.
You may also be able to share a patio or backyard with neighbors or use an empty lot or unused city land. Maybe persuade the local council to use part of a city park..
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Last entry 203 days ago????????? YIKES! I thought this site would be BUSY with all sorts of info! Go Organic!!!!!!!!!! I adore our local co-op. Actually, many grocery stores are getting on the organic wagon! Double YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have always felt good clean food is prevenative medicine! I don't like going to the doctor! icky Blessings to all--Karen
I find that Organic Consumers Association has the best information on GMO's which I believe everyone needs to be educated on. I am part of organicconsumers.org and the group on facebook and they are a great source of information. It's also a great way to take action.
IM lost. I love my organic food,garden.Were are all the organics?
Yes, You are right Organic Consumers Association is a great way to educate yourselfs and another good one is Millions against Monsanto. We need to get out there and spead the word to anyone who will listen, Its scary to see so many people walking around with blinders on. Hitler had the gas cambers, Monsanto has the USDA.
Yeah, Monsanto is bad,too bad, eh? Now they're going to put out GMO-roundup ready alfalfa. Those guys should be horsewhipped for putting profits ahead of the health of the environment. It's good to spread the word about organics and Monsanto, and everything else, but too many people have blinders on and too much mental traffic to hear or even care. What can we do?
Monsanto haven't notice their organic contraries are humongously millionaires! - Without harming no one! - But for Monsanto having the possibility to grow GE seeds,organic companys must lift their boot from it's neck.And it's happening...
Monsanto's Genetically Modified Seeds are deadly to human health and earths soils, one of Monsanto RoundUp Ultra is highly concentrated version of Monsanto's glyphosate herbicide. Farmers all over the world are seeing thier corps fail because this type of Big Agriculture is killiing the nutrients in the soils. And causing new diseases in crops. Genetically Modified plants, soy bean, cotton, cottonseed, canola and so on have had foreign GENES forced into their DNA. The inserted genes come from species such as bacteria and viruses, Which have never been in the human food supply. And this has been going on since back in the 60's. When Monsanto came up with Agent Orange, that was sprayed on thousands of soldiers and people that caused major sickness and death. Please Educate Yourself and Childern. If you get sick its because of the food your eating and drinking.
I just joined this group to read up on some organic information and shares. I hope this group can pick up soon and I look forward to contributing