If you’re truly interested in organic (i.e. ecological and healthy) alternatives to chemical fertilizers, then it’s time to start scrutinizing organic growing practices and store-bought fertilizers a bit more carefully.
When you bite into an earthy organic tomato you may not be thinking about blood, bone, feces, fish sludge and antibiotics, but you should be. These “fertilizers” and the hidden chemicals inside are commonly used in organic farming and their environmental and ethical implications make them far from sustainable soil amendments.
I am by no means suggesting that we do away with “organic farming” and give the chemical companies a stronger strangle hold on the market than they already have. But it’s time that we ask these “green” growers to live up to their hype and grow sustainably and ethically with stock-free, vegan-organic methods. What does that mean? And why is veganic agriculture important?
Next: What chemicals are found in organic fertilizers? How are stock-free methods more sustainable?