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How Chemical Fertilizers Are Destroying Our Soil and Water


Green Lifestyle  (tags: ecosystems, environment, agriculturearchitecture, ecosystems, garden, greenliving, Sustainabililty )

Alice
- 375 days ago - organicconsumers.org
Environmental pollution is a significant problem. But while most of the focus is placed on polluting industries, toxins like mercury and small particle traffic pollution, a major source of environmental devastation is caused by modern food production.



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David C. (25)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:18 am
> How Chemical Fertilizers Are Destroying Our Soil and Water
AND people's minds and even language: the guaranteed-totally-UNsustainable methods of the poison+chemical-agri-industry, hardly any of which existed before WW2, are now called "traditional", whereas organic (=normal and only method for some millennia) production has been made into something exceptional
 

Freya H. (300)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:58 am
If we could just use all the bull**** that comes out of Washington, we'd have no worries.
 

Walker E. (29)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 7:42 am
Noted and shared!
 

Lynda W. (60)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 8:30 am
We all need to read this before it's too late.
 

Tim C. (1734)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 8:54 am
ty
 

Natasha Salgado (506)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 1:52 pm
Thanks Alice 4 the info!
 

Dandelion G. (375)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 8:34 pm
Strategies like crop rotation and allowing large fields to rest would cut too deep into profits that are based on quantity, opposed to quality.

Is always about Profit before people, before animals, before eco-systems, before anything but their profits. We need to return to the small family farms, eat local, shop local, these Big Everything is killing us. David C is right on target with his comment too.
 

Pat A. (117)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 11:50 pm
Dandelion and others are right - we must start demanding quality not quantity - buy organic wherever possible - for your health's sake!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 3:01 am
Notice and shared,thanks Alice.
 

. (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 3:21 am
sadly noted - thank so much to Alice and Philip for the fw
 

Katka Oelmann (219)
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:13 am
noted. TY Alice
 

Sara P. (56)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:43 am
Thanks a lot for the very interesting info Alice.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:51 pm
and large farms are unsustainable and make it harder for the small landholders to produce enough to make a profit. Buy locally produced fruit and veg when you can.
 

KAREN G. (225)
Friday July 5, 2013, 2:14 pm
noted and shared thanks
 

Diane K. (136)
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:16 pm
noted. thx Jen & Alice!
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 4:50 am
I eat more organic food than I did when I was young.
 

Winn Adams (189)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 5:24 pm
Noted.
 

Tom Tree (254)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:13 am

Thank you for Sharing this.... !
WHAT A DAMN SHAME !
Noted & Shared Thanks!
This is REALLY SCARY STUFF !
 

ellen m. (233)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:57 pm
We're screwed.

On top of this I just saw a new tv commercial for Roundup, showing how you can be all manly and powerful just by using their new easy stream nozzle...
How these people that knowingly poison our environment sleep at night I'll never, ever understand :-(
Thanks Alice
 

lee e. (114)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:55 am
Thanks Alice - good article - greed has no shame!
 

Carmen S. (607)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:42 pm
thanks Alice for sharing this, and something needs to be done soon
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:08 am
With all the accidental poisonings across the world - children being fed pesticides by mistake, you would think there would be a world wide banning and recalling of it wouldnt you.
 
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