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TH Mag: The Shocking Roots of the Organic Food Movement

cedar rebellion Wrote: Aug 25, 2013 6:30 AM
I, for one, have absolutely no trouble distinquishing a potato from a rock. The rock may be crunchy but it sure ain't "organic". If you've ever raised a garden and grown a singe potato plant, you know how the the potato beetles will just kill your plants. And they're just one of a host of ravenous pests, not to even mention below ground potato worms. Oh, and the things called "blight" that brought all thoses Irish to America. It's silly. What most people like are the "heirloom" veggies since they usually taste better than the ones that are resisitent to the things that destroy crops. Even then, heirlooms like Rutgers tomatoes were "developed" to be resistent to wilt but still taste really great. Like windmills, organic farming is a myth that would, if practised 100%, just mean massive starvation on a scale way beyond Biblical. "Organic food" is the realm of feel gooders, snobs, the Left and the long list of baying at the moon, barking mad, loony greenie tree huggers howling in the forest at the loss of tree cut down to make the home you live in.
Marie150 Wrote: Aug 25, 2013 9:44 AM
Maybe but that is none of our business. If it makes them happy. Unless of course they begin to force organics on the nation through the government.
Mr. Right Wrote: Aug 25, 2013 9:39 AM
If you can't control potato beetles without pesticides, you should stay out of the garden. But I need to ask: would you rather have the odd beetle show up or drink a glass of chloronicotinyl?

Your notion that organic farming would result in massive starvation is a line of propaganda made up by large corporate farmers who are too big to actually farm and who must rely on chemicals to control nature; and by government officials who realize that, with regulation, subsidies, and credit controls, they can control those big farmers. There are plenty of organic farmers who produce as much per acre as any "conventional" farmer. Actually, the term conventional farming is propaganda. Man has been farming for thousands of years. Chemicals have been introduced only since the mid 20th century. And yet, the monopolists have usurped the term conventional. How Leninist!

Those who think of organic as you obviously do have drunk the Kool-aid of the leftists who, since Wilson, have sought to control every aspect of our life. The USDA and the FDA are to food production in this country what Obamacare will be to healthcare. Disasterous. But, because such controls have been institutionalized for a few generations, we are accustomed to them. Just like Social Security. SS has been disastrous to the middle class working people of this country but government shills have convinced a majority of the masses that they can't live without it.

Organic, small scale, sustainable agriculture is conservative capitalism. An awful lot of the organic farmers I know and know of are conservatives, albeit somewhat in the closet given their customer base. Liberals might think organic is a good idea because it makes them feel good but, just like with welfare, they think it's a good idea as long as someone else is putting forth the effort.
Chestertonfan Wrote: Aug 25, 2013 7:38 AM
Cedar, that was very well said!