GreenAgric's Blog

18. Sep, 2016

This article is not intended to try and convince the 'skeptics'


they must understand that ...
'if you cannot change your mind, you cannot change anything'

that and those that resort to 'easy quick fixes'
are just too lazy to do the research themselves ...
and generally have no concern about others and nature ...

No Pesticides : We know that conventionally grown foods are TOXIC and consistently contain residues of chemicals that are harmful to humans and animals … thousands of pesticide products containing chemicals both singly or in combination, are used in conventional farming and by home growers to kill insects and other pests. Many of these chemicals have been implicated in human and animal cancers, heart disease, diabetes nervous system disorders, and other serious illnesses …

No Herbicides : Glyphosate and related herbicides are used to kill weeds and grasses that compete with crops … and are often used irresponsibly by most 'lazy' farmers and growers … glyphosate is carcinogenic having the potential to cause cancer in humans and animals ... and can be found in the soil for up to two years after it's use ...

More Antioxidants : Organically grown fruit, veggies and herbs have higher antioxidant levels than conventionally grown foods … on average, the organic crops studied contained about one-third higher antioxidant content than comparable conventional produce. It also noted that levels of specific vitamins, flavonoids, and other health-protective compounds in organic foods were two or three times those found in matched samples of conventional foods ...

Better for the Earth : A 22-year study at Cornell University found that raising crops organically produces the same or better yields compared to conventional farming, but uses 30 percent less energy, less water, and no toxic chemicals … The study also found that organic farming conserved more water in the soil, caused less erosion, maintained soil quality, and conserved more biological resources than conventional farming ...
The study is a review of the Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial, the longest running comparison of organic vs conventional farming and has been ongoing for 35 years …

Efficient : Contrary to arguments that only conventional farming methods can meet the world’s need for food, a series of studies has shown that organic farming is just as productive, if not more so … A study reported in the March-April 2008 issue of Agronomy Journal showed that organic methods produced as much if not more, as yielded by conventional methods, and organic farming methods build up soil instead of depleting it …

Fresh, Great Tasting ; Organic food simply tastes better !!! … Make a commitment to buy, or better still grow, your own organic food …

Reference Sources :
FST Fast Facts

* Organic yields match or exceed conventional yields ...

* Organic outperforms conventional in years of drought ...

* Organic farming systems build rather than deplete soil organic matter, making it a more sustainable system ...

* Organic farming uses 45% less energy and is more efficient ...

* Conventional systems produce 40% more greenhouse gases ...

* Organic farming systems are more profitable than conventional ...

http://rodaleinstitute.org/assets/FST-Brochure-2015.pdf

and others …

To Be Continued …

Author :
Pete Moore of GreenAgric
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21. Aug, 2016

Here is an Excellent Article ...
by Anastasia of Diet of Life ...

and for personalised ...
'Best Help and Advice' ...

with Your Green Project Challenges ...
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22. Jun, 2016


1. GET THE NUTRITION YOU NEED & ENJOY TASTIER FOOD

Many studies have shown that Organically grown food has more minerals and nutrients that we need, than food grown with synthetic pesticides. There’s a good reason why many chefs use organic foods in their recipes … they taste better !!! Organic growing starts with the nourishment of the soil, which eventually leads to the nourishment of the plant and, ultimately our bodies.

2. SAVE MONEY
Growing your own food can help cut the cost of the grocery bill. Instead of spending hundreds of Rands every month at the supermarket on food that don’t really nourish you, spend time in the garden, outside, exercising, learning to grow your own food.

3. PROTECT FUTURE GENERATIONS
The average child receives four times more exposure than an adult to at least eight widely used cancer-causing pesticides in food. Food choices you make now will impact your child’s future health.


4. PREVENT SOIL EROSION
Soil Conservation have proven that billions of tons of topsoil are eroded from the croplands each year. That means soil erodes seven times faster than it’s built up naturally. Soil is the foundation of the food chain in organic growing. However, in conventional growing, the soil is only used more as a medium for holding plants in a vertical position so they can be chemically fertilised. As a result, we are suffering from the worst soil erosion in history.

5. PROTECT WATER QUALITY
Water makes up two-thirds of our body mass and covers three-fourths of the planet. Environmental Protection Agencies estimate pesticides - SOME CANCER CAUSING - contaminate the groundwater, polluting the primary source of drinking water for more than half the country’s population.

6. SAVE ENERGY
Farms have changed drastically in the last three generations, from family-based small businesses dependent on human energy to large-scale factory farms. Modern farming uses more petroleum than any other single industry, consuming 12 percent of the country’s totally energy supply. More energy is now used to produce synthetic fertilisers than to cultivate and harvest all of the crops grown. If you are growing your own food, you are cutting down on transportation and pollution costs.

7. KEEP CHEMICALS OFF YOUR PLATE
Many pesticides approved for use by the Government were registered long before extensive research linking these chemicals to cancer and other diseases had been established. Now 60 percent of all herbicides, 90 percent of all fungicides and 30 percent of all insecticides are CARCINOGENIC. Pesticides are causing millions of cancer cases among Africans. If you are growing your own food, you have control over what does, or doesn’t, go into it. The bottom line is that pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms and can also harm humans. In addition to cancer, pesticides are implicated in birth defects, nerve damage and genetic mutations.

8. PROTECT FARM WORKERS & HELP SMALL FARMERS
A National Cancer Institute study found that farmers exposed to herbicides had six times more risk than non-farmers of contracting cancer. Pesticide poisonings among farm workers have doubled in recent years. Field workers suffer the highest rates of occupational illness in the country. Farm worker health is a serious problem in all developing nations, where pesticide use can be poorly regulated. An estimated 1 million people are poisoned annually by pesticides.

Although a few large-scale farmers are making the conversion to organic practices, most organic farms are small, independently owned family farms of fewer than 100 acres. Organic farming could be one of the few survival tactics left for family farms.

9. PROMOTE BIODIVERSITY
Mono-cropping is the practice of planting large plots of land with the same crop year after year. While this approach tripled farm production between 1950 and 1970, the lack of natural diversity of plant life has left the soil lacking in natural minerals and nutrients. To replace the nutrients, chemical fertilisers are used, often in increasing amounts. Single crops are also much more susceptible to pests, making farmers more reliant on pesticides. Despite a tenfold increase in the use of pesticides between 1947 and 1974, crop losses due to insects have doubled, partly because some insects have become genetically resistant to certain pesticides.

10. HELP BEAUTIFY YOUR COMMUNITY
Consider Community Gardening … Besides being used to grow food, community gardens are also a great way to beautify a community, and to bring pride in ownership. Community Gardens are a way of helping, those in your community, who are less fortunate than you may be.

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9. Jun, 2016

Grow Your Own Food ...
Save Your Own Water ...
Plant Trees to Clean the Air ...

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8. Jun, 2016

 

* Soil Erosion is almost eliminated ...
* Drastically increases water infiltration and therefore retention (less evaporation) by the soil …
* Elimination or huge decrease in growth of weeds and unwanted grasses ...
* Controls soil temperature making it easier to grow crops throughout the year ...
* Encourages the increase in Microbes in the soil which produce nutrients, as well as assisting in pest control ...
* Organisms like mycorrhizal fungi, which make commensal associations with crop roots, benefiting both the plant and fungus and earthworms, which increase the water retention of the soil, are allowed to flourish …
* Increases soil quality ...
* The reducing of global warming footprint is immense ...
* Huge Reduction in labour …
* Huge Reduction in costs ...

 

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