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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    so you are going to feed the world on small output farms?
    No, realistically such things cannot happen overnight. The soil is terribly depleted in many parts of the world but things will change because they must...and people will starve just as they did last summer.

    China and India are running out of water to continue to farm in the industrial manner. The aquifers are drying up.

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    What do you think will happen when gas hits $20. a gallon and fertilizer prices quadruple? There will be a lot of people looking at organic methods.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    Especially if your parents had a high build up of nasty chemicals in their tissues.
    From the E.P.A.

    Cancer Incidence and Mortality

    The incidence of childhood cancer increased from 1975 until about 1990. The frequency of the disease appears to have become fairly stable overall since 1990. Mortality has declined substantially during the last 25 years, due largely to improvements in treatment.

    The causes of cancer in children are poorly understood, though in general it is thought that different forms of cancer have different causes. Established risk factors for the development of childhood cancer include family history, genetic defects, radiation, and certain pharmaceutical agents used in chemotherapy.47 Evidence from epidemiological studies suggests that environmental contaminants such as pesticides and certain chemicals, in addition to radiation, may contribute to an increased frequency of some childhood cancers.32 Some studies have found that children born to parents who work with or use such chemicals are more likely to have cancer in childhood.48 It may be that the chemicals cause mutations in parents' germ cells that may increase the risk of their children developing certain cancers, or perhaps the parental exposure is passed on to the child while in utero, affecting the child directly. Children's direct exposures to such chemicals also may contribute to cancer.
    I love all the weasel words they use....
    Certainly high concentrations of certain chemicals have been found to be the culprit, but for those of us not living near a chemical plant, breathing foul air and drinking contaminated water, the odds are not changed significantly.
    Living down wind of a coal fired electric generation plant probably causes lots of disease, but we need the electricity, so people don't complain so much.
    Lots of people die from alcohol abuse, directly or indirectly (traffic accidents), but we haven't banned it yet.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Life is a crapshoot.......
    Yeh! No kidding! It is hard to know which is the greater health hazard: the plastic bottle so many people drink from or the crappy beverage it contains.

    No one has really studied this stuff, in depth, so I go with the pre-cautionary principle to the extent that I can afford it.

    Beyond my personal health and the frightening incidence of cancer I see in my family and community, there are a whole lot of reasons why sustainable farming practices are important for the planet. This is not a touchy/ feelly sentiment. Industrial farming practices are the ones that are not sustainable.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    No, because stuff like organic food is girly liberal crap. "Let's go eat some organic cheese and then fill up our hemp baskets with Obama stickers!!"

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    yes its organic, I tried eating rocks and dirt but it was bad for my teeth.


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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    i do eat organic. it is not that difficult to procure and it tastes better. i am vegan as well. i eat many things that start with the letter V.
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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    a gay liberal, whodathunkit

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    No, realistically such things cannot happen overnight. The soil is terribly depleted in many parts of the world but things will change because they must...and people will starve just as they did last summer.

    China and India are running out of water to continue to farm in the industrial manner. The aquifers are drying up.

    How would small scale farming an these aquifiers work without population reduction?



    And...

    What do you think will happen when gas hits $20. a gallon and fertilizer prices quadruple? There will be a lot of people looking at organic methods.


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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    How would small scale farming an these aquifiers work without population reduction?
    I get the impression that most people, here, have not done very much farming or gardening.

    On a well managed small farm, there are lots of ways to reduce water consumption although it takes time to build up the soil. In any case, starvation has always occurred somewhere on the globe due to politics and distribution not global food quantity. As it happens, china is well aware of their diminishing ability to feed themselves. That is why they are quietly buying large tracks of land in Africa.

    I general, the situation can only be resolved with planning and forward thinking cooperation. Right now, Americans are gleefully demanding cheap oil for our gas guzzling trucks- this would be our great grandchildren's precious fertilizer.

    As far as I can see, U.S. energy and farm policy steals from the future to make us unhealthy, today.

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    Re: Do you eat organic food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    I get the impression that most people, here, have not done very much farming or gardening.

    On a well managed small farm, there are lots of ways to reduce water consumption although it takes time to build up the soil. In any case, starvation has always occurred somewhere on the globe due to politics and distribution not global food quantity. As it happens, china is well aware of their diminishing ability to feed themselves. That is why they are quietly buying large tracks of land in Africa.

    I general, the situation can only be resolved with planning and forward thinking cooperation. Right now, Americans are gleefully demanding cheap oil for our gas guzzling trucks- this would be our great grandchildren's precious fertilizer.

    As far as I can see, U.S. energy and farm policy steals from the future to make us unhealthy, today.




    I am still not sure how you could sustain this population on small organic farms? Are you saying people need to die off?
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