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Food: How can anyone claim their farm produce is truly organic?

I guess, at this point in time, with the current world situation, purposely eliminating as many chemicals and unnatural growth aids in the food supply route is the best that we can do. Hopefully, it helps in some way. - JOYCE M. COOMER

By Joyce M. Coomer
Personal Commentary

A friend and I were discussing the problem of getting "healthy" foods since so much crop and animal production is planned around rapid growth and lowered investment, a situation that lends itself to overuse of antibiotics, growth hormones, herbicides and pesticides, and no telling what other chemicals.

In the course of mulling this over for a few days, something occurred to me: How can anyone claim their farm produce is truly organic?


I know that people who grow organic produce and livestock don't use chemical fertilizers or growth hormones, nor give animals antibiotics. Nor do they utilize herbicides and pesticides. Compost and cover crops can be used for fertilization, along with other natural items. But . . .

Think about it. Nearly any soil you can test in nearly the entire world is going to show some contamination from vehicle exhaust, chemicals of all types, herbicides and pesticides that have gotten into the groundwater, antibiotics that are excreted from all animal life (including homo sapiens) and get into the groundwater, anything that gets into the groundwater winds up in rainfall, water from municipal sources not only has above mentioned contamination but added chemicals to "purify" the water, and if you are utilizing a well on your own property, everything mentioned above is also in that well water.

I guess, at this point in time, with the current world situation, purposely eliminating as many chemicals and unnatural growth aids in the food supply route is the best that we can do. Hopefully, it helps in some way.

Joyce M. Coomer


This story was posted on 2015-08-20 14:55:26
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