Toll of Organic Farming

“The Hidden Cost of Organic Farming,” By Dan Janzen.corn_spider_mite
I was prompted to begin blogging upon my return from three and a half months of agricultural development work among the Nasa and Guambiano Native Americans in Cauca Department of Colombia. People were giving them books to read promoting 100% organic methods with all kinds of information which, in my opinion, was grossly misrepresenting the facts. Many different organizations including ones from the government were promoting 100% organic methods. The pressure to produce strictly organically was very intense and I encountered it in many forms. When outsiders were visiting there was pressure to convince the outsiders that they were 100% organic but truth be told many of the Native Americans were using synthetic chemicals to ensure that they had a crop. Read more.

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