- Because of incorrect farming methods our soil has been depleted of nutrients
- Artificial fertilizers lead to artificial nutrients in the plants, which lead to artificial nutrients feeding our meat animals, which leads to artificial nutrients being eaten by men and women.
- Chemical fertilizers kill most of the micro-organisms and worms in the top soil (Worms help to increase the amount of air and water that gets into the soil. They break down organic matter, like leaves and grass into things that plants can use. When they eat, they leave behind castings that are a very valuable type of fertilizer. Earthworms are like free farm help) and they trickle down through the ground to contaminate underground water supplies. These chemical fertilizers also deplete trace minerals from the soil and contaminate crops.
- Pesticides do not work. When you pick up a bottle many of them have a skull and cross bones on their labels. This is the sign for poison. The warning statements include; Use extreme caution, do not inhale, do not allow any contact with skin or hair, do not dispose of near water, keep away from livestock, may cause blindness or death if taken internally. “NOW LETS APPLY THIS TO OUR GROWING FOOD”.
- Pesticide production increased 3,300.00% from 1945 to 1990 and crop loss due to insects increased 20%
- The slow release of natural organic fertilizer is a result of microorganisms in the soil breaking down the organic material into an inorganic form. This process makes the nutrients available for a longer time over the growing season and preserves soil nutrients, instead of leeching them out like chemical fertilizers do.
- Try your own little garden with heritage seed that have not been genetically modified. Start your own compost pile for a natural fertilizer source.
- What you cannot grow for yourself can be supplemented by purchasing Organic produce at local farmers markets. They have more nutrients and are safer for you and your family. Some food co-ops even deliver to your door.
- Do not be confused and frustrated about where to start on your organic food journey. Just start with one thing. For instance, try some home grown organic tomatoes. Taste the difference! I was lucky enough to have a patient bring in some home grown patio tomatoes. I cut them into a salad and I was so surprised at the flavor. I have never tasted a tomato like that. It actually had a delicious flavor that I had NEVER tasted from a supermarket tomato. Once you have tried homegrown, you will probably want to go out and buy yourselves some vegetable plants. It’s fun, exciting and a healthy choice.
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