Why Organic Gardening?
Why would anyone choose organic gardening?
Besides being a lot healthier, it is a whole lot cheaper than the alternative.
Did you know that it is a fact that through the use of green manuring and composting there is little need of other amendments required for fertilization of your garden? Once your garden or farm has been successfully converted to organic principles and soil microbes have been restored to the soil, there is no longer a dependency on having to purchase fertilizers in order to grow.
It has been proven and well documented since the early 1900’s that plant diseases and insect infestations are practically eliminated whenever organic gardening and farming methods are put into use.
Furthermore people who eat food that has been cultivated in this manner are far less prone to disease and sickness as those who don’t.
(Source: “An Agricultural Testament” by Sir Albert Howard, Other India Press 1940)
Unfortunately there are a handful of very powerful multi national corporations that don’t want you to know that and they have politicians on both sides in their pocket to keep it out of the major news outlets.
Their goal is to keep you "ignorant and enslaved" to having to repurchase their seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. In spite of the fact that it is destroying our environment, altering our DNA and propagating and in some cases, even creating new disease.
This knowledge is a threat to their profits which is why they are busy pursuing a multi-prong attack from suing organic farmers at every opportunity to lobbying for legislation that increase regulations and operating costs for commercial organic producers and family farms.
Do you think this is a little over the top, maybe a even a bit conspiratorial?
Then you may find it hard to accept the fact that these corporations have successfully lobbied to legally “recycle” toxic waste that would normally cost them millions to dispose of.
How do they recycle it?
They put it in the fertilizer you use in your garden and lawns!
The EPA was successfully lobbied (read that influenced) and has written regulatory laws that make it perfectly legal. Manufacturers even have an exemption from having to list the ingredients on the packaging!
I encourage you to go to Amazon.com and get your own copy of the book “Fateful Harvest” by Duff Wilson, Harper-Collins Publishers 2001
This is the true story Patty Martin, the courageous mayor of a Quincy, Washington that put herself and her family on the line to expose the deadly secret of the fertilizer companies.
Why haven’t I ever heard of this?
The truth is it would be impossible to eliminate everyone who knows, so instead it is suppressed in the major "main stream" media outlets.
The Environmental Protection Agency is an oxymoron and yet another example of the massive corruption and ineptitude the dominates in Washington, D.C.
Companies That Use Toxic Waste in fertilizers
The following list of fertilizers that tested positive for the toxins listed below. 16 of these have multiple readings that are higher than recommended by the Federal Government, yet it is still legal to sell them. This is NOT by any means an all inclusive list. Some companies may have changed their names or products names since this was published!
The Andersons (0-0-0-36 Zn) [M]
Cenex 11-52-0 [ID]
Monterey Micronized Neutral Zn [CA]
Liquid Iron [MN]
BCA Products [MN]
Cenex 18-46-0 [ID]
Cenex 18-46-0 [MT]
Scotts Winterizer [VA]
Scotts Step 1 [VA]
The Andersons (6-24-24) [MI]
Howard Johnson's [VA]
Agway 10-20-20-6S [PA]
Scotts TurfBuilder [VA]
The Andersons (6-24-24) [IN]
Farmer's Favorite [GA]
UAP Northwest 36% Zinc [WA]
Agway 10-220-20 [PA]
Lesco Turf Builder [GA]
American Plant Food [TX]
UAP Northwest 10% Boron [WA]
Please note these are NOT the naturally occurring metals that do have an important role in our soil, these are waste metals from various manufacturing process that are highly toxic. Aluminum, High levels - asthma, Alzheimer's, bone diseases
Antimony, High levels - lung and stomach problems
Arsenic, 60ppm is fatal; Low levels – nausea, decreased blood cells,blood vessel damage
Barium, Breathing difficulty, increased blood pressure, stomachirritation, damage to brain, liver, heart, kidney and spleen
Beryllium, High levels - lung damage; Low levels - allergies,inflammation, rashes
Boron, Nose, throat and eye irritation
Cadmium, High levels - stomach irritation; Low levels - kidneydisease, lung damage, fragile bones
Chromium, Hexavalent Chromium – nose, lung, stomach, liver andkidney damage; skin ulcers
Cobalt, High levels – lung damage
Copper, Suspected respiratory, reproductive, gastrointestinal orliver development and cardiovascular toxicant
Lead, Kidney, nervous and immune systems damage
Mercury, High levels - brain, kidney, fetus damage; Low levels - lungdamage, nausea, increased blood pressure, skin irritation
Manganese, Suspected respiratory, reproductive, gastrointestinal orliver and neurotoxicant
Molybdenum, Suspected neurotoxicant
Nickel, Allergies, asthma
Selenium, Bronchitis; Contact results in rashes, swelling
Silver, Suspected skin or sense organ toxicant
Thallium, High levels - nervous system damage; Short term ingestion- lungs, kidneys, liver and heart effects and death.
Uranium, Kidney disease
Vanadium, Irritation of lungs, throat and eyes
The question yet unanswered is, "What are the cumulative effects of repeated fertilization?" These toxins have been used year after year in for crop fertilization, home gardens and by lawn care companies. You have been eating it and your children have played in it for years.
Source Cited: Report by Matthew Shaffer, Toxics Policy Advocate CALPIRG Charitable Trust, The State PIRGs
WASTE LANDS: THE THREAT OF TOXIC FERTILIZER
For those who live in the Memphis area, think about this the next time you hear "Lemme kill your weeds." You might want to ask yourself what else is being killed in the process?
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