Don’t be stupid people. Thats one way of starting this post, another way could be.. Nah.. there is no other way.
While I find the thought of organic products beautiful, all should be aware of the fine line between ripping people off and making sense. There is also a fine line between making sense and being afraid of the unknown.
I think most of us can agree on pesticides, weed killers and various other crop-crowth enhancers might not be best for our general health. Conventional farming uses all kind of chemicals, that’s no secret. But what is your alternatives?
Well, organic farming is probably your choice which is fine, the products are usually more expensive for less. But they should be less infested with exotic chemicals. So thats all good, some products like eggs might even look better. The yolk in organic eggs are usually less pale looking.
Next alternative, is not really an alternative. It is more like organic gone insane. It’s called biodynamic. It follows the rules laid out by some guy called Rudolph Steiner. In short it is something about, harvesting the crops the third day after full moon while chanting and dancing. It probably also requires the urine from a virgin owl collected by naked twins during the first snowfall, or something like that. And then it is by the way also organic. Needless to say it is expensive, but you can really taste the urine….
Finally there is the big no-no. The society has already made its choice. GMO is dangerous, GMO will make us all to 3-headed, 7-legged, doubled-nosed pink mutants. But… what if… The GMO was organic. If you think of it, GMO could probably coexist with organic farming. The whole point of GMO is not making anybody mutants, it is taking the scientific short cut. GMO actually isn’t different from the old way of refining crops, but instead of spending 50 years or more to get the wanted result, GMO is doing it in a few years.
What we get out of it is crops, who doesn’t need pesticides, because they naturally can resist what ever fungus or bug they might be exposed to. They aren’t sprayed with growth enhancers because the are already growing as fast and high (or short) as they can. Isn’t that basically what organic farmers are trying to achieve? No chemicals on the crops. Of course the whole GMO-organic thingy is much more complicated, but maybe GMO shouldn’t be seen as a mean to make people to pink mutants, but maybe as a way to reduce some of the pesticide outlet. It can only be healthier for everybody to get less of those weird chemicals.
Or am I just wrong?