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Don’t use toxic ones – Be an organic farmer


If you are in the agricultural sector right now, what would be your biggest problem aside from typhoons? If you answered “pests”, you are definitely right! Since Biblical times, pests have been causing havoc all over man’s sacred fields. But let us be the first to warn you of the many-many negative side-effects of nuking.

 

If you are in the agricultural sector right now, what would be your biggest problem aside from typhoons? If you answered “pests”, you are definitely right! Since Biblical times, pests have been causing havoc all over man’s sacred fields. Locusts, worms, larvae, microbes that cause those funny spots on plant leaves, these and many more are the bane of a farmer’s existence – and if you’re a farmer in a Third World Developing Country, we bet you’ve at least considered using some sort of pesticide to combat these pesky little nuances. But let us be the first to warn you of the many-many negative side-effects of nuking your whole field before you touch that spray can of doom.

 

Many of you won’t argue that poison is bad for you. Poison kills things. That makes it very bad. “But what if I’m using it to protect my crops from those thieving little demons, West Grains?” you might say. Well what you’re really doing is solving one problem with another problem: all that pesticide not only goes into the soil and completely screws up the natural balance of nutrients with chemicals, it also screws with the air we breathe and the water we drink. It’s called land, air and water pollution, and your Science teacher might have fallen short of explaining the sad news about the indiscriminate use of such harmful chemical. See, if the pesticide you use goes into the earth, it will literally poison the land and cause a whole cluster of chain reactions too complex to explain to an internet plebeian, so let us simplify:

 

Chemicals are man-made things. As with all man-made things, it oppresses nature a lot. It causes all sorts of bad things to happen, namely the loss of nutrients in the soil. Less nutrients means less productive plantations, and all those chemicals you let drip onto the earth? Well they seep even deeper, straight in to our water supply. Guess who needs to drink water in order to live: That’s right, US. All those chemicals you sprayed into the air gets released into the atmosphere – much like when someone smokes in one corner of the room, that nasty air eventually dispenses and covers all sorts of territory – and no matter how minute something is, as ants will tell you if they could speak, they cause all sorts of catastrophes when put together.

 

Now let’s say you are really careful with your pesticide application. Say you didn’t manage to get any sprayed onto the soil, or into any bodies of water, or into the atmosphere. Does that mean everyone is safe? You know the answer to that.

 

Not all of us wash our vegetables as thoroughly as we should. Just ask any local eatery cook – or alternatively you can just look at their work environment. It’s mostly unsanitary. Just a quick rinse is what most vegetables and fruit get at best, and that’s unwittingly harmful to the masses.

 

Instead we offer you this wonderful suggestion: stop trying to fight nature with science. It never really works out well, just look at the movies! Instead you can opt for greener, more organic solutions like introducing your pests’ worst nightmares – their natural predators!