Browsing All posts tagged under »organic«

Is Manure Use on Organic Farms a Food Safety Threat?

April 2, 2013


One of the most frequent criticisms or concerns I hear expressed about organic food is the suggestion that organic farmers “rely” on animal manures for fertility, so therefore, organic food is at higher risk of microbial contamination. The statement contains a number of assumptions, and I’d like to take some time to explore them. 1) […]

“Your Typical Organic Farmer”

March 22, 2013


Quick, have a look at these two pictures and tell me which one is the organic farmer: Chances are, you picked the one on the right. You’d be correct. Of course, you’d be equally correct if you picked the one on the left, too. That’s because they’re both older photos of me. That’s not usually […]

Promoting Organic: Are We Pushing or Pulling?

March 13, 2013


Starting this blog has been in the back of my mind for a number of years, and I suppose it just needed the right time and the right nudge to make it happen. I’ll use this forum to react to fuzzy logic, illogical arguments, and misinformation, but let me tell you what I REALLY want to […]