I oftentimes keep my opinions to myself throughout daily life. This is likely due to the fact that my farming beliefs and eating beliefs lie outside of what is commonplace. I deal with traditional farmers every day. These farmers work very hard and are very wise in their ways. The traditional view of farming is geared for maximum profit and maximum output. In order to accomplish this, expenditures are a must. These expenditures can be justified by the bottom line of increased production to a level above that of the expense. This has to include time on my humble opinion.
Traditional farming is centered around the idea of maximum yield. In order to do this, fertilizers, growth hormones, daily antibiotics, daily dewormers, daily coccidiostats and production hormones are given. I worry about the end result in the food chain. What are all of these chemicals truly doing to the people that consume all of these end products?
I watch as little girls mature at an earlier age and wonder why.
I watch the cancer rate increase and wonder why.
I watch the rate of ADD and ADHD increase and wonder why.
I watch the increasing rate of Autism….especially among males skyrocket and I wonder why.
There has to be a reason for the increases in these diseases and concerns that I can raise off the top of my head. Many things could go into these issues. It could
be the increase in nutrition has allowed young ladies to mature at a faster rate. It may be that there is more radiation in our daily lives due to cell phones, electricity, microwaves, and supposed reducti
on of the ozone layer (whatever happened to that concern by the way?…..o yeah I think it was replaced with the rabid religion of global warming if you ask me). Could it simply be blamed on hormones, glyphosate, GMO products, antibiotic usage, fertilizers and other factors that we have attributed to progress?
Again I will reference Dr. Don Huber as far as the concerns about GMO products and glyphosate application at an increased rate. In fact, he states that he would rather drink DDT than glyhposate. What is glyphosate you ask? It is the ingredient in ROUND UP that basically kills just about every living plant that it comes into contact, except those that are GMO products. GMO stand for Genetically Modified Organism. A lot of information can be found using google.com.
I will stop with the questions for now, but back to the title of the post. This makes me a bit of an outcast. I am okay with that title. I will take being an outcast if it ends up being for the betterment of my family and friends. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like having to be against the grain, but it is fine in this case. I figure it this way: They defend the practices stating that there has never been a problem with these practices and that “science” has proven that all of it is safe….I, however, am not going to drink the stuff, so I will strive to provide my family with food that is free of all the garbage. In the end, the result is that I may have wasted some time and money, but if I am right….I will be standing strong in the end.
So Stand Strong and Live life to the utmost!