October 20, 2017 Author: Blake Hurst Article: 6 - The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals Authors Note: The author has a solid understanding regarding this topic on farming, he is a farmer himself and has been for the last 30 years, he has seen it and dealt with many issues regarding farming. I am confident he is making valid points.
Notes: The general public will believe anything that they hear, and then they try and comment on it and it gives people the wrong impression. Is Organic farming really going to survive? It cost consumers two to three times the cost because it cost more to produce. Old school farming is not the best, farmers were using way too much chemicals causing issues in the soil, but a lot of those old livestock farmers did things for a reason to protect their investment and livestock’s lively hood. These facilities look scary because of what’s in them and how they look but they are setup to protect the animals as well as keep the operations up and running. Some animals are very smart and some have no clue what they are doing half the time. Which is why there are sheds to protect animals from other animals and predators. Critics have always been after farmers and growers in the agriculture industry, its seems like the people who are working hard to earn their money are the ones who are being drawn down by people who aren’t educated. It’s unfortunate but family farms have been bought out and or dissipated away to make room for the big industry producers.
Manure has been the most commonly used source of fertilizer, it is cheap and somewhat better than what can be bought off the shelf. These uneducated people who aren’t even in the agriculture industry don’t have a grasp or understand what it takes to be in the industry but because they read something online they automatically become experts.
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