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Good Farming Practices

Interesting site on good farming practices and proper slaughtering (don’t think I could do it though).

Controlling weeds and pests

“Pests do not arise because of a deficiency of pesticide in the environment any more than headaches result from a lack of aspirin in the blood stream. We get headaches because of the way we conduct our lives, and we get pests in the fields because of the way we manage them.”
— S.B. Hill and J.A. Ramsay. 1977, Limitations of the energy approach in defining priorities in agriculture (in Lockeretz, W. (ed.) Energy in Agriculture), full text online:

Even with the 10-fold increase in insecticide use in the United States from 1945 to 1989, total crop losses from insect damage have nearly doubled from 7% to 13%”. — David Pimentel, Professor of Insect Ecology and Agricultural Sciences at Cornell Universi


August 22, 2009 - Posted by | Healthy Alert

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