Posted by: oliveaura | May 14, 2009

Olive Aura GREEN iDeaS- The Fundamental Error of Farming Today

Today, commercial farming is placing heavy workloads on the farmers, the land, and the economy. Yes, the economy.

Commercial farming exists today because of market dependency on its products that are in demand when products are out of season. It also exists today thanks to genetic engineering and shipping.

The fundamental error of farming today is due to the reasons mentioned above.

When farmers ship their products they need to take into consideration, the shelf-life and quality of their product.

In most cases, you’re going to get a product that looks great, but has the following decencies in it:

  • Taste
  • Vitamin Content
  • Mineral Content
  • Natural Sugar Content
  • Natural Texture
  • Natural Aroma
  • Natural Essential Oil content
  • Cleanliness
  • Overall naturalism of the product

This is thanks to genetic engineering and industrial farming, which takes a monoculture approach that basically takes its toll on the land. It is one of the many reasons why fertile farmlands in USA are becoming barren wastelands. Overexploitation, all due to the dollar and lack of common sense. It is also dangerous to rely on commercial farming because of the distance between the farm and the people as a food security issue and as an ecological issue which should take the upmost care to perserve the land.

Commercial farming has already been proven to be deadly. Take for example, the many stories of spinach food poisoning that happened in recent years and the many similar events which caused deaths, illnesses, and massive recalls which have drastic economic impacts. We can all remember what happened to a few resturaunts who happend to be serving tainted produce and what followed after that.

Small mixed farms are the best option to take because they are:

  1. Self-Sustaining
  2. Organic
  3. Produce Large Varieties
  4. More Nutritious
  5. Virtually No Toxins or Chemicals Used
  6. Soil Conservation
  7. Water Conservation
  8. Virtually Pollutant free

Local farms can also supply food at a faster and higher rate. That means the less time it takes for that produce to get on your plate, the less essentials are lost in the produce itself. Moreover, the less energy is spent on trying to get that produce to the market where it can be sold.

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