Great reasons to go organic

great reasons to go organic

Great reasons to go organic!

By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete

(Healingtalks) There are many great  reasons to go organic and we have gathered a list. But the conventional reasons leave out the most deep-digging one of all.  This involves the heart and soul of our modern industrial culture. What this refers to is something radical, and the word radical means going to the root, or in this case the taproot problem.

Imagine that our dominant modern philosophy of nature, the mathematical and mechanical, which dramatically brought us out of medieval culture and into the Industrial Revolution (with its “gifts” of mechanized agriculture, food production, delivery, and serving – including McDonalds) is really out of sync with the deepest core essence of nature. This means we need to learn something different about nature than what is taught in most all elementary schools, high schools and/or colleges.

Imagine that again what has led us to create synthetic lab chemical is an ideology of nature, namely the belief-laden following of wherever the symbols of mathematics point us in nature, and unfortunately to the deepest depths of nature.

Why is that a falsely guiding vision, one involving both a reversal illusion and corruption of consciousness?

This is because those lofty and elevated math symbols, stripped naked of their royal garbs, are really but our left-brain’s highest or most universal symbols to separate all elements of our consciousness. The number “1” is the universal separate whole, the ultimate building block of mathematics, like a “point” in geometry.

Why is a math-based ideology of nature then a very, very, very serious problem?

  • First, if you systematically separate things in nature, especially what is most together, it then falls apart! Atom bombs symbolize this. Their design by Dr. Femi used the framework of Cartesian coordinates (the mathematization of geometry) or the visualization of space universally separated or disintegrated.
  • Secondly, it is not just dead matter than can be disintegrated. Remember what is most deeply connected in the whole in nature happens to be organic life.
  • Thirdly, lets consider the math-based philosophy of nature as out of sync with nature’s true deepest essence.  There are steps to this process.
    •  Imagine that at the core inner depths of all of nature and cosmically is something else, namely life. Imagine this to be true even if it is rare to bring this inner essence to the surface.
    • Imagine that the essence of life is something we and all living forms experience as “consciousness,” awareness or sentience.
    • Imagine that this consciousness forms the universal relationship of connection in nature. When we are conscious of something we simply connect with it. Universal connection creates a Oneness in nature and this would mean consciousness and life are at the foundation of nature’s Oneness and not what math symbols point to.

If that is so, then the math-based vision of nature, in a marriage with $-signing and when driven far too deeply, pits us directly against the very core essence of nature, including the core essence of ourselves (or what keeps us and the rest of organic life whole and healed).

It pits oneself against nature’s life thus producing systemic death or the death of whole ecologies and species. This is why when you test not individual synthetic chemistry but the entire underlying order (by throwing a large random mix of chemicals in a compost heap) all of life therein dies. That is exactly what is happening in our times…why species are dying, why chronic ills (especially consciousness-depletion diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes) are increasing at exponentially pandemic rates.

Now we can add to this all the other reasons to go organic, most of which are derivative of the above:

No toxic chemicals in organic products

Organic certification means products are grown and handled according to strict procedures with no toxic chemicals added.

Avoid toxic load for ourselves and our environment – our air, water, soil and our bodies

Buying organics promotes a less toxic environment for all living things. With only 0.5 percent of crop and pasture land in organic, according to USDA that leaves 99.5 percent of farm acres in the U.S. at risk of exposure to noxious agricultural chemicals. Industrial agriculture pollutes not only farmland and farm workers; it also wreaks havoc downstream. Pesticide drift affects non-farm communities with odorless and invisible poisons. Synthetic fertilizers are the main culprit for dead zones in delicate ocean environments, such as the Gulf of Mexico, where its dead zone is now larger than 22,000 square kilometers, an area larger than New Jersey, according to Science magazine, August, 2002.


Go organic to protect future generations

Before a mother first nurses her newborn, the toxic risk from pesticides has already begun. Studies show that infants are exposed to hundreds of harmful chemicals in utero. We are now have four generations of exposure to agricultural and industrial chemicals since the 1940’s, and  whose safety was deemed on adult tolerance levels, not on  that of children. According to the National Academy of Science, “neurologic and behavioral effects may result from low-level exposure to pesticides.” Numerous studies show that pesticides can adversely affect us, increasing the risk of cancer and decrease fertility.

Organic farmers build healthy soil and avoid erosion

Soil is the foundation of the food chain. The primary focus of organic farming is to use practices that build healthy soils. Mono-cropping and chemical fertilizer dependency has taken a toll with a loss of top soil costing an estimated $40 billion per year in the U.S., according to David Pimental of Cornell University. There is also a disturbing loss of micro nutrients and minerals in fruits and vegetables. Feeding the soil with organic matter instead of ammonia and other synthetic fertilizers has proven to increase nutrients, with higher levels of vitamins and minerals found in organic food, according to the 2005 study by the Organic Center State of Science Review, “Elevating Antioxidant levels in food through organic farming and food processing.” Also soil in America is eroding seven times faster than it can be replaced. Organic farming is the solution to this problem.


Organic production reduce health risks

Many EPA-approved pesticides were registered long before extensive research linked these chemicals to cancer and other diseases. Organic agriculture is one way to prevent any more of these chemicals from getting into the air, earth and water that sustain us.


Organic farms respect water resources

The elimination of polluting chemicals and nitrogen leaching, done in combination with soil building, protects and conserves water resources.


Organic farmers work in harmony with nature

Organic agricultural respects the balance demanded of a healthy ecosystem: wildlife is encouraged by including forage crops in rotation and by retaining fence rows, wetlands, and other natural areas.


Organic producers are leaders in innovative research that avoids poor science

Organic farmers have led the way, largely at their own expense, with innovative on-farm research aimed at reducing pesticide use and minimizing agriculture’s impact on the environment. What’s avoided iscloned food or GMOs! Today an astounding 30 percent of our cropland is planted in GMOs.


Organic producers strive to preserve biological diversity

The loss of a large variety of species (biodiversity) is one of the most pressing environmental concerns. Organic farmers and gardeners have been collecting and preserving seeds, and growing unusual varieties for decades. On organic farms you’ll notice a buzz of animal, bird and insect activity. Organic life is thriving in diverse habitats. Native plants, birds and hawks return usually after the first season of organic practices; beneficial insects allow for a greater balance, and indigenous animals find these farms a safe haven. As said best by Aldo Leopold, “A good farm must be one where the native flora and fauna have lost acreage without losing their existence.” An organic farm is the equivalent of reforestation. Industrial farms with clear cutting of native habitats focus mostly on  high farm yields and not the preservation of life.


Supports organic farming, those who care the most about our environment, and helps keep rural communities healthy

USDA reported that in 1997, half of U.S. farm production came from only 2% of mechanized, non-organic farms. At the other end of the spectrum and according to Organic Farming Research Foundation, as of 2006 there were approximately 10,000 certified organic producers in the U.S. compared to 2500 to 3,000 tracked in 1994, and measured against the two million farms (1/2 of 1%).. Small family farms that are organic tend to farm in harmony with nature, with their surrounding environment, helping to bring together extended families and rural communities.

Organic abundance

Now every food category has an organic alternative. And non-food agricultural products are being grown organically – even cotton, which most experts felt could not be grown this way.

Organic food tastes better and with truer flavors

It’s common sense – well-balanced soils produce strong, healthy plants that become nourishing food for people and animals and that then tastes great. It makes sense that strawberries taste yummier when raised in harmony with nature, but researchers at Washington State University just proved this as fact in lab taste trials where the organic berries were consistently judged as sweeter. Plus, new research verifies that some organic produce is often lower in nitrates and higher in antioxidants than conventional food.

Protect farm worker health

Farm workers in this country and abroad are exposed to the highest concentrations of agricultural poisons. The devastation to them and their families is well documented.  Higher cancer rates abound. Those who harvest our food deserve better. Help them by voting with your pocketbook which means buying organic foods.

Organics aren’t really more expensive

Many hidden costs are involved with the buying of conventionally products. These hidden costs include billions in federal subsides favoring big business. Chemical regulation and testing, hazardous waste disposal, environmental damage and cleanup, illnesses and hospitalizations are among vast hidden costs. Low prices of conventional foods are also often a signal that the farm workers did not receive a fair wage.

Save energy with organics

Organic farming is accomplished with less energy consumption. Inputs like fertilizer are naturally occurring and require less processing than substances manufactured by huge chemical companies. Organic food generally travels less miles from farm to market saving energy in transport. Many organic farmers incorporate alternative and renewable energy sources into their farming/homesteading systems.

Save a Life with organics

The best of natural healing centers use organic nutrition and detoxification (removing the toxic chemicals lodged in our bodies) to help reverse chronic ills and save lives. We can be proactive and not take in those chemicals by going organic.

 

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