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RE: teaching organic gardening - why no chemicals

Adam wrote:

> b) While hauling in a steaming wheelbarrow of "stable gold" a few
> weeks ago
> past some rookies, "I know what's in the compost bins and this
> wheelbarrow.
> G-d knows what's in that store bought chemical stuff. I know they get some
> weird cancers out in Farm Country from them pesticides and that
> nitrogen run
> off into the water supply." I see a young guy, " You know that Bob Dole
> likes viagra so much because that those factory farms in his
> native state, I
> know it hasn't come out in the journals yet, but I betcha that all them
> chemicals take a man's edge off."

I add:

Actually, the professional population with the highest rate of testicular
cancer is the US farmer, attributed to the use of ag chemicals.

> 7) The general operating principle is that we try to lead and teach by
> example: we're all primates - monkey see, monkey do.

Or monkey don't do. This monkey sees what chemicals are doing to land and
people, and needn't have a homo erectus brain to know what's going on.

One planet, one chance.

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