said, “Why would you post a negative?” She was referring to my
bio where I state that I failed miserably at organic farming. I
responded, “In a world of contrived presentations of ego,
integrity and truth have no place.” Thus I would like to
I had become
entangled in the term “organic.” It is not enough that a so
called “Organic Farmer” is dealing with all the forces of nature
to produce pure unadulterated food, this farmer is also over
lorded by State and Federal agencies that determine or rather
license the use of the term “Organic.”
with the powers that be is a cost beyond a small farmer. Let us
just say that they threaten your buyers and kill your market.
Yes the Feds disallow you and make you go away.
developed a new food label called, “SWS PURENE VEGETABLES” This
stood for “Sun Water and Soil pure vegetables,” above organic
standards. This was an open farm process were anyone could come
and see the growing purity. I also stated that these were
“Bureaucratic Free Vegetables.” Now you have to know what that
you have a food product labeled “Organic” does not mean it is
somehow magically good for you to eat. Organic standards are
flawed in that just because a toxin is a natural toxin used to
kill bugs, it is somehow okay. Another example; cow manure as a
fertilizer is acceptable even though it is laden with hormones,
antibiotics, antifungal compounds and anti-parasite medications.
the label “Organic” is fraught with complications and
corruptions. Organic Farmers just play the game with the
inspectors and then do whatever is in their best interest to
keep their prices high and their food product under the radar.
In short they cheat. I was not interested in exposing all the
cheaters and inane inspectors.
I was black
listed at a critical time and lost my sales channel by threat
from the Texas Department of Agriculture. My vegetables were
above organic standards but I was bureaucratically disallowed.
the label says it is “Organic” does not mean it is safe. The
question really is what is non-toxic and naturally unfettered?
So did I fail
miserably? Perhaps I failed to fight the bureaucracy effectively
but my growing techniques were a fabulous success. I chose to
continue the fight another way.