Call it what you will - the 'green revolution',
'factory farming', 'chemical farming' - the way we farm in the more
industrially developed countries is depleting and contaminating
the soil, and so the crops grown on it, and so the animals that
feed on those crops. Vast amounts of chemical fertilisers are sprayed
onto the soil in an attempt to put the minerals back, and vast amounts
of chemical pesticides are sprayed onto the crops in an attempt
to protect them from pests (see 'Pesticides').
This leaves toxic residues on the vegetables, grains and fruit,
rendering them ever less nutritious. Finally, unnecessary and unnatural
genetic modification of crops followed by (sometimes deliberate)
contamination of natural crops with genetically-modified (GM) crops,
means that ...
If you want truly nutritious food these days you
have to grow it yourself, or buy organic (see
Finally, most people now buy their food from supermarkets.
The so-called "fresh" food is not. And short of time and
cooking skills, people turn increasingly to stale, processed foods
containing excessive levels of salt and sugar.
fresh is supermarket "fresh" food?
is "fresh" the most nutritous
dust super-veg flourish on barren land
here to read articles about organic food
here to read articles about genetically-modified food
milk just oozes health
infrasound and deep vein thrombosis
Essential oils for cows
vanishing bee mystery
irradiation is nuclear fix
to replace animal antibiotics
Fish and the ethical consumer
Feng shui farming
Green revolution exhausts
Mixed-strain crop growing success
Nitrates in water linked with diabetes
Mineral deficiencies in UK
The true cost of chemically farmed
Wild salmon threatened by farmed salmon