Guest Post: Why I’m Through with Organic Farming

Eyes wide open. This post really got me thinking about  how the organic farming industry has changed and where it is going to lead to in the next 5yr to 10yrs. It makes me really sad that the original purpose of organic farming is getting swallowed up by the need for bigger profits and lack of patience. I truly respect the small growers that stay true to the cause and open we all start to show more support for our local organic farmers who are also what I would consider in the agriculture business small business owners. Get to know your local organic growers by visiting organic farmers market. They have a lot to teach us.

Random Rationality

Following on from my last guest post, The Insanity of Biotech by biochemist Paul Little, Mike Bendzela is the author of this guest post. These guest posts have been tangentially exploring similar subjects I have in my book, but in different directions; and this post explores organic farming. In S3: Science, Statistics and Skepticism, I lightheartedly tackle the naturalistic fallacy and use some bad (and funny) statistics that purposefully confuse correlation with causation, intending to teach a lesson. As I was writing the book, Mike Bendzela reached out to me with his organic story that sprouts off from that Correlation chapter, and it is a supremely informative read. (A bit long, well worth it, and you’re used to long articles from me anyway.)

Why I’m Through with Organic Farming

by Mike Bendzela of Dow Farm Enterprise

It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you;

you are defiled by…

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