Crops, Ponds, Wildlife Habitat Destroyed In Quest For Food Safety

California growers, acting on the orders of their biggest customers, are draining ponds and plowing under natural wildlife habitat in an attempt to create sterile buffers around their crops.

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All this in the name of food safety and the scheme is about to go national according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle.
 

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Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

In the name of food safety this action works against wildlife habitate and food security: no ponds to store backup water means crops die if water or electricity shuts off.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Maybe if people would just play in the dirt a little more often and realize that every germ isn’t going to kill you, they would be better able to defend against things like e.coli and salmonella. Of course, the buyers aren’t going to actually pay any more for your “safer” produce.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Move all farming indoors!

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Wow I guess it was just pure luck that the human race has managed to survive as long as we have with our past of farming with large draft animals in the field plowing. I just don’t understand the world now, we as a country have no clue where our food comes from and have “sanitized” ourselves to such an extent that we panick and shut down camps for kids because they might catch the h1n1 virus. well maybe if we trashed the sanitizer and allowed our children to play in the dirt a little more we would have less problems. Just my opinion…..

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

In the name of food safety this action works against wildlife habitate and food security: no ponds to store backup water means crops die if water or electricity shuts off.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Maybe if people would just play in the dirt a little more often and realize that every germ isn’t going to kill you, they would be better able to defend against things like e.coli and salmonella. Of course, the buyers aren’t going to actually pay any more for your “safer” produce.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Move all farming indoors!

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Wow I guess it was just pure luck that the human race has managed to survive as long as we have with our past of farming with large draft animals in the field plowing. I just don’t understand the world now, we as a country have no clue where our food comes from and have “sanitized” ourselves to such an extent that we panick and shut down camps for kids because they might catch the h1n1 virus. well maybe if we trashed the sanitizer and allowed our children to play in the dirt a little more we would have less problems. Just my opinion…..