Within these few sentences, whether by intent or by oversight, you perpetuate a very dangerous fallacy. On the other side of things, conventional industrial monocropping, and, admittedly, most organic industrial agriculture, bring their own inherent dangers to bear on the celery plant.
Your subtext implies that organic farmers, because they choose not to use synthetic pesticides, fungicides, etc, are in some way failing to protect their plants, and in turn the consumers of their foods. And otherwise, thank you for your book.
Apr 02, Chris Keefe rated it really liked it Survial of the sickest good. The beans fix nitrogen in the soil for use by the other plants, and the squash provides ground cover which minimizes weed growth.
Moalem, take a deeper look into the subtext of your statement above before you decide to publish the next edition of your book. Moalem 87,my italics The logical fallacy here is one produced by not taking into account all of the variables present.
You equate the use of highly toxic, environmentally and politically unsustainable synthetic pesticides with pest control. It was a wonderful read. It reads, Farmers who use synthetic pesticides, while creating a whole host of other problems, are essentially protectin Very good.
Organic farmers use effective alternative systems for managing environmental stresses on their plants. By carefully selecting the plants and animals he cultivates, and thereby manipulating the ecosystem he manages, an organic farmer uses naturally occurring genetic predispositions, in diet, toxicology, and even plant structure to the benefit of all of the partners in the system.
By keeping poison off the plant, the organic celery farmer is all but guaranteeing a biological process that will end with lots of poison in the plant. The flower helps the garden, the gardener breeds the flower. You left this out: In looking through your notes and cited sources, your citations of two papers discussing adverse reactions to celery with exposure to UV radiation did catch my eye.
Even if there were data that implied higher psoralen levels in some organic celeries, your writing goes beyond this in discrediting the work of organic growers. I am concerned, though, with a statement you make on page 87, regarding psoralen production in organically grown celery.
It reads, Farmers who use synthetic pesticides, while creating a whole host of other problems, are essentially protecting plants from attack. In the same way, the growth of corn provides structure for the growth of beans, and shade for the growth of squash.
Moalem, I found your book, Survival of the Sickest, on a table in the bookstore that employs me. Admittedly, I was not able to track down the second of the two articles. As I wrote to Dr.
You then equate the use of any other system with a failure in pest control. I would hazard a guess admittedly, an uneducated one that at least the pre-mortem processes listed here drive psoralen production as strongly as the odd bug bite does. The title and concept intrigued me.
For example, using companion planting e. With proper management, the system protects itself without the need for synthetic help.
So that means organic celery farmers are leaving their growing stalks vulnerable to attack by insects and fungi — and when those stalks are inevitably munched on, they respond by producing massive amounts of psoralen.
Please, as a published expert, and as a future medical doctor, do not let a lack of research, or an unqualified judgement like that quoted above, turn good reporting into dangerous, normative spin.
Machine weeding, machine spraying, machine fertilization, and machine harvest, not to mention preparation, packaging, storage, and shipping, all tend to batter the plants. The material has proved fascinating, and, for the large part, very well researched.Start studying Survival of the Sickest.
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