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farmforfreedom [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

They never talk about biodiversity or what these alternative inputs are. Uh, compost? How is it easier or more sustainable to clone plants and animals than to grow them in the soil and return everything back to the natural carbon cycle?

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StormzAComing 2 points ago +2 / -0

Trust the science and all that

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JizmJunky 1 point ago +1 / -0

Because they don't exist, or are 100% impractical. See Sri Lanka. Going full bio in commercial production is not practical. If you know, you know.

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farmforfreedom [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

My wife and I produce almost $100k in mixed vegetables on less than 2 acres with just compost. Highest quality vegetables around. My only complaint is using some ground cover and insect netting (to avoid spraying). I hope to switch to scything my own mulch when I get to purchase land and switch from leased land. We feed 24 families a week $35 worth of vegetables and are bringing in $3k a week easy at our 2 farmers markets from March-December. Just 2 people. 2 acres. And shit loads of wheel barrows of compost.

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JizmJunky 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thats excellent! Organic def has its place, i just dont see it in commercial. For insect control you can purchase nursery reared predacious insects. When i was in organic farming we sprayed just like normal too. Just used registered organic products like sulfur, or PAA, or pyrethrins. Lots of spray options exist in a strict organic program

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farmforfreedom [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Indeed, but we try to go beyond organic by not spraying at all. No desire to support the chemical and pharmaceutical companies that produce them.