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  1. Thread: Organic or not?

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    Re: 10 reasons to go organic (or not?)

    That's a good way to look at it :thumbsup:
  2. Thread: Organic or not?

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    Re: 10 reasons to go organic (or not?)

    Please don't get discouraged, airalien - you can make a big difference just by being vegan.

    Maybe you can investigate whether anyone is doing vegan gardening or horticulture where you are, and...
  3. Thread: Organic or not?

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    Re: 10 reasons to go organic (or not?)

    Asking them about what fertilisers their growers use? That might be interesting, if they know.

    I scoured the Defra website a while ago but couldn't find anything about who uses what fertilisers...
  4. Thread: Organic or not?

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    Re: 10 reasons to go organic (or not?)

    They are certainly pro-stock-free-organic but I'm not sure if they (collectively) have as much of a pro-organic-in-general bias as ISTR they were a bit non-committal when I first asked the question....
  5. Thread: Organic or not?

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    Re: 10 reasons to go organic (or not?)

    BTW stating the obvious here but vegan-organic gardeners grow veg without the use of animal products, as well.
  6. Thread: Organic or not?

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    Re: 10 reasons to go organic (or not?)

    Mind you, Risker, that is primarily about gardening isn't it, rather than agriculture? When I had that exchange with the Vegan Organic Network people a while back they reckoned that commercial...
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    Re: 10 reasons to go organic (or not)?

    Hear hear. We have those shined-up apples here, sometimes imported from the US even though Britain is a perfectly good environment for growing apples. I never understand why anyone wants them, they...
  8. Thread: Organic or not?

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    Re: Reasons to go - or not go - organic...

    I still prefer organic because I think that the growers, or the people who monitor the growers, are at least trying to minimise damage to the environment, though they may not be the only ones.
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    Re: Reasons to go - or not go - organic...

    Yes, it does take more land, but that may be offset to some extent by the fact that organically farmed land itself may provide a better habitat for wildlife than conventionally farmed.
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  10. Thread: Organic or not?

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    Re: 10 Top Reasons to Go Organic

    There again, conventional farming damages animals in other ways, e.g. habitat destruction

    ETA This study is quite interesting http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v410/n6831/full/410926a0.html...
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    Re: 10 Top Reasons to Go Organic

    Conventional farming uses manure too though http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/environment/land-manage/fertilisers.htm I think for manure-free veg you'd have to find veganically-grown stuff (or grow it...
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    Re: 10 Top Reasons to Go Organic

    There was a mouse in our compost once but I've never seen a rat in it, even though my cat tells me that there are rats around the place.

    This...
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