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July 14, 2005: I am a student from the Republic
of China (Taiwan). I study at the Department of Agronomy in
National ChungHsing University. Because I had a class about
organic agriculture, I have become interested in this topic.
Organic agriculture protects diversity. In organic agriculture,
it is forbidden to use agricultural chemicals and chemical
fertilizers, so there is no pollution!
A lot of countries have legislated laws concerning organic
agriculture and organic products. But can we really do this
safely? Is there really no pollution? Now the world is like
a village. In other words, all the world is connected and
affected by the global environment and climate, so that if
we live in Taiwan we also can be affected by another country’s
pollution. For example, I have an organic farm here in Taiwan,
and I obey the laws hard. I do not use any agriculture chemicals
or chemical fertilizers. I regard my crops as unpolluted absolutely,
but I am wrong. The sandstorm has polluted many motes and
comes to Taiwan from China, so that my fields and crops are
polluted unconsciously. In other words, organic agriculture
is hard to do 100 percent. We may work hard at it ourselves,
but many factors destroy our diligence. Even in organic agriculture,
it is very hard to avoid a little pollution, so I have a question:
How do we improve this problem? Can “organic”
really be true?
Thank you, New Farm, for offering your services. I hope the
earth becomes better and healthier, with no pollution!