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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
Thank you, New Farm, for offering your services. I hope the earth
becomes better and healthier, with no pollution!