6 Responses to “Buy Organic. Or better still, grow your own….. from Gordon.”

  1. Gordon says:

    The other day I picked up a net of Valencia oranges which had been grown in Egypt. While looking at the label attached to the net I saw that they had been treated with Imazilil, Orthophenylphenol, Thiabendazole and waxed with Waterwax which aroused my curiosity for further investigation. The results are as follows.

    “The two hormone-disrupting fungicides imazalil and thiabendazole, one of which is also a likely carcinogen, were detected on nearly 90 percent of non-organic citrus fruit samples in tests commissioned by EWG (Environmental Working Group). More than half the samples contained both fungicides.

    Both chemicals disrupt the body’s hormones, or endocrine system, which regulates metabolism, growth and development, and other important functions. They can also harm the reproductive system, and California classifies imazalil as a chemical known to cause cancer.”

    Be sure to watch the video.

    The question then has to be asked. Does fruit, and for that matter vegies, absorb sprayed chemicals?


    Concerning cancer! I recall the day, not too long ago, it being touted on the devil’s box that one in four of us would get cancer, these days it’s now touted that one in two of us will get it. What caused the drop? Food is a good starting point!

    These days I grow as much of my own vegetable produce as I can but not enough to be self sufficient and only eat my own grown apples and tomatoes, therefore, when they are gone, they are gone until the following year.

    • ian says:

      Aye great points Gordon. I grow organic too. Have you checked this guy out.

      • Gordon says:

        Aye, haven’t seen that particular one though I do like to watch others and get some ideas.

        I like to make my own liquid feeds from nettles and also rhubarb. Rhubarb has the double benefit of having Oxalic Acid which is beneficial as both a liquid fertiliser and insect repellent. Some leaves are used to make liquid fertiliser and others are laid on the greenhouse floor and crushed underfoot which releases the Oxalic Acid into the air and kills off insect pests.

        • ian says:

          Aye me too Gordon, mostly comfrey though. There’s loads round here. I’ll try the rhubarb though, never thought of that, thanks. Nettles? I composted a load last year, and spread the compost on my no dig beds. The compost must never have got hot enough in the “Dalek Bins”, and I now have baby nettles for ever more. We still desperately need rain though, as do the farmers. We could also do with some SAMs for the geo-engineering planes.

          • Gordon says:

            “We could also do with some SAMs for the geo-engineering planes.”
            Funny you should mention that! LOL

    • pete fairhurst 2 says:

      Thanks Gordon, important info there. Like you we grow as much as we can in our own garden

      I estimate that we can provide about 30% of our annual need for vegetables and soft fruit from our own garden. Some crops, like onions and garlic, provide 75% of our needs

      We buy organic for the rest of the year. It costs more but so what, long term health is far, far important that mere money