The Dirt on America’s Disease “Epicdemic” – Where Did All The Nutrients Go?

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By: James Fry
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January 16, 2018

When your grandparents ate an orange…

They got a huge dose of Vitamin C.

Today?

You’d have to eat EIGHT (yes 8) whole oranges to get the
SAME
dose of Vitamin C!

What the heck happened?

That juicy orange you buy at the store sure LOOKS delicious, right?

Yeah, well… there’s nothing in it anymore.

The store-bought fruit and vegetables you eat are mostly empty… Devoid of nutrients.

(yes, even the ones you pay double for at Whole Foods my darlings)

And I’m not the only lunatic talking about this…

Here’s an article from Scientific American diving into the stats.

So…

WHY is this a problem?

HOW did we let this happen?

Allow me to explain…

I’m amazed by just how little the average Modernized Humanoid Cyborg (MHC) understands about Earth and it’s connection to their primitive human body.

Sooo, to explain what I consider common sense, I’ll use simple diagrams so any goldfish-attention-spanned millennial can understand in 8 seconds or less.

But first, let’s cover the pre-reqs, shall we?

“C’mon James, Who Needs Nutrients Anyway?”

Many Americans seem to think if they eat enough cheetos to fill their hungry belly, they might get lucky and live to 100 (unless they get hit by a bus while texting).

Because remember: as modern humans whose technology solves everything for them, the sole purpose of eating is to satisfy hunger.

After all, your body is just like a car that goes vroom vroom! The engine just needs fuel when the tank runs empty.

And, that is why The Colonel in all his glory bestowed $5 Fill Ups upon us!

Sorry folks, it doesn’t work that way…

Here’s how it does work:

Your cells require a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats to replicate properly.

Your DNA needs these vital building blocks to replicate, rebuild, and repair itself. If the DNA becomes weak and breaks (from lack of nutrients or exposure to a toxic pesticide) it produces mutant cells.

DNA mutations cause cancer and other diseases.

(for more nerdy details, checkout this dense-ass-scientific article.)

It’s simple… as the nutrients in soil and food disappear, our levels of disease skyrocket.

This chart shows the correlation between available nutrients in soil/food and increase of diseases caused by mineral deficiency.

Newsflash: 2,500 Americans are dying of cancer PER DAY.

That’s almost the number of people who were killed on 9/11… except they’re dying every single damn day people!

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that as we give our bodies LESS of what they’ve needed over the last several eons, we F ourselves up.

But, as Dr. Linus Pauling (two-time Nobel Prize winner) said…

“Nearly all disease can be traced to a nutritional deficiency.”

The cause of our health problems is stupidly simple – and yet the “we’re finding a cure for cancer” foundations trick you into donating your hard earned money to their futile research.

(NOTE: Yes, cancer is serious and I have personally been impacted by the disease… but our way of approaching “a cure” is utterly ridiculous, and from what I gather, shockingly corrupt. I recommend diving into Dr. Pauling’s research)

The cure to our cancer epidemic is to eat nutrient-dense foods without carcinogenic pesticides.

Boom. Solved. Please send the Nobel Prize to the address listed below. We can skip the award ceremony. Thanks.

Now, you might be wondering WHERE did all the nutrients go?

How do we get those nutrients BACK into our soil and into our food?

Where’d All Them Nutrients Go Anyway??

Feast your eyes on this chart from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The death of soil is a well known fact, heavily researched and documented by the USDA since the 1930s as evidenced by this 1936 article published by the US Senate.

 

Well looky there… minerals in soil are disappearing.

But where are they going?

Again, the answer is embarrassingly simple:

Step 1: Farmers grow crops.

Step 2: Crops are shipped to the city (right after they’re picked early and sprayed with argon gas to ripen).

Step 3: City slickers spend bookoo bucks on these crops and eat them.

Step 4: City slickers digest and excrete the crops in the form of poop.

Step 5: The poop floats away to a waste treatment plant via modern day plumbing

Step 6a: The poop water is then blasted with chemicals, the water is separated out, and the poop sludge gets dumped into a landfill.

Step 6b: The poop water is flushed into a river, lake, or ocean.

Step 7: The undigested minerals and nutrients NEVER make it back to the farm where they originated.

This is a classic example of the broken cycles of the modern world that destroy our planet and our health.

We forget that Earth is a living, breathing organism that regenerates itself and that WE play a critical role in keeping Earth’s natural cycles intact.

PROBLEM: All that poop FULL of undigested minerals and nutrients is NOT making it back to the farm where the food originally came from.

The “Simple as Shit in a Bucket” Solution

For some reason, our advanced technological society just couldn’t figure out how to not drink the SAME water we poop in…

Yes, the water you crap in gets “treated” with loads of chemicals and then pumped back to your faucet for you to drink and bathe in.

Yum!

Here’s what we should be doing instead:

Step 1: Shit in a 5 gallon bucket and cover your dung with wood shavings.

Remarkably, this smells 10x less than when you air drop human excrement into a giant bowl of water. Go figure.

Step 2: Toss it in a pile outside and let it compost for 2~ years (killing all the scary pathogens that supposedly live in it).

Step 3: Use it to grow amazing vegetables in your garden.

Step 4: Eat the vegetables and enjoy vibrant health without cancer or fatal, life-limiting disease.

Again, see below for my address to send the Nobel Prize. Thanks.

For more detail, you can buy a copy of The Humanure Handbook by Joseph C. Jenkins which has sold 60,000+ copies despite the fact that every book publisher on Earth refused to publish it because the topic is “gross”.

Sigh… But hey, what can you expect from squeamish Modernized Humanoid Cyborgs who think cheese comes from plants and girls don’t poop?

If you’re not as hardcore as most people reading this blog post who have already stopped reading and are feverishly searching their garage for a spare 5 gallon bucket…

Don’t worry. You’ll eventually warm up to the idea…

Just wanted to plant the seed in your soil.

What did you think of this RANT?
I’d love to read your comments below and continue the discussion!

Keep growing,

James~

James Fry
Founder
GrowEverywhere.com

The Dirt on America’s Disease “Epicdemic” – Where Did All The Nutrients Go?

49 thoughts on “The Dirt on America’s Disease “Epicdemic” – Where Did All The Nutrients Go?

  1. Hi James,

    Great Rant! 🙂

    Another missing link in getting minerals back in the soil is that as little as 50 years ago it was common practice for farmers/ growers to let pigs “roto-till” their left-over plant material and vegetables while at the same time excreting in the growing area. Cows would also do this to a lesser extent as well.

  2. Hi James,
    Thank you for your rant!! My sentiments exactly! I practiced all this for a while about a year ago, living alone on 2nd floor, gardening on the roof, making my own soil, it worked for a while. But it caused the roof to leak in the hall below, so I had to stop.

    1. You’re welcome Frances!

      Ah yes… rooftop gardens are awesome but they can cause leaking and structural issues if you’re not careful. I’m working on a rooftop garden for a client in Egypt and we’re doing a hydroponic system with NFT trays (very light weight and totally contained) 🙂 Keep growing!

  3. Thanks for the rant. I’m a girl and yes, I do poop, lol. Oh, and I also bait my own fish hooks and taught my city slicker husband how to fish. My dad, thought us girls should know some survival skills. Which, taught us a lot on respecting what nature has to give us, whether wild game or a nice juicy tomato out of the garden on a warm sunny day. We grew up around guns and didn’t shoot anybody. We put some of the neighbor’s cow poop on our garden and lived through it. Well, the neighbors put in on, just backed the shit spreader up and let it fly. Happy gardening.

  4. I buy nothing but nonGMO and I don’t even trust that. You have to grow your own. People have to learn to read the f’n labels. ie sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, modified starch….it’s all f’n poison…now, cooking oil, do your home work. coconut is about the best. stay away from carbs. Use fat insted

  5. Hey James! I really liked what you wrote. Do you mind if I write a paper about it for my homeschool? I think it’s an important issue to discuss.

    I would like to ask if you would also recommend aquaponics for very very small gardens. I don’t think my mom would like the idea of placing dung in a flower pot. It would be silly. We have a very limited space for composting.

    How about dog manure? Will that also give the same results?

    Thanks. Hope you see my questions.

    1. Hey Cysha,

      Glad you liked it, YES please do!

      I don’t recommend aquaponics for small implementations (these days I actually only recommend it for farm scale, there’s something else I recommend for homescale growing).

      Very very small though I’d recommend container gardening and soon I’ll be releasing info showing the most effective way to do it.

      You can absolutely compost dog waste and the best way to do that is with a simple worm farm. You can still make good soil with dog manure.

  6. James did anybody tell you that “you’re full of SHIT”
    I just love it. Or maybe you are just too cynical . (LOL). Don’t worry buddy I feel the same way. I have been composting for years. I use anything I can find. No GMO seeds for me. I get all of my stuff from Baker Creek, which in nonhybrid. Now I am looking for solutions for pest control and weed control. I enjoy your blogs and news letters

    1. Thanks John! Yes, I am full of shit. Hot, steaming, soon to be the best black gold fertilizer any garden’s ever seen 😉

      I’ve accepted the fact that most people regard me as the weirdest MF person they’ve ever met. Took me about 30 years to realize I’m Encino man who woke up in a crazy modern world.

      Keep growing!!

  7. Hey all of you. Get out of the northern hemisphere and most food issues are gone. I moved from the upper Midwest of the US to Ecuador and bought a farm that has always been organic. With groundwater being polluted, the air is polluted the neighbor puts chemicals on his yard and garden you can’t win. Walk away and save your life. Move to South America is the best advice you will get from this page

    1. Hey Ed,

      Thanks for your comment here.

      I agree 100% with you for people who are free to move about the world freely. The levels of toxins in North America are absurd. I spent a lot of time in Brazil and almost ended up there. There are some permaculture projects down there where I volunteer and everything is abundant and pristine.

      However, I want to address that many people do not have the option of leaving the country. Perhaps a disease, disability, or non-intact family could prevent people from moving. It does for me.

      I have a non-intact family. My son is 3 years old and I can’t leave him behind, nor can I take him with me. If it weren’t for him I would be in Brazil, no question about it.

      For the rest of us, we have to be militant about our health to eliminate pesticide exposure and diligently cleanse the body as well. Yes, much easier to do in South America. Here it’s a battle and we have to fight it.

  8. Hi everyone,
    I resonate with all you said James, and for that reason I am so grateful that I got in on your class.
    I`m a bit slow getting started but am beginning to enjoy the produce.
    I am having a problem with my account. Would you check to see if it can be fixed? I would like to be able to order. Thank you

      1. I’m sure you heard of John Stamos the Mushroom expert.
        I would like to start a community that could help rase fund for re inoculations of the world so we don’t end up with it becoming a desert.
        If you are interested in partnership within this community please contact me via email.
        Thanks
        Braden

        1. Hey Braden,

          Awesome!
          (Maybe you mean Paul Stamets? If so, I had the pleasure of finally meeting him at Envison Festival this year. I’ll admit I was sorta star struck).

          Will connect with you, Braden, the project sounds incredible. Thank you and keep growing!

          James~

  9. Hi James,
    I was watching a video about current news and the cops misdoings and riots when your video came up so I watched the whole thing. Very interesting and I was compelled to order your offering by clicking the button below the video which repeatedly asked to take advantage of your offer however, there is no button to click. So how can I get the “Little green Monsters” working in my yard and learn how to make a productive healthy garden?

    1. Hey Dave,

      Crazy times and so sad to see humanity burning in a fire fueled by humanity.

      Sorry the link didn’t work that is sometimes a glitch with different browsers we’re working to correct. If you reach out to my support crew they’ll get you set up. Excited for you to join our (peaceful) food revolution. Keep growing!

  10. So am I the only one reading this in 2020!? I feel my MHC computer failed and I’m late to the party. Enjoyed the read as always. Have a great day and may you ever shit fields of green!

  11. Hi James,
    Loved your rant. I have similar ones regularly.

    We compost our humanure using black soldier flies…whose larvae get fed to the chickens and fish. What’s left is such gorgeous soil that when I sent it to my local extension office for analysis I got back a note that read ‘Best soil we’ve ever seen! Whatever you are doing keep doing it!” We still let it compost for a year just in case. We feed our cat and dog excrement to the earthworms and only use it on trees and shrubs! Also, just in case.

    I also have focused on re- mineralizing my soil (read The Intelligent Gardenear by Steve Solomon) so that once the loop is completely closed all of our compost really will be enough to keep our soil healthy!

    A great bonus of these two actions is that the 1st year I had huge problems trying to grow food…pests, fungus, water issues and 3 years later I’m seeing a decline in all of the above! I am looking forward to a continued decline in problems and increases in produce!

    I wish all of you the best in your growing endeavors.

    1. Hey Hope, ahh soooo awesome to hear this.

      Love this – “Best soil we’ve ever seen! Whatever you are doing keep doing it!”

      THe BSF larve are incredible, aren’t they? I’ve experimented with them for years and man that black goo that comes out is potent stuff! Crazy growth off it.

      Thank you so much for taking a moment to leave your comment and inspiration.

      Keep growing!

      James~

  12. Great blog post there James! I really like how you give links to articles and references you cited in order for people to do their own educated research and make a choice on what they CHOOSE to believe based on the information they have gathered. Most people are indoctrinated and only believe “credible sources” media or government sites that can lead you very far away from the real truth. Thanks for educating others and for standing behind a cause that most of us are blind towards and a lot of us just do not want to see the sad reality that is right in front of us.

    1. Jose, man welcome to the tribe, couldn’t have said it better myself.
      Yes, these days I am astounded by how few people literally will not spend 90 seconds of research on Google (or any other less censorship ridden search engine) and do their OWN investigation. Blows my mind. Don’t even get me started on “The Rona” situation. OMG. Anyway, great to have you with us, Jose. Keep growing, and keep helping people see the truth.

  13. For years I’ve been saying to myself, what in the world has happened to our food. It used to taste so good to grab a tomato out of the garden & just bite into it & let the juices run. I was raised in tomato sandwiches. My husband & I plant a garden every stinkin year & the leaves grow but nothing produces. One year we had 50 tomato plants & got about 15 tomatoes. It’s heart breaking. We try so hard & put $200.00 to $300.00 into our garden & her about $20.00 back in food. Just Sayin’ & I’ve always said since I’ve lost 9 siblings that our deaths & diseases are because of the way our food is processed. Thanks Carolyn

  14. James, I became aware of this depletion in 1999. An Engineer coworker advised me that she took Magnesium to increase her calcium absorption. I went to the store she got her’s from and found a book, The Nutraceutical Revolution, by Richard Firshein, D.O. It doesn’t stop at produce. Our meat sources are also lacking nutritional content. Since that time I have purchased a home and I grow all kinds of herbs like holy basil, Thai basil, sweet basil, Malabar vine spinach, Aloe, dragon fruit, oranges, papaya, okra, 6 different greens, turmeric, taro, and more! I compost anything that grows out of my dirt or has grown that has been excess in cooking to enrich the soil. I am currently on a campaign of giving away Holy Basil/Tutsi, starts as it is the number one immune building plant on 3 of the lists I have found and number 2 on the fourth list. It may not be a lot but as I harvest to eat or make tea I always propagate a couple cuttings. Hopefully more people will get on board of natural ways of staying healthy and self sufficient. I have collected over 20 natural healing texts since 1999 and it is amazing what you can learn to care for at home naturally.

    1. Hey Beverly, thank you for commenting! Wow, I’d love to know what those 20 texts are… And also where you live, because those all sounds like awesome sub-tropical crops I’d love to be growing here (greenhouse required for me).

  15. Good points for sure. We could
    Probably solve more than one problem keeping out own feces. There is a millorganite fertilizer thats made from human poop. While I ran a nursery in the early 80’s I learned it was acceptable to have a 2% hazardouse waste added to these fertilizers. Wow how great is that! I guess they thought it was a “safe” amount! Or a homeopathic treatment! Lol Unreal. Being a person that took the poison handling test. These safe amounts are a line of shit! Toxic shit! Anything that says warning, caution, hazardous or poison are accumulated in the body. It Causes irrational behavior. It accumulates. No bitching without a solution; so we really need to encourage all peoples to grow things. Its a shame the states do not plant food producing trees and bushes on state and local lands and parks. That’d be giving to much away or they may all draw flys since no one knows how to prune or pick a tree? What? Why not? And what happened to the 21st Century kitchen that was supposed to have grow racks with lights in every kitchen. Fed with trace minerals and sustaining fertilizers. Oh that would cut in on all the sick and dying. That would not be a welcome solution since the insurance companies invested in the fast food businesses not nutrition. Most fast food fries the food in canola oil; a plant bugs wont even eat. After heated its like motor oil in the body. People aren’t paying attention. I can mix real lemon juice with some sugar and get pure lemon aid real fast. But now days to many think fast is rip open a package and take the same time to mix some up with a dose of who knows what in it. And get ya a dose of yellow 40 or 5&6! Yum. It’s a mess! Rant? I try and not without solutions. But seems no one cares. You have no idea how much I know no one cares about. What if you could stop a second degree burn or worse like a radiator blowing up on someone? And they didn’t blister. No blister! Went to work next day. People die if their burnt over 1/3 their body! Guess what the burn foundations dont care a damn bit! Guess what roundup been thrown outta europe we spray that shit all over the place and have roundup ready soybeans plastered all over the place and it runs in the damn water. Hey lets have a bitch fest! But not unless we can get some solutions. Otherwise I will be Doing what I can to survive and feel good alone. And its a big blame everyone else except the ones that arranged this shit show. Sure we have had a pretty amazing blessed time here in my life. But I see this show is about to close the curtain. And the doors. The death rates keep rising and so do the court costs and the dr bills and the useless prescriptions. And a bigger line of horse shit everyday! It’s big business making people sick. Gotta protect yourselves! Sad everyone now needs probiotics even the damn dogs. FDA is worthless or worse than worthless. We have very little good representation. What the hell are they doing? Allowing it. Why? Look at the results. Thats why. Lets not be ignorant to the fact. Be stupid and die is their moto. What a joke! The Gov cares about us? Yeah and I’m going-to hell with ice and sell Ice water. Im stunned Trump Managed to sent people money- Totally stunned. I’ll be damned if he isn’t trying. I guess people who owed child support don’t deserve to eat or live they got nothing. Except further behind and perhaps locked up. And all those turds you speak of, has a ton of pharmaceuticals in them too. We need an organization and get us some fed funding and fix this atrocity. Lets write a business plan. Im sick of it.

  16. Hello James,

    I like your rant…it’s spot on. The majority of farmers (specifically farming corporations) do not put nutrients back into the soil their food is grown in. Real farmers replenish their soil regularly as they know this is necessary to grow nutrient dense foods.

    My father had a great organic garden on his property with upraised beds we grew vegetables in every year here in Minnesota, until he passed on years ago. We worked in a combination of aged horse manure, black dirt, minerals from rock dust, and worm husks into the soil every spring prior to planting. This infusion of elements back into the earth we were farming caused the food we harvested to be amazingly healthy.

    More than ever, people need to learn how to grow their own food. Even if they’re not able to do so due to environmental circumstances, they should still know how it’s done. This knowledge may be very valuable to future survival down the road.

    1. Robert, thank you so much for your comment.
      It has me envisioning such a rich, lush garden that grew such amazing life-giving crops.
      Funny how simple it is, really… it came out of the garden… it passes through you (and the animals) and it goes back. Simple. Perfect.
      Thank you again, and keep growing.

      (slight correction, it WILL be valuable in the future. It will be THE currency of the future. Could take 10 years, 50 years, or 200 years, I can’t say… But it will be 😉

  17. Wow this is some good shit! I can’t believe how awake I’ve become sitting on the shitter reading this blog. 4:30 am and counting. Just so ya know I’m a living miracle from changing my eating habits 12 years ago. I eat as little as much organic food as I can possibly do in my salad every day. Drink warm water in the morning w honey and lemon and acv. No breakfast for me except organic coffee after. Dinner is sometimes a bit risky around my house since my wife hasn’t completely jumped on board because of risking of the children. Now that’s a different story since it makes no since. isn’t what we’re here for. The children. All the crap that’s indoctrinating them in school equals dad is a crazy heath freak till they grow up and realize I knew something as they sneaked out to eat whatever they could at friends houses and they’re parents laughing the whole time making me out to be as such. Anyway back to the topic. I tried hydroponics and found my basement to be a bad place to start because of moisture issues growing algae or whatever to clog the spray ports. Also have grown gardens here for years only to be dissatisfied as of late to the point of practically giving up. It’s nice to see I’m not the alone in my quest for a better way. My front yard is a leach bed so I’m thinking of switching the location to try and recoup my poop so to speak. My neighbor farmer sprays every year and has no choice but to keep spraying only to be disappointed with rust Infused harvest. Thanks for the inspiring blog. Can’t believe I’m shitting a gold mine.

    1. Hahaha hey Joe, you gave me a good laugh today, thanks so much for your comment here.
      YES you are a goldmine of shit, my friend! We all are.
      Keep up your health-nut habits, eventually the wife and kids will come around once they see your results…
      Maybe get a blood test and compare to the wife’s? Or have your telomures tested to tell you your estimated actual biological age (it’s a bit pricey though).

      Or, what literally happened with someone I know… you’ll outlive them all 🙁 and at least others will take notice.
      Keep being the change, and keep growing.

  18. James,
    Thank you for being such a strong advocate for a healthy Earth and trying to help people become more responsible about their food. Ever since I read my first ‘Mother Earth News’ magazine in the 80’s, I’ve been a big proponent of organic living for the sake of my children.
    Keep it up. You are a small voice in a loud world.

    1. Thank you Roselane!
      I’ll keep reaching as many as I can. Your comment makes my day. Keep being awesome, and keep growing.

  19. Great article – makes total sense, and i’ve done the Humanure in a bucket at my friend’s place for a year + when I lived there.

    Interested to hear your take about the level of drugs / toxins that pass through pretty much every human…
    I just read an article that talked about that, and how de-regulations ( of bio-matter (e.g. somewhat but not really filtered sludge are being put back on fields (which scientists unanimously were against doing when it started in 1993).

    Thanks! keep up the good work!

    1. Yes, this is a huge issue, Mathias.
      The solution is to eat more nutrient dense foods, exercise, and get sunlight. Simple.
      Then the poo that goes back to grow said nutrient-dense foods has less or no toxins because nobody needs the pharma drugs.
      We will get there, one way or another. 🙂

  20. The correlation you don’t show in a graph is the rise in pesticides & herbicides that mirror the decline in nutrients & the rise in cancer. It all works together because it’s a biosphere. As those poisons destroy the biosphere, there are less nutrients. There are some people who think that the abundance of glyphosate in the soil, water, & air is actually the cause of climate change.

    1. Hey Toni, yep. You’re so right. And I bet the correlation would be even more dramatic than the nutrients graph…

      What blows me away is the couple who were awarded $2 billion (that’s billion with a B) by Monsanto because a court proved Round Up caused their lymphoma… and you can still buy Roundup at Home Depot.

      What. The. Actual. Fuck.

      This world is so very strange to me.

      Keep growing, Toni.

      James~

  21. James, I heard of a neighboring county that sprays all their human waste on a field and then grows crops on it. This sounds like a perfect solution. Do you know much about this practice and is it truly as good of a solution as it sounds?

    1. Hey Mary, it’s a good solution, however rather than just dump on a field, I’d advocate composting, mixing in biochar, letting it sit, and letting nature work with it a bit first. This is an important step to let carbon bind up toxins. So, I think it’s a step in the right direction, but they’re missing a piece.

  22. Recycling our eaten food is common sense,my mom said it was normal practice when she grew up in rural Europe where villagers had no choice but to grow their own food.So called store bought food is the real crap period!
    am busy at home turning lawns into gardens,lots of work(free honest exercise) & people should know that there are two kinds of muscles.Muscles from working out routines may make you look great ,tho are useless for much else,those muscles from doing honest hard work are hands down the best & most useful.
    That’s my rant….

  23. Have a radically different thought on roundup.Had a relative George Grantier ,a chemical engineer Who worked for Monsanto & was on the team that developed it.Also myself built a serious farm of 1,000 head of cattle,pig operation,bee keeping ect.We the human species are the environments biggest plague period.We can’t feed ourselves without nasty chemicals now.Many common chemicals used by farmers have afterlives that last 50 years & more,so think about all of this when u r bashing one particular chemical like roundup.Monsanto sure has it’s nasty side,yet the team that developed it was ecstatic because it’s a systemic product that targets broad leafed weeds & turns into an inert substance once it hits the dirt with no afterlife.The problem with roundup is that farmers found that it is a good desiccant,that when sprayed on mature crops kills the plants dead & dried to make harvesting quick & easy,so the farmers abuse this product by spraying it on ripe grain for easy harvesting. Come fall with dampness & general moisture conditions,grain cannot be harvested when it’s damp or what we call “tough”,so harvesting losses can bankrupt the farmers who are weather reliant to make a living.
    So yes the coorperate takeover & control of farms is horrid along with gmo ect is our sick reality that feeds us & likely no way around this for the human masses but growing our own food.Growing your own food isn’t a little plot/garden for summer eating,it’s a tremendous amount of physical work & planning that most are incapable of,this is the human reality on the planet we are raping & killing methinks.If any of this offends you tough,it’s the reality that I see & have learned

    1. No offense taken, Steve.
      I’m personally of the opinion that if I haven’t offended someone by noon, I’m doing something wrong LOL.
      Interesting story here, glad you shared.
      And yes you are right there IS no other way than to grow it ourselves on land we work daily.
      We have built a society that makes this impossible. We blocked out all the sunlight, have no place to put our shit/pee so the Earth can properly recycle it. The list goes on. But that’s an entirely separate blog post.

  24. I am now on my nineties and this summer have been putting all my urine ( not just my night pot ) out in the garden about a gallon of it daily . Here in Scotland the manure and urine of overwintered cattle are still a valued part of rural economy .
    Surely human sewage could be recycled at a HUGE profit ?

    1. It absolutely could and SHOULD be! If processed safely and possibly with some additional amendments added it could be a very high $ item.

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